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8 Ways The Brand New Dad Can Support The Brand New Breastfeeding Mom

There’s a brand new baby at your house.  And you are a brand new Dad living with a brand new breastfeeding Mom. Among all the other things you two have likely discovered you know nothing about in the last week

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Quickly Learn How to Care for Your Newborn Baby in Your Own Home

What do you suppose I think  would be the BEST New Year resolution for those expecting a baby soon?  Why — finding and hiring a postpartum doula (do-la) so you can learn how to care for your newborn baby in

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More mysterious but totally normal newborn behavior explained

If  you are new to the world of babies, there are some seemingly mysterious newborn behaviors that you may not know about but that are totally normal newborn behavior. Get familiar with this list and you won’t freak out when

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A doula’s tips to successfully breastfeed a newborn

  If you are currently attempting to successfully breastfeed a newborn (or about to give birth and are planning to breastfeed) I bet you already know about the advice to feed your baby often, as much as 8-12 times per

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Calm a crying newborn with these tips from a postpartum doula

The very first time you need to calm a crying newborn is a challenge for all new parents. When your newborn baby begins crying persistently (and you have already tried feeding him and he’s refused) what are you going to

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Have you heard the one about the three-week-old baby’s first growth spurt?

See if this scenario sounds at all familiar: You’ve delivered your baby and are at home,  and successfully breastfeeding.Though you may have had a bumpy start, some weeks have passed and things are beginning to settle down. You and your

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Six Things You Can Do Before Your Baby is Born to Insure Breastfeeding Success

I want to be clear about breastfeeding…while it is certainly a natural bodily process, it is NOT like breathing. Women are not born knowing how to automatically do it. New mothers need kind, patient, knowledgeable and loving mentors or teachers

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Alert: U.S. maternity care system fails new mothers who want to breastfeed and what to do about it

You did not fail at breastfeeding. The U.S. maternity care system failed you and your baby.

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Five quick meal ideas for hungry new mothers

The new moms I work with are often hard-pressed for time to eat. They marvel at how amazing it is that this new little person can take up so much time… including their own time to plan and eat a

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U.S. hospitals do NOT support breastfeeding mothers and 6 things you can do about it

The best advice for those who plan to breastfeed from a seasoned postpartum doula: Educate yourself about how breastfeeding works BEFORE your baby is born.

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