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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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Want to know when to begin reading to your new baby?

Experts state that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read on their own. If you read just three stories a day you will have read a thousand stories before your baby’s first birthday.

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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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The best advice ever for new parents on how to get some sleep

The best way for parents of newborns to get some sleep, according to a postpartum doula

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Why Aren’t Parenting Lessons Required?

Why aren’t we all required, as part of our education, to take parenting lessons — like we study history? or math?

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12 Ways a Postpartum Doula Can Help New Parents

A postpartum (after the birth) doula can teach you about normal infant behavior and help build your confidence and your skills as a new parent.

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What is The Fourth Trimester of Pregnancy?

The fourth trimester refers to the first three months AFTER your baby’s birth. The fourth trimester is the time you spend learning how to parent a newborn, who oh-so-quickly turns into an infant. It’s the time you and your partner

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