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Reasons for new parents in NJ to “like” Tender Times Doula on Facebook

Why “LIKE” Tender Times Doula’s Facebook Page when, as a new parent, it seems like just one more thing to fit into an already overflowing day? Because, as a new parent  with your baby finally in arms, I’m betting that you’re

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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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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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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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