The internet is an interesting place. When we post pictures there is always a chance someone will download and share them. Sometimes for good reasons and sometimes for bad reasons. So what do we do when it's time to announce the birth of your baby? Do we share the pictures or wait until the "time is right?"
So long to dates, spontaneous adventures and long nights with your partner....you are now a parent! Finding time to be a couple is now one of the hardest things to plan or do as a new parent. So how do you create meaningful, magical or relationship building moments for you both?
Nursing rooms have been around for quite some time now. And companies like Moms Pump Here are working to create options for moms on the go who need to pump or nurse their babies. But we've seen our share of locations submitted to our locator that include a bathroom or toilet. We keep them listed so moms can rate and share their review of the locations. Do we agree with bathrooms as a place to pump. NOPE. So they are listed for your knowledge.
Having a newborn is never easy, the joy of a new member of your team can easily be overwhelmed by the stress of making sure your little one is getting every advantage in his or her early years. This stress is amplified in parents who don’t subscribe to the traditional nuclear family; it’s important to remember however that even if your family structure is more “modern”, there’s nothing “traditional” about proper nutrition. When I was still in the hospital setting, I saw first-hand the plight of parents who did not have access to breast milk, it directly lead to the creation of BBy.
I believe breasts are magical! Not just because they’re incredibly beautiful, but because they are incredible and miraculous! These four facts ensure you never doubt the power of your breasts again. 1. To produce breast milk, we literally dissolve parts of ourselves We melt our own body fat starting with gluteal-femoral fat (aka our butts) and turn it into liquid to feed our babies. 2. Your baby tells your breast what kind of milk it prefers, and your breast listens! The nutritional and immunological components of breast milk change every day, according to the specific, individual needs of your baby. Your baby might lack the words to tell you what she needs, but breastfeeding makes it possible for you to receive her messages. During breastfeeding, her saliva “back washes” into your breast, providing your body with all the information it needs to make the best milk for your baby. 3. Our breasts turn water into milk. And not just any milk- SUPER MILK. Mature milk has 3 to 5 percent fat (depending on whether the baby is a boy or a girl- that’s right, your breasts can tell your baby’s gender!). The milk holds an impressive list of minerals and vitamins: sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamins A, C, and E. Long chain fatty acids like DHA (an omega-3) and AA (an omega-6) are also present in breast milk, which is critical to maintain and develop the brain and nervous-system. 4. They’re beautiful in all their different shapes, sizes, and styles. Your breasts have this incredible ability to help sustain and nurture life, with the purest most unaltered substance, and how they look has no effect on this astonishing ability. So, whether they’re “uneven” or perky or saggy or big or small, they’re all miracle workers. And that’s the most beautiful thing they can be. And this should be celebrated. Were you surprised? Tell me your thoughts by dropping a comment below. Source: The History of Breasts (book)
On the heels of all 50 states in the USA officially legalizing public breastfeeding we are thrilled to kick off this year's World Breastfeeding Week! Designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a week we celebrate awareness, diversity and the importance of breast milk World Breastfeeding Week has become an opportunity to spotlight moms, babies and the important work of organizations and companies around the world.
This is the story of a young 22-year-old college drop-out from a small town of merely 600 people who decided to travel the world. This same woman then discovered she was unexpectedly pregnant while in a new relationship with a different guy. The story doesn’t end there. She created a 6-figure business in the midst of all of this.
It is now JUNE 18 and there is still a lot of summer left for many of us. Summer activities can get expensive so let’s talk about having a fun summer while being on a budget!! I recently did a post on my personal facebook page asking moms what fun CHEAP things they did or are going to do this summer with their children and here are a few tips: