Tag Archives: newborn

How grandma can be an awesome breastfeeding support

I remember how exciting it was for my husband and me when we had our first newborn! However, I also recall feeling overwhelmed by the exhaustion, breastfeeding challenges, caring for the baby and household chores! Breastfeeding and bonding with my … Continue reading

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Me… Tandem breastfeed?!

Tandem breastfeeding wasn’t something I set out to do, it just sort of evolved. Here is my story: I was breastfeeding my first child when I became pregnant with my second. Although I wasn’t totally ready to wean, the idea … Continue reading

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The key to surviving life with a newborn

The key to surviving life with a newborn is low expectations. Lower. Even lower. There you go. Remember all those things you had imagined pre-baby, you know that picture of you putting your little one down for a nap and … Continue reading

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What you need to know before your baby is born

On the day of your baby’s birth, she will sleep a lot and won’t cry much. You and your partner will have lots of energy – even if birth was exhausting – thanks to a helpful burst of adrenaline. You … Continue reading

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11 life hacks for taking care of yourself when you’ve got a baby

May 2 was Maternal Mental Health Day! I like to think of it as a day for us mothers to think about ways we can promote our own mental well-being. And Mother’s Day is coming – a day to support and … Continue reading

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