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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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Help! What happened to my milk supply?

Myth or Fact? A mother’s breasts will change once her milk supply is established. Did you guess fact?  If so, you are right in many ways.  Let’s chat about it. Shortly after giving birth, when your mature milk arrived, you may … Continue reading

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Why it’s better to NOT have a routine with young babies

There’s nothing like a good routine. We hear all the time how children need routine to feel safe and secure. Especially during times of stress, routines bring us all comfort and familiarity. These are the times when we are literally … Continue reading

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What’s the birth got to do with breastfeeding?

When I was pregnant with Pumpkin, I really wanted to have a natural childbirth. I was in awe of women who had birthed their babies the way nature intended – sans epidural or any other intervention. At the end of … Continue reading

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