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I'm Sure Of It - A Story of a Mother's Anxiety

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I'm Sure Of It - A Story of a Mother's Anxiety

Postpartum Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome that comes on after the delivery of a child. You can develop symptoms for years after as your hormones continue to correct themselves. 10% of postpartum women are diagnosed and seek treatment. It is not commonly talked about. Many women go undiagnosed and battle alone. Many of us feel we should even hide it. We are often ashamed of it.  Do I have enough diapers in the diaper bag? Did I bring enough outfit changes so that Baby won't be covered in spit up...

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Induced Lactation

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Induced Lactation

Induced Lactation Induced lactation, also known as adoptive breastfeeding, is the process of nursing a baby that a woman did not give birth to herself. A common term for a woman who practices induced lactation for an adoptive mother is known as a wet nurse or surrogate. There are many reasons a woman may choose to have a wet nurse for her infant and is most often preferred by adoptive mothers; though adoptive mothers can successfully induce lactation on their own and contribute to the amazing benefits of and bonding provided through nursing. For any new mother, it’s important to...

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Why Does A Mother Kiss Her Baby?

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Why Does A Mother Kiss Her Baby?

          Have you ever admired your bundle of joy and felt that overwhelming need to cover your baby in a thousand kisses? Find out why!        Have you ever admired your bundle of joy and felt that overwhelming need to cover your baby in a thousand kisses? Look at your cute little baby cuddled up in your arms. Those adorable baby rolls, and those whittle kissable cheeks! Those soft coos...  It's almost impossible not too! Baby's are just... kissable! This is, of course, one of most natural responses to an emotional bond formed between a mother and her...

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Breastfeeding With Postpartum Depression (PPD)

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Breastfeeding With Postpartum Depression (PPD)

Breast feeding while suffering with postpartum depression is challenging. Find out how to overcome breastfeeding while suffering with postpartum depression.   The early days of breastfeeding are some of the most challenging days of a breastfeeding journey. Endless nights of no sleep, sore breasts, and a complete hormonal shift are just some of the small sacrifices we face during our postpartum period. Your body no longer belongs to you. Your body is now the lifeline for this beautiful baby in front of you. This thought alone can cause some anxiety. Will I produce enough milk? What if I do something...

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Tips and Advice for a New Breastfeeding Mom

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Tips and Advice for a New Breastfeeding Mom

Being a new breastfeeding mom has a lot of challenges in today's society. Despite the many breastfeeding advocacy organizations, breastfeeding moms are still facing discouragement everyday. Between public breastfeeding controversies, unsolicited opinions on weening age, and the wide variety of formula companies, some mothers feel pressure when it comes to their decision. Having a strong support system and encouragement is crucial to your success in the first few weeks. Resources such as Le Leche League, and Kellymom.com are of great help! I strongly encourage you to get connected with other breastfeeding women in your area! Facebook groups have helped me...

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