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5 Things You Need to Successfully Feed Your Infant

HappyBaby Organic Infant Formula

    Being a mom can be difficult. A first time mom? It can be stressful. It's also one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. I'll never forget becoming a mom for the first time. It changed my world in a way I could have never imagined. This tiny little baby depended on me to give him everything he needed and I wanted to give him the world. Every parent has dreams of how parenting will be, what they plan to do and how it should … [Read more...]

A Refreshing Treat for Nursing Mamas – A Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Having nursed four children I know how hard it can be. I know how much of a struggle some women experience. I love bringing you news about great products that can help you succeed in nursing your little ones. On a recent trip to our local Meijer I saw various Premama products in their vitamin section, … [Read more...]

Recycle Your Breastpump & Help NICU Mamas with #MedelaRecycles

recycle your breast pump

As a mama who has nursed four babies, I've been through my share of breast pumps. I always wished there was a way to recycle my breastpumps and now there is! I'm so excited to share with you the news of Medela Recycles and Medela is generously offering one lucky reader their very own Freestlye pump! With a new program called Medela Recycles, you can recycle your breastpump and help NICU mamas in the process! This program was created in … [Read more...]

Keeping Up with Rainbow Light’s Multivitamin for Women Over 35

Multivitamin for women over 35

Advanced maternal age. Yes, those were the words I heard from my doctor's office with my last pregnancy. I wasn't too thrilled, but reality says that I'm kind of in the range of "older women" having babies. Getting older really did show in my last pregnancy as it was my roughest. It's vital that we take care of ourselves and whether we are trying to conceive, pregnant or nursing, Rainbow Light's multivitamin for women over 35 is just what we need … [Read more...]

Letting Daddy Feed Baby, too with Help from Philips AVENT’s Comfort Breast Pump

Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Pump

When LA was born almost four years ago I NEVER wanted to leave him with daddy or anyone else and go somewhere. I was obsessed with my milk supply and so worried about messing it up. I felt like if I wasn't working (when I HAD to be away) then I should be with him nursing him. When Addy was born two years ago, I hadn't changed much. It was rare during our nursing days that I left her with anyone other than when I was at work. Of course, there were … [Read more...]

A Look Into the Placenta Encapsulation Process

Capsules

Disclosure: This post contains pictures of the placenta before, during and after encapsulation. Some of these pictures do contain blood. Due to the graphic nature of the pictures, this post is reserved for mature audiences only. Thank you to Cate from Trusted Women Doula Care for this amazing guest post. I asked Cate for information on the placenta encapsulation process so I could write an information post. This was the process Cate sent to me … [Read more...]

Why I Chose Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is something that’s been talked about more and more in recent months. I heard about it in the fall (2013) when I was pregnant with Annie. My first thoughts? I thought it sounded disgusting, as I am sure many people think. BUT, the more I learned about it, the more it sounded right for me and the more it made sense for women to take advantage of the effects of placenta encapsulation. When thinking about my postpartum … [Read more...]

Increase Your Milk Supply with Making Mama’s Milk & More!

Lactation Cookies

I've been a fan of Making Mama's Milk & More for some time now! I ate the cookies daily when I was nursing Addy and I am fully convinced they are what allowed me to nurse her for 17 months! These cookies are definitely a must-have if you ask me so, of course, I was excited to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies event! If you are looking to increase your milk supply Making Mama's Milk & More is your answer! The owner is … [Read more...]

Successful Pumping with Avent’s Easy to Use Double Electric Pump

Philips Avent Logo

Breastfeeding has been something that I have been blessed to be able to do with all of my children so far. I have worked full time with the last two and although it's been difficult to do at times I've been able to successfully breastfeed for at least a year. I've been able to do this with the help of a double electric breast pump and pumping 3-5 times daily (on work days). I've been a fan of Philips Avent for a long time now so when they agreed … [Read more...]

Make Any Shirt a Nursing Shirt with Undercover Mama #WonderlandOfBabies

Undercover Mama Logo

Another sponsor Courtney and I were thrilled to include in the Winter Wonderland of Babies Event is Undercover Mama. Courtney and I both nurse our babies and this is a product that really helps us nursing mamas in a few different ways! You can make any shirt into a nursing shirt with the genius invention called "Undercover Mama". Courtney and I both received an Undercover Mama for review purposes. I love the variety of colors that are … [Read more...]

Fairhaven Health has my Pregnancy and Nursing Health Covered!

Fairhaven Health Logo

Granted, I've had my days that I've forgotten vitamins here and there. Being pregnant it's so important to take vitamins daily. It's also important to continue to take them postnatal, too. Fairhaven Health has us covered in both aspects: prenatal and postnatal. Not only that, but they have our nursing needs met, too! Courtney and I were thrilled to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies Event to help one lucky mama stay healthy! … [Read more...]