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Mommy Boot Camp or a Cult?

…and I do believe it is a ritual, finding support amongst others who are going though a similar transition in life at the same time is pricelessly valuable.  We live in a culture where we don’t see itty bitty babies and their mommas around us much. We aren’t near our sisters, cousins, moms who may be caring for their own new babies...

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Overselling It?

...Recently, I've had a group of moms both in one of my support groups and those I've been seeing individually, who are struggling with the contrasts, commentaries, realities and emotions of formula feeding...

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It Gets Better?

I’m sure I’ve written in the past that the work I do is cathartic for me.  I’d love to say that my motives are completely altruistic, but let’s get real...

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Another Kid (alternatively "Re-sprogging")

...Rather than offer my thoughts on reasons to expand your brood (or not) and the complicated emotions associated, I figured I’d share some potentially helpful ideas for once you’ve made the decision to bring another one into the family fold. Read on for thoughts on how to introduce not only the idea but the actual tiny human to your previously one-and-only (pets excluded)...

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Basics of Pumping

Happy New Year!  Things are off to a good start.  I've received a number of calls recently from current and former clients about wanting to start pumping their breastmilk.  An occasional night out, a weekend away, wanting someone else to feed the baby and going back to work are just a few of the reasons moms want to pump, but many of the suggestions and planning are the same.  Here's a little info I've written on the subject...

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Ashamed?

There are certain experiences in regards to breastfeeding that come up in discussion most often, like nipple pain or milk supply. BUT, there are lots of things that aren't talked about frequently and some of those things can make us pretty uncomfortable, not only to experience, but to talk about...

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For you AND your partner

When it is no longer just the two of you, things naturally shift in terms of your relationship.  One of the most important factors influencing moms in terms of breastfeeding is her social support network, and of course, her loving partner is the most important part of that network.  These are some things to think about...

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Family

...New babies bring family together.  It can be expected to be crazy, intense, warm, nurturing and surprising, with, let's be honest, a tiny bit of proverbial baggage...

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