• Can a Mother’s Diet Change the Nutritional Quality of Breast Milk?

    Can a Mother’s Diet Change the Nutritional Quality of Breast Milk?

    This can be a sensitive discussion due given the fact that the pressure to eat right may sometimes cause mothers to give up breastfeeding sooner. While I empathize with that reasoning, I also believe that mothers should be aware of which nutrients can get passed on to the baby through their breast milk, and how they can easily add those to their diet. Before...
  • What Is Placenta Encapsulation?

    What Is Placenta Encapsulation?

    When people hear the term Placenta Encapsulation, a grossed out reaction often follows. Ewww! You wanna eat your placenta? I feel like when people hear about placenta encapsulation, they envision just cutting into your placenta and eating it (which….I mean, some people do). The process of encapsulation and consumption is actually pretty cool. Many of my students tell me that the process is much...
  • How to Host an Unforgettable Virtual Baby Shower

    How to Host an Unforgettable Virtual Baby Shower

    We know life has currently thrown expecting moms a curveball, but you don’t have to completely cancel your baby shower. Bringing new life into the world is nothing short of a miracle. Hands down — it needs a party. We’re here to help you catch that curveball and throw it back like you’re the number one pitcher in the game of life. Here’s to...
  • 6 Common Causes of Sore Nipples & Painful Breastfeeding

    6 Common Causes of Sore Nipples & Painful Breastfeeding

    Let’s talk about nipples… but not just any nipples. Let’s talk about sore nipples (cringe). I have something to share with you that may come as a surprise. Breastfeeding should not be painful. Now, some of you may be questioning the validity of this statement; however, I have plenty of information that I am going to share with you to substantiate my claim. An...
  • Does Breastfeeding Prevent Food Allergies?

    Does Breastfeeding Prevent Food Allergies?

    March is National Nutrition Month, and breastmilk provides a wealth of nutritional, immunity, and bonding benefits for mother and child. One common question that parents ask, though, is whether breastfeeding can prevent babies from developing food allergies.Breastmilk contains food proteins, so if you consume allergenic foods while breastfeeding, your baby will get some exposure to allergens. But does breastfeeding prevent food allergies on its...
  • Alicia’s Breastfeeding Story

    Alicia’s Breastfeeding Story

    Alicia, mom of 3, shared her story with our team of how she overcame obstacles in her breastfeeding journey. We’re grateful to share her breastfeeding story of Alicia and her family on our blog: My daughter breastfed. She was great at it, but from day one she HATED bottles. For the first 7 months of her life, no matter how much we pushed bottles,...
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