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Holiday Travel During Pregnancy

The holidays are a time of year filled with family, friends, and lots of celebration. But, when you're pregnant, there's so much more to celebrate with loved ones, and for many of us to share these moments, there is travel involved. According to a survey conducted by The Vacationer, more than 63% of people over the age of 18 will be traveling this holiday season, so here's a few tips and tricks to help you enjoy your travel plans and stay safe this holiday season.

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Top Breastfeeding Questions with an IBCLC & CLC

While there are always unique questions and concerns about breastfeeding and pumping, there are questions that are more common than others! Because of this, we have teamed up to provide you with answers to your burning questions with our own experiences and resources. 

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Weaning Your Child from Breastfeeding

There will inevitably come a time when you have to tackle the weaning process, and this will look differently from child-to-child, in time frame, temperament, readiness, method and reasons. Just like with many other things, there is a "right" and "wrong" way to approach this, but in less polarizing terms, a way that is less impactful to our emotions, theirs, and your health. 

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The Ultimate Guide for Traveling with Breast Milk

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When traveling with breast milk, a little planning ahead makes the process quite simple and little-to-no hassle! By now you may already have your stash developed or have a pumping routine in place, but now there is planning needed to transport the milk, whether fresh or stored. Whether you are taking a road trip or are flying across the country, knowing how to store the milk you bring, or pump, along the way is imperative to save the integrity (and time spent!)

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A Midwife’s Guide to C-Section Incision Care

Every expectant parent wants the very best for their baby, and sometimes the very best way for a baby to be born is by cesarean section. When your baby’s birth is a cesarean delivery, the postpartum period and healing process can be even more challenging. Learn about healing from a C-Section in this blog.

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Can You Mix Breast Milk with Baby Formula?

According to the CDC, breast milk is the best nutritional option for infants because of the bioavailability of nutrients, meaning in their most absorptive and active form, along with the reduction in various risks for both mother and baby, from diabetes to female related cancers.

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The Best Sleeping Positions for Pregnant Women

Getting good sleep is always an important part of life. Sleep is the time when your body resets, detoxifies, and recharges for the next day. It's also vital for cardiovascular health and brain function and is so essential that a lack of sleep can lead to pregnancy complications.

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5 Autumn Inspired Foods to Ease Pregnancy Symptoms

Congratulations, you are pregnant! Now what? After learning about your positive pregnancy test, you’ll probably start out with some common pregnancy symptoms, bloating, breast soreness, headaches, food aversions and the one that gets talked about the most, morning sickness. 

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Breast Pumping Tips for Beginners

Choosing your pump and learning how it can work FOR you is the first step to confidently achieving your pumping and stashing goals.

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Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer

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While the history of having breast cancer or the risk of the cancer returning does not directly affect the integrity of the breastfeeding relationship, there are some risk factors and possible obstacles, depending on individual situations.

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