5 Tips for A Successful Breastfeeding Experience
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5 Tips for A Successful Breastfeeding Experience

There’s no denying that breast milk is one of the most nutritious gifts youcan give your baby. It’s packed with antibodies and vitamins, strengthening your baby’s ability to fight off viruses and bacteria. But while breastfeeding is an undoubtedly beautiful and mutually beneficial experience, getting started isn’t always easy. Read on for 5 easy ways…

What If I Don’t Choose to Breastfeed?
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What If I Don’t Choose to Breastfeed?

We are rounding the last lap of the National Month celebrating Breastfeeding.  We have shared stories and been inspired by women all month in our twitter parties and FB chats on their experiences nursing.  We have supported a day of public nursing in in LA County, #Boobolution.  And we have provided vital information and linked…

New Generation of Breastfeeding Moms Need Support
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New Generation of Breastfeeding Moms Need Support

  Image by Ingrid Franz Moriarty Its true that breastfeeding is “natural”, that the reason why the human race exists is because throughout history mothers fed their newborns with breastmilk.  This is just a fact.  Before formula existed, we existed because of breastmilk.  Interestingly since the introduction of formula, women have lost the natural ability…

Pediatrician Tips on How to Prevent Choking in Babies/Toddlers
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Pediatrician Tips on How to Prevent Choking in Babies/Toddlers

We continue to drive the message of baby safety this month.  Many thanks to Dr. Nina Shapiro, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UCLA for partnering with us in some blogs this month as well as in our upcoming Twitter Party on Monday September 15th – #SafeBaby. As any of us with children know, babies and…

Eating for Two: Staples to Reach for When Every Bite Counts
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Eating for Two: Staples to Reach for When Every Bite Counts

Part of being pregnant is feeding your growing baby—with every bite of food you eat. It can be hard to pay attention to what those bites should consist of, especially when you’re both nauseated and hungry. Most pregnancy books and blogs suggest the usual: a diet of fresh, whole foods—and lots of them. But what…

Anna Getty’s Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe
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Anna Getty’s Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe

Traditions…It’s that time of the year again! The holidays…A time when in theory, we are meant to gather together and be thankful, celebrate one another and reflect on the past year. In theory, also a time when we come together and create rituals in the name of hope, love, joy and peace. Well, it seems…

DIY Nature’s Pregnancy Pain Relief Kit
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DIY Nature’s Pregnancy Pain Relief Kit

Who doesn’t have the occasional sore back or achy feet with pregnancy? Here’s a great little kit you can make yourself to help soothe yourself when your maternity massage therapist is on vacation. It’s a great money-saving quick fix, too. It’s especially fun to use when your significant other can help! What You Need –Essential…

The Most Essential Nutrient You Never Knew You Needed
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The Most Essential Nutrient You Never Knew You Needed

The Most Essential Nutrient You Never Knew You Needed By Eliza Leggatt, Nordic Naturals Educator   Most pregnant women know that omega-3 essential fatty acids are important, but many don’t realize how essential they truly are. In fact, omega-3s are crucial not only for baby, but for mother’s own well being too. Often called the “good…

Top 4 Valuable & Simple Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms
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Top 4 Valuable & Simple Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

Your baby has arrived and you’ve started breastfeeding. It’s the perfect time not only to feed, but also to bond with baby. Your body will give breast milk first priority on vitamins and minerals; therefore, it’s essential to listen to your body in order to stay strong and healthy. 1. Keep Hydrated Close to 90%…

Hydration: Getting Enough of the Good Stuff
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Hydration: Getting Enough of the Good Stuff

Staying hydrated is at the top of most “Staying Healthy While Pregnant & Nursing” lists, and rightly so. Over 70% of the human body is comprised of this life giving liquid, which aids in some of our body’s most essential bodily functions, especially while nursing or pregnant. Water helps dissolve the nutrients your body intakes,…