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#MomTalk: Surviving the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding

#MomTalk: Surviving the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding

April 24, 2018

Today's #MomTalk comes from Sheryl K, a first-time mama to a baby boy. Read her recommendations for what products helped her survive the first two weeks of breastfeeding and why she recommends them to every new mom. 

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5 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant

5 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant

April 24, 2018

Pregnant and planning on breastfeeding? Here are 5 ways you can prepare yourself for breastfeeding before your baby is born. Strategies include learning breastfeeding positions, understanding your milk supply and buying necessary nursing gear. Feel prepared and confident!

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#MomTalk: Tales of Pumping at Work

#MomTalk: Tales of Pumping at Work

April 09, 2018

Today's #MomTalk comes from Christina Kuhl, a working mother of twins. Read her hilarious story of how one clip art cow has helped keep her privacy intact and her pumping schedule consistent.

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Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Part III

Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Part III

April 08, 2018

Katie Pitts, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant from Sleep Wise Consulting answers common baby, toddler and child sleep questions from Milkful families.

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Words of Encouragement from Other Breastfeeding Mothers

Words of Encouragement from Other Breastfeeding Mothers

March 23, 2018

It takes a village. Even in an online community, we can still be a support system. Read some words of encouragement from fellow Milkful Mommas.

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Postpartum Care in the Early Days at Home: Advice from a Mother Baby Nurse of 20 Years

Postpartum Care in the Early Days at Home: Advice from a Mother Baby Nurse of 20 Years

March 08, 2018

Read the advice of a Mother Baby nurse of over 20 years on postpartum care in the early days at home. Questions include: how to handle the first 24 hours, ways to prepare for postpartum care and introducing your newborn to pets. 

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The Hours Before and After Delivery: Advice from a Mother Baby Nurse of 20 Years

The Hours Before and After Delivery: Advice from a Mother Baby Nurse of 20 Years

February 27, 2018

Read the advice of a Mother Baby nurse of over 20 years on what to expect the hours immediately before and after delivery. Questions include how to know if you have a good latch, whether or not to limit visitors and when your breast milk will come in.

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Preparing for the Hospital: Advice from a Mother Baby Nurse of 20 Years

Preparing for the Hospital: Advice from a Mother Baby Nurse of 20 Years

February 24, 2018

Read the advice of a Mother Baby nurse of over 20 years on how to best prepare for the hospital and delivery. Questions include preparing for breastfeeding, understanding an epidural and timing the hospital trip.

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Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Part II

Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Part II

January 17, 2018

Katie Pitts, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant from Sleep Wise Consulting answers common baby, toddler and child sleep questions from Milkful families.

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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag if You Plan On Breastfeeding

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag if You Plan On Breastfeeding

January 03, 2018

Here is a comprehensive list of items to pack in your hospital bag for labor and delivery that are new-mom approved. Our recommendations for breastfeeding moms.

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Tips for Traveling with Breast Milk in an Airplane or Car

Tips for Traveling with Breast Milk in an Airplane or Car

December 22, 2017

Know your rights for bringing breastmilk on a plane, how to manage germs when pumping on the road and tips for successfully breastfeeding your child on the go.

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Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant

December 19, 2017

Katie Pitts, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant from Sleep Wise Consulting answers common baby, toddler and child sleep questions from Milkful families.

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