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Breastmilk Donation: Sharing Liquid Gold

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 21:06:30 +0000

In my work as a Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA, I encounter quite a few questions about breastmilk donation. If you happen to be a full- or part-time pumper who is able to express more breastmilk than your baby needs, breastmilk donation is an option worth considering.  Read on to learn…

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Breastmilk Donation: Sharing Liquid Gold was first posted on December 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm.
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Hygeia Q Breast Pump Review

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20:55:50 +0000

I’ve recently returned to work full time which means lots of time pumping for Declan!  And obviously pumping is on my mind as it was the subject of my last post as well (check out my tips!).  Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, my insurance covered the cost of a…

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Hygeia Q Breast Pump Review was first posted on September 6, 2014 at 4:55 pm.
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Philosophical (and Practical) Musings on Pumping Breastmilk

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:38:34 +0000

For the first time in my mothering life, I’m heading back to work full time – and that means pumping. Declan is 2.5 months old and while I’m excited to return to work I enjoy, I’m also sad that we have to be apart (I will save my rant about…

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Philosophical (and Practical) Musings on Pumping Breastmilk was first posted on August 25, 2014 at 12:38 pm.
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Introducing Declan: A Birth Story

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:37:22 +0000

I’m officially a mama to three!  Baby Declan joined us on June 4, weighing in at 9 lbs 12 oz and measuring 22 inches long.  Here’s our birth story! Given that my last baby (Eleanor) was 10 days “late,” I had mentally been preparing for a repeat this pregnancy.  By…

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Introducing Declan: A Birth Story was first posted on June 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm.
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Your Baby is NOT a “Bad” Sleeper: Common Sense Thinking About Infant Sleep

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:34:02 +0000

Let me let you in on an important secret that society doesn’t seem to want us to know about sleep.  Babies wake up.  Sometimes a lot.  Older babies wake up too.  So do toddlers.  Even school aged kids wake up.  And you know what?  Adults often wake in the night…

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Your Baby is NOT a “Bad” Sleeper: Common Sense Thinking About Infant Sleep was first posted on February 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm.
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How To Buy a Woven Wrap

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:19:36 +0000

Woven wraps are definitely far more high profile and more readily available in greater variety than they were even five years ago when I started babywearing.  The question “how do I choose my first woven wrap?” pops up frequently.   And with good reason!  With so many brands, so many…

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How To Buy a Woven Wrap was first posted on February 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm.
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The Real Reason You Should Write A Birth Plan

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 02:30:30 +0000

The subject of birth plans comes up quite often for pregnant women.  Do I or don’t I?  The idea of a birth plan is becoming increasingly “mainstream” and more women and their partners are starting to think about birth preferences.  Even so, I am always surprised when the question “What…

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The Real Reason You Should Write A Birth Plan was first posted on January 27, 2014 at 9:30 pm.
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Book Review: Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care

Sun, 26 Jan 2014 20:35:52 +0000

   Jennifer Block’s Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care is one of those books that’s been on my “to read” list for ages.  I finally had a chance to give it a read over the holiday break and wanted to briefly share my thoughts. As I’m a…

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Book Review: Pushed: The Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care was first posted on January 26, 2014 at 3:35 pm.
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Shopping…With a Conscience

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 04:52:54 +0000

Since it’s Black Friday/Local Saturday/Cyber Monday season, it’s hard to avoid thoughts of shopping.  I admit…I like to shop…too much probably.  Like most Americans, I have a bit of a consumerism problem (I could bore you at this point with my long academic ramblings on the subject…but I’ll spare you!).…

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Shopping…With a Conscience was first posted on November 25, 2012 at 11:52 pm.
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Let’s Make a Meh Dai (or Onbuhimo)!! Part II: Putting It All Together

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 02:51:38 +0000

Welcome to Part II of my meh dai/onbuhimo tutorial!!  Now that you’ve gotten all your pieces assembled from Part I (which you should read first if you haven’t already)…time to sew!!   I’m going to describe the order in which I put things together.  Remember, there are some different ways to…

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Let’s Make a Meh Dai (or Onbuhimo)!! Part II: Putting It All Together was first posted on October 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm.
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