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Day in the Life of a NICU Mom

Day in the Life of a NICU Mama

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month and this is a glimpse of what my days were like for 3 months of my life while my lil’ one was in the NICU. 6:00 a.m. Pump 6:30 a.m. Wake up my other children 7:00 a.m. School drop-off 7:15 a.m. Drive to the hospital… Thinking “Should I eat […]

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Celebrate Breastfeeding

Yay! August is National Breastfeeding Month! We’re celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) by following the theme of “Breastfeeding: Strength Through Support.” Breastfeeding can be beneficial for both mother and child. The rewards of bonding, burning calories (while pumping/breastfeeding), and gaining some of the first experiences of motherhood are amazing. I was able to breastfeed […]

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The Breastfeeding 15

The Breastfeeding 15

Surely, you’ve heard of the “Freshman 15.” That well-known term for the extra pounds that magically appear the first year of college. What you may not have heard of is the “Breastfeeding 15.” That new term (yeah, I just made it up) for those extra pounds that magically appear the first few months of breastfeeding. When I gave birth […]

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World Breastfeeding Week :: Deborah’s Story

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week.  If you visit the WBW link, you’ll find lots of information about the benefits of breastfeeding – with a focus on how  “exclusive breastfeeding and adequate appropriate complementary feeding are key interventions for improving child survival” across the globe. I’m not here to extol the benefits of breastfeeding.  The […]

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