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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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Donating Breastmilk: A Simple Way to Make a Big Impact

We love guest posts from our readers! The following is one mom’s story of struggling with oversupply and finding a silver lining through breastmilk donation. It’s inspiring AND informative, so be sure to share! Special thanks to our guest writer, Brycee Loyola! My introduction to donating breastmilk came through my frustration with breastfeeding. I had what is called […]

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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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