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When Breastfeeding Sucks!

Posted on: January 5, 2019 | Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood

Breastfeeding can be beautiful. Breastfeeding is a natural form of feeding. Breast Milk has been proven to be organically superior than synthetic milk. You understand the why. You’ve stocked up on all of the accessories and gadgets. So what happens when breastfeeding sucks? The pain of it all. You’ve read, you’ve heard, and you’ve been taught that breastfeeding shouldn’t hurt. And it’s true! A successful breastfeeding session should not be . . .

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Infant Feeding Specialist-Part 3

Posted on: August 20, 2018 | Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Meals, Motherhood, Postpartum Doulas

2 months postpartum and Imani’s first day at work is around the corner. We’re visiting and we are going through what pumping at work will look like. She has been on her medication for anxiety for 2 weeks now, and shares that she is feeling less frazzled. Bradford gave his first hearty chuckle and it brightened her darkest day. While she has a great stash to feed Bradford for weeks . . .

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Imani’s Infant Feeding Story-Part 2

Posted on: August 13, 2018 | Birth Work, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

A week has gone by and as their Infant Feeding Specialist, I place a call to check-in on Imani and Bradford. The phone is answered on the second ring by an exhausted Aunt Valerie. She is pleased to hear my voice. After chatting for a moment and I ask about her view of how things are going for Imani postpartum, before asking to speak to Imani herself. Aunt Val explains . . .

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Imani’s Infant Feeding Story-Part 1

Posted on: August 6, 2018 | Birth Work, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Meet Imani James. Imani is a 38 year old district attorney from Colorado. She’s the first African-American female in this position in her city quite respectively. Imani is expecting her first child conceiving by choice through in-vitro fertilization, taking on this decision as a single mother.  She is also excitedly expecting her favorite Aunt Valerie’s visit for the birth of the baby; and plans to stay during Imani’s first 2 . . .

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