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F is for Formula

Posted on: September 4, 2019 | Babies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information

The “big bad wolf” as it has been come to be known in many mom circles, by many professionals, and oftentimes by families themselves. Formula, or Artificial Baby Milk as it’s also known as, was first created in 1867 as an alternative method for providing nutrition to one’s infant. Over time, the formula of Formula has changed. Formula has changed in composition. It has changed in methods of preparation. It . . .

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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-Conclusion

Posted on: August 27, 2018 | Babies, Children, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships

At now 8 months, Bradford is crawling and teething. Imani is loving this stage of parenting as Bradford is more interactive and seems less fragile. She’s noticed that Bradford has been a little forceful at the breast. The very few breastfeeding sessions has now become their new normal and Imani wants to enjoy these last moments. The other night she was brushing his gums and noticed that there was a . . .

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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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