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Taking a Doula Training

Posted on: January 2, 2023 | Birth Work, Community, Doulas, education, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Labor Doulas, Las Vegas, Postpartum Doulas, VFD Team, Work

What’s in being a doula, anyway? It’s a labor of love…truly it is! The on-call schedule life, the excitement and anxiousness as the call of “I think it’s baby time!” comes through. The first encounter with a new parent as you walk into their threshold of vulnerability and encompass them with the unbiased support that they seek. Turning the passion of doula work into a paycheck that breeds sustainability. This . . .

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Taking a Newborn Care Class

Posted on: December 5, 2022 | Babies, classes, Community, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Las Vegas, Motherhood, Parenting, Safety, sleep, VFD Team

Babies are terrifying, right? They cry, they poop, they sleep, they don’t sleep at all, they projectile liquids from bodily orifices. And yet…they are the most remarkable beings! Navigating life with a newborn doesn’t have to be a deer in the headlights situation. In fact, it’s almost a travesty to not utilize the resources and support that are available to new parents in the realm of parenting. No one has . . .

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Routines That Build Consistency

Posted on: November 21, 2022 | Babies, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, sleep

Newborns & Consistency Newborns go through a series of growth spurts, leaps, and milestones during the early days and weeks of life. Anticipating the baby’s next move is almost like a Jedi mind trick. Babies love to do 3 things- eat, sleep, poop…that’s it! Once feedings are down to a science with amount, method, and frequencies, the poop will come. Which leaves the sleep to figure out. When babies feel . . .

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Feedings: How Often Will My Baby Eat

Posted on: October 5, 2022 | Babies, education, Famillies, Feeding, Health, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information

You’re hungry AGAIN?! I just fed you. Sighs the weary new parent as she emerges from the makeshift sleeping area nearby. Cuddling and cradling the baby, she thinks to herself…how often will my baby eat? It feels like my baby is always hungry and never settled. When will I feel confident in my baby’s feeding habits?  Feeding Hunger Cues There are major hunger cues that your baby will showcase when . . .

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Top Five Books for Parents

Posted on: September 26, 2022 | Babies, Children, education, Famillies, Fatherhood, Friendship, Grandparents, Health, Information, Love, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships

We’ve all done it, right? Had a stack of books on the nightstand, a quick reference read thrown into the diaper bag, and a list of all the books to read to help make us a “better parent” with this or that. I know I did! I enjoy reading. With so many lists of ‘great reads to read’ I have curated a top five books for parents list of my . . .

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