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Nutrition in Pregnancy

Posted on: February 8, 2021 | Body, Feeding, Information, Meals, Prenatal

Nothing sounded tasty. Claudia stood in front of an opened refrigerator door. She wasn’t the best when it came to her eating habits. In fact, a dessert was often an appetizer before dinner. During her prenatal visit, the provider explained the importance of nutrition in pregnancy; and what elements to her diet were essential for healthy fetal growth. Claudia knew she would have to make some conscious food decisions and . . .

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Feeding Foundations (Infant Feeding Class)

Posted on: October 19, 2020 | Body, classes, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Meals, Motherhood, Parenting

With love in her heart, uncertainty in your mind, and pain in her breasts, Tasha closed her eyes and braced herself while her newborn baby boy latched onto her engorged breasts. She had dreamed of feeding her baby anytime and anywhere from her bosoms. Other women did it all the time. Her sister shared how beautiful it was she nursed her 3 kids. Her best friend admired her strength as . . .

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Safety In: Feeding Baby

Posted on: August 31, 2020 | Babies, education, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Meals, Parenting, Safety

September is Baby Safety Month. Join us each week in September for a fresh off-the-presses blog covering baby safety from birth to 12 months. The first year of child rearing can feel like rolling the dice most times, but alas! Vegas Family Doulas has you covered. First up this week, safety when feeding a baby. From those first suckles to holding their own bottles and from puréed carrots to birthday . . .

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Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

Posted on: August 24, 2020 | Babies, classes, Community, education, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Relationships

Happy Black Breastfeeding Week! Did you know that 58.9% of black women breastfeed their babies, compared to 79% of white women? Were you aware that the majority of breastfeeding support groups are not led by a woman of color, nor do they have many women of color in attendance? The arc that a breastfeeding woman endures has peaks and valleys. Oftentimes, these women have someone to turn to for the . . .

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World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Posted on: August 3, 2020 | Babies, Body, Community, education, Famillies, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood

“Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet.” That is this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign to raise awareness and galvanize action on themes related to breastfeeding. WBW has been celebrated every year  the week of August 1- August 7th since 1992.  Around the world, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to protecting, promoting, and . . .

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