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Partners and Bonding with the Baby

Posted on: May 23, 2022 | Babies, Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Friendship, Information, Love, Motherhood, Parenting, Relationships

There is a stigma that a partner won’t have the same level of bonding that a primary or birthing person may have with a new baby. While there is a specific form of bonding that occurs in childbirth, breastfeeding, and caregiving; that is not to discredit the special bonding that occurs within a partner. In fact, the beauty of parenting is the parental bond is unique for each caregiver is . . .

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Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk?

Posted on: April 25, 2022 | Babies, Body, education, Feeding, Health, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information

Much time, energy, worry, and focus happen in the first six weeks after birth. There are healthcare visits, well-checks, sleep adjustments, questions, worries, concerns, and more. Feeding a baby is one of the biggest wonders that many new parents have. HOW do I know if my baby is getting enough milk? WHAT amount should my baby be eating at this age? HOW often should I feed my baby? Even veteran . . .

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Breastfeeding Red Flags in the First 3 Weeks

Posted on: January 31, 2022 | Babies, Body, Community, education, Feeding, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Las Vegas

Breastfeeding had proven to be a challenge both mentally, emotionally, and physically for Claudia over the past 2-weeks. Evyn was hungry more frequently than the “2-3 hour” window. She was fussy and sleepy constantly. Claudia had taken prenatal breastfeeding classes and had learned a lot of great information, tips, and what-to-dos, and yet still she was sitting here struggling with body feeding her baby. Breastfeeding red flags were flaring, and . . .

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Bringing Home Baby

Posted on: January 10, 2022 | Babies, Community, Diapers, Doulas, Famillies, Feeding, Friendship, Information, Meals, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, sleep, VFD Team

The doorbell rang. Claudia’s postpartum doula Kaela opened the door to find a basket filled with pastries, gift cards, and teas. “Ohh…what do we have there?” Claudia expressed as she looked up from nursing baby Evyn. “Looks like a congratulations gift basket from Simone, Mike, and their crew.” Kaela spoke. “They’ve included wrapped pastries, gift cards, baby gifts, diapers, and more!” “What a thoughtful gift!” expressed Claudia, “It’s like they . . .

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Postpartum Support

Posted on: January 3, 2022 | Babies, Body, Doulas, education, Famillies, Feeding, Friendship, Health, Infant Feeding Specialist, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Postpartum Doulas, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Relationships, sleep, VFD Team

Claudia lied wide awake. It was 3 am. She was 5 days postpartum. Her chest was large, hard as rocks, and filled with milk that filled her breast seemingly overnight. She was in pain. Evyn lay in the bassinet next to the bed. Both were exhausted. It was a long emotional day, and Claudia wasn’t ready or willing to face another one like that.She recalled her prenatal visit with her . . .

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