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Breastfeeding Past the Societal Norm

Posted on: August 7, 2023 | education, Famillies, Feeding, Health, Information, Motherhood

What’s “normal” isn’t always what’s common. What’s common isn’t always what’s acceptable. By definition, normal is conforming to a standard, usual, typical, or expected.   Common is defined as occurring, found, or done often. The definition of acceptable is, able to be tolerated or allowed.  Breaking down the societal norm on breastfeeding isn’t anything new. As the decades roll by, breastfeeding becomes acceptable or obscene. No matter how you slice . . .

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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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Going Back to Work

Posted on: November 8, 2022 | Famillies, Fatherhood, Feeding, Information, Motherhood, Parenting, Work

As one prepares to go back into the workforce after having a baby, the process of beginning a new daily routine, ensuring enough nourishment is available for the baby, and learning to “get back to it” after some time away can be a little (or a lot) overwhelming.  For some, going back to work is a saving grace. There’s a familiarity with how the day will go, what is expected . . .

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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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Five Snacks for Nursing Parents

Posted on: August 23, 2022 | Body, Feeding, Health, Information, Meals, Postpartum

It’s not only what you put in your body, but also how much and how often. Nursing parents should consume additional calories in their day to assist with the body’s function of producing breastmilk. Herein lies the hang-ups for many new parents…the time!…the what! Postpartum nutrition is vital in producing and maintaining a supple milk supply. These five snacks for nursing parents are filled with the vitamins and nutrients suggested . . .

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