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breastfeeding
  • Lifestyle,  Pregnancy

    Why I Suggest All Breastfeeding Moms Use a HAAKKAA

    If you’re about to have a baby or just had a baby and nursing, then I strongly urge you use a HAAKAA milk catcher when you’re nursing. The HAAKKAA is made for breastfeeding and pumping moms. I’ve used it with my last three babies and WOW it has really been a major perk while postpartum and wanting to start a milk supply but not wanting to pump. It is perfect for those who have baby latched to one side, and are experiencing a let down on the other side. I always attach to my other breast while nursing and then take the collected milk and store it in the freezer.…

  • Health,  Recipes

    A Mom of Five’s Pumping Tips

    This post is in partner with Made to Milk. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer page for more information. Before I became a mom, I spent a lot of time in researching topics that involved pregnancy, birth and also breast-feeding. I did not take the time to learn anything about the world of pumping and it is a regret I have in. my motherhood journey. It’s one of the regrets that I have because after I had my first baby, it was so intimidating to me that I wouldn’t even attempt to pull my pump out. I am so thankful that over the years I’ve…

  • Health

    Breastfeeding 101

    Before I had my son, Nolan, I knew a little bit about breastfeeding from my sisters. One of my sisters is a labor and delivery nurse, so after watching her feed three babies and give me endless tips, I felt confident I would breastfeed my children. Breastfeeding is difficult for any new mom; I can only imagine what women go through who do not have as much background knowledge or support as I did. “There are three reasons for breastfeeding: the milk is always the right temperature, it comes in attractive containers, and the cat can’t get it.”-Irene Chalmers After five babies and almost seven years of successfully breastfeeding, I…

  • Fashion,  Health

    Five Must Have Items for Your First Week Postpartum

    This post is in partner with Kindred Bravely. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. You just had a baby… now what?! You’re in for the fourth trimester! What exactly is that? It’s where you get to take care of this tiny creature that you grew for nine months and yourself. The body that just birthed a human being is beginning to change. You’re bleeding, sore, tired and just wait til your milk comes in. You’ve got a boob job that you didn’t ask for that any other time you’d be amazed by but now they are hard as rocks and leaking…

  • Fashion,  Kids

    Baby Number 5: Most Asked Birth/Breastfeeding/Maternity Questions

    Happy Monday ya’ll! I hope you’re having a wonderful day. I am still pregnant (38 weeks and 3 days) with baby number five and I’ve got all the feels for this chapter because I know that a new one is right around the corner. I’m not wishing this pregnancy away like I’ve done in the past but fully embracing it because once it’s over I immediately get those feelings of “I wish I was pregnant again.” During my pregnancies, ya’ll ask me all the questions… WHICH I LOVE and I’m excited to do a little pregnancy, home birth, postpartum, breastfeeding Q and A here for ya’ll to reference. I’ve done…