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Posts by Nicolle

5 Must-Know Tips for Breastfeeding Moms Returning to Work

You’ve spent the last several weeks knee deep in dirty diapers, figuring out this whole breastfeeding thing, and of course bonding with your precious new bundle of joy; but maternity leave is coming to an end, and you will be returning back to work before you know it. You’re probably going to be experiencing a…

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3 Smart Ways to Lose the Baby Weight & Boost Milk Supply

Making enough milk for your baby and losing the baby weight are two of the most stressful things about your postpartum journey.  Be sure not to pressure yourself into losing the weight quickly. You are still growing another human being with your own body! Your body will get back into shape in good time. After all it took 9…

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How to Tell If Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk

Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s also very hard and exhausting, and not knowing if your baby is getting enough breast milk can be stressful! Having baby to breast on demand is the best way to increase your milk supply and keep up with baby’s growing needs. It can be so easy to give baby a bottle during…

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7 Essentials for Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding success hinges on getting off to a good start. Breastfeeding isn’t easy. In fact, it can be frustrating, exhausting, and even painful at times. Especially in those first few weeks. Many women lose confidence, get overwhelmed, don’t get the support they need, and end up quitting breastfeeding early on. I want to close those barriers and…

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7 Ways to Increase Your Pumping Output

Breastfeeding is rewarding…but hard…and pumping is even harder! Returning to work after baby is already stressful enough, but if you breastfeed you have the additional stress of pumping enough milk for your little one while you’re away. There are a variety of reasons why you may see a temporary dip in your supply, like being dehydrated,…

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How to Survive Bedrest During Pregnancy

Bedrest; sounds kind of nice doesn’t it? Watching all the seasons of Parks and Recreation and Weeds because the doctor ordered it is nice at first…like real nice…but laying on your side for days on end and only being able to get up to go to the bathroom and shower can get old FAST. And it…

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How to Use Essential Oils Safely & Effectively

Essential oils seem to be the hot new natural trend right now. However, a lot of times I run into people who tell me they have all these oils, but don’t know what to do with them or don’t even really know what they are.  Natural products are great, but if you don’t know how…

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From One Messy Housed Mom to Another

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  The kitchen sink is filled with dirty dishes. The dishwasher always seems to continuously remain full. There are baby and dog toys sprung throughout the house. There are dirty laundry piles and clean laundry piles everywhere. Seriously, there is laundry everywhere. There are two over flowing laundry baskets in our bedroom, one in the…

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