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  • The Problem with "Fed Is Best"
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    The Problem with “Fed Is Best”

    Fed is best, right? On the surface, “fed is best” seems like a positive slogan. Upon delving deeper into the statement and website I immediately uncover significant problems with the movement. Fellow mom blogger Mama Banana’s Adventures ignited a firestorm yesterday with her post “The Truth About Fed Is Best.” In her post, she criticizes […] More

  • ECO-MA Reusable Nursing Pads Review
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    ECO-MA Reusable Nursing Pads Review

    I have been nursing my two kids for a total of over four years now. During my early months as a nursing mom, I leaked a lot and used disposable nursing pads. However, as soon as I made the switch to cloth diapers when my daughter was three months old, I also made the switch […] More

  • Zendoodle Baby Washable Nursing Pads Review
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    Zendoodle Baby Washable Nursing Pads Review

    I breastfed my daughter for two and a half years, and I have been breastfeeding my son since his birth over a year and a half ago. During my early months as a nursing mom, I leaked a lot and used disposable nursing pads. However, as soon as I made the switch to cloth diapers […] More

  • Waiting Three to Five Days Between Introducing New Foods
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    Waiting Three to Five Days Between Introducing New Foods

    When you started introducing solid foods to your baby, did you follow the “wait X number of days between each new food” rule? Most sources that I have found online recommend waiting three to five days before introducing new foods. When my daughter was an infant, my nurse practitioner mentioned waiting three days between new […] More

  • Breastfeeding Essentials: Must-Haves for Nursing and Pumping Moms
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    Breastfeeding Essentials: Must-Haves for Nursing and Pumping Moms

    As a two-time breastfeeding mother, I have discovered some products that make the breastfeeding journey a little more comfortable. From a supportive nursing bra to soothing nipple cream, here are the top must-haves that I recommend for any nursing or pumping mom. Nursing Bra Although many women enjoy going braless, I quickly discovered that a […] More

  • Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut
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    Reasons for Delaying Feeding Babies Solid Foods: The Open Gut

    At what age should a parent or other caregiver introduce solid foods to a baby? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), human infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Complimentary food should not be introduced until after six months. Breastfeeding should then continue for two years or beyond. Parents […] More

  • Medela Recycles
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    Medela Recycles

    Medela is proud to announce Medela Recycles, a program focused on helping moms who have finished their breastfeeding journey help another mom start hers. The program was created in response to a petition on Change.org launched by an eco-conscious mother to encourage Medela to develop a system to allow mothers to properly dispose of their old pumps to keep […] More

  • Toddler Breastfeeding
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    Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia

    Breastfeeding offers myriad benefits to mothers and babies. Now a new review of 18 previous studies published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics finds that breastfeeding may lower the risk of childhood leukemia. Childhood cancer is a leading cause of death among children and adolescents in developed countries, with leukemia accounting for 30 percent of childhood […] More

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