Breastfeeding

Kangaroo Care Basics

Kangaroo Care Basics: How we Did it and How it Improved our Health!

Kangaroo Care Basics: How we Did it and How it Improved our Health! I used to say that Ollie was the one who did Kangaroo Care to me as opposed to me doing it to him. It felt more than right, as many preemie moms I wasn’t allowed to hold him until three weeks after he was born. I was craving to hold my baby, but what I got to do was so much more […] Read more…

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Breast Pumps NICU

The Breast Pump Dilemma: My Top 5 Pumps for the NICU and Beyond!

The Breast Pump Dilemma: My Top 5 Pumps for the NICU and Beyond! When my preemie was born, I was recovering from pre-eclampsia, and basically trying to cope with moving into the hospital for an indefinite amount of time. So, pretty standard for most preemie moms! However, there was also an unexpected challenge that I initially took lightly: Choosing the right Breast Pump! The impact of having the breast pump that best suits your situation […] Read more…

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Breastfeeding NICU Preemies

Breastfeeding NICU preemies: 7 Hacks to Pump your Way through a NICU Stay (How I Breastfed my premature baby)

Breastfeeding NICU preemies: 7 Hacks to Pump your Way through a NICU Stay (How I Breastfed my premature baby)   The day has finally come: Your beautiful newborn is here! But it doesn’t look like in the movies; your baby has a NICU stay ahead of her. Suddenly breastfeeding became even more important to you and your little one, so you pump like crazy, day and night. You treat each drop of breastmilk as liquid […] Read more…

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