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How to Treat a Plugged Milk Duct

These tips will help you address your plugged milk duct naturally, before it leads to the development of mastitis. Unfortunately, I, like many breastfeeding mothers, have suffered from plugged milk ducts from time to time. This is especially common for me during the postpartum period, or the first six weeks after birth. My daughter and …

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My Baby Registry for Two Under Two

I’ve seen thousands of posts flooding Pinterest informing expecting mothers about what they need to put on their baby registry to survive their baby’s first year. Those posts are great, but this time around, I am making a baby registry for two under two. When this next baby rolls around, my two children will be …

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What to Expect When Getting Your Baby’s Tongue-Tie Fixed

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If you and your newborn have had any problems nursing, such as pain, a poor latch, or poor weight gain, there’s a good chance that your baby may have a tongue-tie. Tongue-tie is fairly common in infants. My lactation consultant said that in the mothers she visits who are having nursing problems, a very large …

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How to Take Amazing Monthly Pictures of Your Baby

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One of the biggest trends in baby-world right now is taking pictures month-by-month of your baby to watch how they grow over the course of their first year. I don’t see this trend going anywhere any time soon; Babies grow and develop so dramatically in that first year that the monthly pictures are a great …

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6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Breastfeeding

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It’s 7:30 PM, I’ve just had my baby, and the nurse asks me, “Would you like to try and breastfeed?” “Of course!”, I reply. I have read books, blogs, and informational articles on breastfeeding. I have talked to the countless women in my life who have breastfed their babies. My head is chock-full of information; …

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