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how formula feeding improved the way I breastfeed

3 Shocking ways formula feeding improved my breastfeeding: no more guilt over bottles

While pregnant with my first baby, I chose to become a breastfeeding mom. (Once he was born, of course!) But I did nothing to prepare for nursing a baby.  I mean, how hard could it be, right?  I have boobs. My baby has a mouth. I know where his food comes from and where it …

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Growing pains: A quick guide to baby’s growth spurts

Growth spurts are a necessary evil. It may seem shocking that I’m calling them evil. That sounds harsh, I know. But a mom in the throes of her baby’s growth spurt doesn’t think that’s a harsh description. Trust me, it can be torturous! If you’ve ever experienced a particularly rough growth spurt, you’re nodding your …

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Breastmilk Storage How to Store Breastmilk

Breastmilk storage simplified-How to store breastmilk safely

How confident are you in your ability to safely store breastmilk? Figuring out how to store breastmilk can be tricky. Of course, you know enough not to be outright dangerous – but it’s easy to get confused with so many variables! For example, you pump milk then get distracted and leave it sitting out for …

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