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Ten must haves for after baby

Ten must haves for after baby

If you've had children before, you know how that perfect bassinet becomes a cat bed, the endless toys get tripped over more than played with, and the high-dollar convertible high chair only gets used for a month.  So here's some of the things I found useful for the 4th trimester, either to get yourself or to give as a gift! 

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Documenting your breastfeeding journey

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Documenting your breastfeeding journey

Astrid's been breastfeeding for two and a half years and I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion!

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5 Things that helped me succeed with breastfeeding

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5 Things that helped me succeed with breastfeeding

I've been breastfeeding Astrid for just over two and a half years!  Here's a few things that I attribute to successful breastfeeding.

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5 things I'd do differently if I started breastfeeding today

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5 things I'd do differently if I started breastfeeding today

I feel pretty lucky to not have many regrets as a mother.  However I have learned some things along the way!  Here's five things I'd do differently if I were just starting to breastfeed. 1) Laid-back breastfeeding  I was exposed to laid-back breastfeeding while pregnant, but despite my best efforts I just couldn't figure out how to do it.  This is one of those techniques that works best if it's done from the start!  You rest comfortably, about halfway between laying down and sitting up, and place the newborn on your belly, skin to skin.  Then you patiently wait for...

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Essential Postpartum Wardrobe Tips

Essential Postpartum Wardrobe Tips

What clothing to have on hand for your postpartum period

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