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When milk supply seems to be low, it can be a stressful thing for a new mother. As the body adjusts to the supply and demand of baby and as baby becomes a more proficient nurser, the breasts will appear to stop producing enough milk. No fear: the breasts are…

Sepia, Natures Wise Old Woman

Friday, 25 January 2013 17:21
Women these days have very hectic lifestyles. There are stresses with work, family, and finances. There are environmental toxins and poor diet. There is also a disconnect from our bodies and how nature has a perfect plan for the way we function. Homeopathic medicine is a medical system that uses…

My Journey After Sexual Abuse

Thursday, 24 January 2013 18:00
In the United States, 44% of women who have been raped are under the age of 18, and 80% of women who have been raped are under the age of 30.  Every 2 minutes, someone in U.S. is sexually assaulted (http://www.rainn.org/statistics). There is a good chance that you know more than…
People in the US are rediscovering the mind/body benefits of a 30-40 day postpartum recovery period for new moms during which they rest, are cared for, eat special foods for rejuvenation, and are supported by family and postpartum care providers. This, of course, leaves mom better able to care for…

BYOB

Wednesday, 17 October 2012 15:39
In this post first published at http://www.kimberleypayne.com/, I would like to encourage new moms who have clearance from their midwife or doctor to resume exercise—and those who will have the green light soon. Exercise? Are you kidding me? When am I supposed to have the time? The good news .…
Lately I have asked many of my friends who are new moms what they wish someone would have told them about having a baby. The answer I kept hearing was breastfeeding. They all said something along the lines of breastfeeding needs to be talked about more, and no one told…
New parents have a lot of questions. Some of the most basic are the most controversial: For how many months (or years) should I breastfeed my baby? When should I wean my baby and how? Where should my baby sleep? With so many commercial interests in our society telling us…

Do You Think You Have Low Milk Supply?

Saturday, 01 September 2012 10:05
“Not enough milk” is one of the most common causes for stopping breastfeeding or choosing to supplement with formula. Unfortunately often it is a perceived notion of not having enough milk which is  loosely based on one or several of the following: feeling as if the breasts are not as…
For those of you who are not familiar with my writing, I am a 29 year old mother of two little boys (1.5 and 3). I worked full time (while pursuing my undergrad psychology degree) while I was pregnant with #1.  After #2 was born, I stopped working (since it…
Bringing home your baby for the first time is one of the unexpected joys of motherhood. Introducing him to the dogs, the bed, the couch, the bouncy seat: it is fun to start doing all of those “firsts” with the baby! The comfort of being able to snuggle and nurse…
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