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This post is sponsored by Motif Medical. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow The Mama Notes to stay in business! I’m excited to partner with Motif Medical on today’s post. They graciously sent me one of their new Luna pumps with a rechargeable battery to test out and share with my audience. The […]

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I can’t believe in a few weeks I’ll be back living the breastfeeding life again! I have to admit it’s been kind of nice to have my body entirely to myself for a year now. I stopped nursing Flora in March of 2019 and then was pregnant in September/October of 2019. When I was pregnant […]

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It’s not my first rodeo with breastfeeding, and I know what to expect with my 3rd baby but if I’ve learned anything it’s that preparing for breastfeeding before giving birth can be so helpful in your journey! Here are some general tips for how you can prepare along with what I’m doing personally. EDUCATE YOURSELF! […]

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Ask any mama who has experienced it…. breastfeeding is not EASY! I remember feeling so lost and overwhelmed as a first time mom, because of my extensive research I did have an understanding that it would be hard and I tried to prepare myself the best I could but it was still very challenging the […]

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I remember the FEAR I had in my final weeks of pregnancy over this exact topic – I couldn’t imagine being tied to my nursing chair while trying to make sure all of Piper’s needs were met. Last week we took a reader submitted ‘Tip Tuesday’ question and I’m excited today to share the advice […]

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My goal with both of my daughters was to nurse them for 12 months. I was open to the idea of formula if I needed it, but tried and successfully breastfed both exclusively the duration of my goal. Both of my girls had different allergies (Piper had GI allergies and Flora has IgE mediated food […]

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My first baby took a bottle like second nature, we gave it to her and she gulped down my pumped milk. It made leaving the house easy and as a first time mom I needed that little escape whenever I could get it. Fast forward 3 years and my second baby wanted nothing to do […]

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Today we are sharing the breastfeeding journey of Stacey and her baby Joslyn.. And –  you can read other breastfeeding stories here and to share your own just email us at submissions@themamanotes.com ! During my entire pregnancy with our daughter, I told people I was going with the flow and did not have a set plan on […]

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Pregnant, now what?! While there are a few things you can do as soon as you find out you’re pregnant (here are 10 ideas) – one of my favorite things with both of my pregnancies was to start a shopping list of all the things I could buy to prepare for this exciting journey. It […]

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Today we are continuing our breastfeeding story series – though this time our mama, Lauren Goltis sharing her breastfeeding tips for new moms. You can read more of our breastfeeding stories HERE and check out our whole category on breastfeeding full of helpful posts here! Be prepared for unsolicited breastfeeding questions and comments 24/7. As […]

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It’s been a while since I’ve shared beauty favorites -but I have a few to talk about today. As you know I’ve been breastfeeding for 9 months know, so I’m a bit limited in the anti-aging department when it comes to skincare (can’t wait to get my hands on retinol!!!) BUT – have no fear. […]

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For the past 6 months I’ve been on a restricted diet free of dairy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and fish because of Flora’s allergies. I was also dairy + soy free for a year while breastfeeding my eldest daughter, Piper. It seems most common to hear about moms going dairy free while breastfeeding to help […]

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