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There’s nothing like a doctor telling you your baby is ‘failing to thrive’ to motivate you to increase your milk production. If you haven’t been following along — we’ve been on a journey the past two months trying to determine the cause of Flora’s extremely bad Eczema. During this time I was on a dairy […]

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A full recap on what I’ve been eating & how I’m surviving an allergen elimination diet.

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I’m so excited to share a review of the Willow Wearable Breast Pump today! Since I posted about testing it out a few months ago I’ve received so many questions and I’m really eager to share my thoughts about this groundbreaking pump! Willow has sponsored this post but as always all opinions are my own. […]

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These products have been so helpful in the first months of breastfeeding.

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I’m sharing how and when I started to pump and create my ‘freezer stash’ of milk before going back to work.

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As a follow up to yesterday’s post with our bedtime routine with Flora (at 4 weeks) I’m sharing everything I set up in our room before I go to bed every night.

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Breastfeeding is one of the most stressful and nerve wracking parts of early motherhood and I’m a huge advocate of preparing before hand! While certainly there’s nothing that can compare to having your baby latch for the first time — there’s plenty you can do to educate and set yourself up for success with breastfeeding.

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I’ve officially switched gears from maternity clothes to nursing-friendly tops and sweaters I can wear all winter long. I have a few already I’m looking forward to wearing: This Cuyana wrap and this Ingrid & Isabel wrap are perfect for covering up and wearing over a nursing tank. I have one of these Target nursing […]

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If you’re a breastfeeding mother who works, returning to the office after your maternity leave can be one of the most overwhelming and stressful thoughts.

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One thing I always tell expectant mamas to put on their registry or shopping list is comfortable PJs that you can easily nurse in. I had such a small assortment of tops and nightgowns that I could easily nurse in and with Piper’s frequent spit ups with every feed it always felt like I was […]

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I’m a little late on sharing this since I’ve been out of town for a few weeks –but in case you’re breastfeeding and did not hear the news, the CDC has released suggested regulations for cleaning breast pump parts.

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Today I’m excited to share another breastfeeding story! We’ve made this an on-going series covering any and everything about breastfeeding, support for other mothers and an outlet to share your own story. Email me if you’d like to submit your journey.  (Info@themamanotes.com) Read more breastfeeding articles here.  Mother’s name: Sonja Baby’s name: Scarlett Kyle Baby’s birth […]

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