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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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In conversation the other day my friend brought up a really great topic for a blog post – so I though I’d expand upon it! She’s a new mom with an adorable baby and is struggling to find clean skincare to use while breastfeeding. I remember the feeling – my skin glowed my entire pregnancy, […]

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Today I’m excited to share another breastfeeding story! Our first one was such a success that I’ve decided to make this an on-going series covering any and everything about breastfeeding. Email me if you have something to share. (Info@themamanotes.com) Pumping is a topic I think most women have such mixed feelings about — while it […]

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I never thought I’d need so much STUFF to breastfeed. I assumed I’d need some nipple cream and a boppy and that I’d be set. Over the course of my year nursing Piper I accumulated a lot of stuff – much of wish I had purchased while I was pregnant so I’d be better prepared […]

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If you haven’t noticed, we live in the age of technology. Every day there are new apps or devices to make life easier. My husband works in and loves the IT field and I’m always hearing about the latest and greatest and have even had the opportunity to try some myself. We have devices that […]

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Today I’m excited to share our first breastfeeding story. As you know we often share birth stories on The Mama Notes – and after I posted this on Instagram, Suzanne reached out to me inspired and wanting to share her nursing story. It’s a long, but beautiful story about a new mother who was determined […]

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Breastfeeding was the most challenging part of early motherhood for me, as it is for many. It’s one of the things I worried the most about while pregnant. Would she latch? Would I produce enough? Would it hurt? Would I figure out how to pump so I could leave the house? There are a few […]

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We have been pretty lucky in that Piper has slept pretty well since she was about a month old. Don’t get me wrong there have been plenty  of sleepless nights in our house but overall I don’t complain. I exclusively breastfed Piper until she was 13 months so this tip really only applies to those […]

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