How to bond with baby when your partner is breastfeeding

In the beginning of an infant’s life, the caregiving demands are intense, and the relationship building exchanges are minimal. So naturally, if only one partner is able to handle one of the major areas of care, it can feel unbalanced. Because infants feed often, they spend a lot of their time with the parent who…

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Here’s Why You Need A Lactation Consultant

Are you planning on breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or pumping milk for your newborn? Some families who want to body-feed their little ones can feel overwhelmed by all the information available and want guidance in figuring out what is right for them. To ensure that you have an expert in your corner regarding feeding your baby, we…

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Is Your Baby Getting Enough To Eat?

Feeding Is Key To Sleep  One of the most common issues we see when it comes to babies not sleeping through the night has to do with feeding! One of the worst things we hear from parents is, “they took a 5-hour nap today without feeding.” If your baby isn’t eating during the day, it…

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Pumping is the WORST.

I am so excited to introduce a new author to our blog… Jillian Hasner! One of our fabulous Postpartum Doulas here at Happy Family After. Let’s give her a big round of applause and look forward to a lot more from her! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This weekend, I watched a great documentary called Breastmilk. Along with telling…

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I Don't Want to Run a Marathon.

(This post is about breastfeeding. Or rather, not breastfeeding. We’ll get there, I promise.) I don’t want to run a marathon.Or a half marathon, or a 10K. MAYBE a 5K, but only if it’s for a really good charity, and there is lots of cold beer waiting for me at the end of it. Do…

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Breastfeeding "Awareness"?

This gave me a chuckle on the Buy Buy Baby homepage the other day. To celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month, let’s cover up! (disclaimer:: I am ALL FOR breastfeeding in public, and I think the decision to cover or not is left to the mother, and it’s a non-issue because even an uncovered breastfeeder shows no…

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A non-judgemental guide to Breastfeeding & Formula: how to choose

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your baby is a big, very personal choice. There are medical, cultural, and all kinds of other factors that go into a decision whether or not to nurse your baby. Unfortunately, most of the information out there is very fraught, one way or the other – both sides can…

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