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choclateNothing like being able to pass on good news to make my friends happy.  I came across the following article which discusses in detail, the health benefits of eating chocolate.  Pure chocolate comes from the seeds of the Theobroma cacao plant. A study published in April 2007 in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that cocoa was more effective at lowering blood pressure than green and black tea. Both of these teas contain similar polyphenolic flavonoid anti-oxidants.  More effective than green and black tea?  I’m in! Without all the junk added to it, this sounds like a nice treat for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.  Enjoy! For more detailed info on the wonders of cacao, check out the below link: http://www.naturalnews.com/033405_chocolate_health_benefits.html

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Oh, for the love of breastmilk/human milk

ScienceDaily (Oct. 27, 2010) — Ask someone in the know to list the substances in breast milk that make it the ideal food for newborns and you may hear about proteins that guard against infection, fats that aid in the development of the nervous system and carbohydrates... read more

The First Day – Getting Breastfeeding Established

The foundation to comfortable breastfeeding is to ensure that your baby has achieved a good latch. This is a skill that is easier acquired if you have someone assist you. When your baby is latched on well, you may feel a strong, but painless tugging sensation on your... read more

The first day – getting breastfeeding established

The First Day – Getting Breastfeeding Established A mother’s experience can be dramatically affected by what happens during the first 24 hours after her baby is born. There are several steps to pay close attention to which help both mother and baby get off... read more

BIP/NIP – breastfeeding in public, nursing in public

Today I gave a speech to my Toastmasters Club. My job was to persuade my audience about a subject I was passionate about. As a Lactation Consultant, I frequently hear mothers express concern about nursing in public. It is either their own concerns about being discreet... read more

How many ways can you breastfeed a baby?

Since this article came out, I have been asked many times what I think about the article and about the concept of Laid Back Breastfeeding.  Most of the time it has been through a direct email or a private Facebook message.  I have had a few moms post it in Facebook to... read more

One way to make the transition to motherhood smooth

  A  postpartum doula is an excellent way to help new mothers make the transition from pregnancy to birth to postpartum I have been a childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula and currently focus on working as an IBCLC, helping mothers with breastfeeding.... read more
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