The moment you realize you are about to become a mother, or a parent, everything changes. You suddenly become second, and the amazing miracle growing inside you quickly becomes number one. Before you know it you have to make a million different decisions and some are much harder than others. One of those questions that may come is whether or not to bank your baby’s cord blood. This can be a complicated and confusing question, but we are here to help you find an answer. Read on to see the facts and weigh the pros and the cons of cord blood banking.
Discovering comfortable clothing you can seamlessly transition from pregnancy to nursing can be time consuming and daunting. Luckily, we have come across a beautiful line of clothing with exactly that in mind, NOM by Belly Dance Maternity. NOM offers some of the most attractive everyday nursing apparel for mothers. Who says everyday attire for breastfeeding moms can’t be beautiful?
Attention Nursing Moms: Forget about unfashionable nursing tops that are uncomfortable and don’t fit right! Milkstars is an amazing line of clothing that is here to help.
Who says breastfeeding moms can’t also look chic?
Since August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month, we figured this would be the best time to showcase some amazing fashionable breastfeeding apparel. There is an increased awareness around breastfeeding, and there are more women wanting to try to breastfeed their children now; more than ever!
If you have been following Daily Mom, you know that breastfeeding is something we are passionate about, and we have been doing our part to raise awareness. We believe in the right to breastfeed, the right to do it wherever and whenever desired, and the right to do it while still looking fashionable and incredible.
For many moms breastfeeding is a dream come true. But for others, it’s a dream never realized. There are many situations that may arise that can prevent a mom from breastfeeding her baby. And, there are some moms who want their babies to have all of the amazing benefits of breast milk but who are simply not comfortable breastfeeding. Luckily, there’s another option: exclusively pumping your breast milk and bottle feeding it to baby. Read on for more information about how to be successful exclusively pumping!
Who says breastfeeding moms can’t also be fashionistas?
With an increased awareness around breastfeeding, more women are attempting to breastfeed their children than ever before. In fact, over the past month we’ve been doing our part to bring you articles, personal reflections and breastfeeding resources to bring awareness to the art of breastfeeding. And what would a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign be without fashionable breastfeeding apparel?
We believe that a mother has a right to breastfeed whenever and wherever she wants. We believe she shouldn’t be limited to nursing in a bathroom or closet. And, we believe that she should be able to do it with a sense of style.
If you share any of those sentiments, stay tuned because for the next few days, we will be highlighting some of the most fashionable nursing collections in the industry. You don’t want to miss it!
Today, Ripe Maternity shows us how to fashionably go from maternity to nursing.
You’re pregnant and you’ve made the amazing decision to breastfeed your baby, but you don’t know where to start. From breast pumps to breast pads, bras, tanks and covers there are limitless options available to you and it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Well you’re in luck! We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to help take the guesswork out of the equation and leave you feeling nothing but excitement to begin your breastfeeding journey.
It is one of the first very personal questions that nosy aunts, grandmothers, friends, even coworkers ask. “Are you going to breastfeed your baby?” You have every intention of doing just that. It is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby and you want to be sure that they have every benefit possible. You have researched, read books, taken the new mothers classes, and you are determined to make this work. You have endured labor and birth and here is your shining moment. You put your baby to your breast for the first time and it happens! Or, at times, it doesn’t. Women struggle with breastfeeding every day and many give up because they weren’t sure how or where to reach out for help. We are here to help by providing the necessary resources if you need them.
The nursery is coming together, the checklist for your new baby is in progress, and you’re patiently waiting to meet your bundle of joy. But is your baby ready? As you may know, the ideal position for a baby to be born is head down and facing towards your back. Usually babies naturally get into this position by the end of pregnancy, however, there are a few tips and tricks you can do to help encourage the baby to get into this position.
Thrush–it can be one of the most painful and long lasting problems you will deal with as a nursing mom. The symptoms can appear in the baby, the mother, or both. Thrush, like mastitis, can be so challenging that it has been known to shake even the most devoted breastfeeding woman. This article will highlight just exactly what thrush is, how it looks and feels, and highlight the steps you can take in order to kick it to the curb for good.
As you prepare for your baby’s big arrival, it can be overwhelming to sift through all the information concerning what you will need and what you will not. Your baby’s clothes may be in order, diapers ready, blankets and other essentials freshly washed and ready to snuggle into, but something that can easily be forgotten is that mommy will also need special care after baby’s birth. If this is your first baby, you may not feel prepared for the aches and pains that may accompany your healing process, not to mention the hormonal and emotional changes that can occur. Don’t worry, here is a compilation of some soothing postpartum essentials that can make your recovery much more comfortable and give you ideas about what you may find useful in your first weeks after giving birth.
If you prefer to purchase each item instead of making it yourself, there will be a link for equivalent products.
Many mothers have a tough first labor and birth experience. Sometimes our dreams of a certain birth experience fade as something completely different happens than what we imagined. Much of this could be attributed to stress, exhaustion during labor, or perhaps, some unforeseen circumstance occurred during labor that could not be helped. Evidence shows that if you labor with the support of a doula–Greek for “a woman who serves“–you can greatly increase the chances of having the type of birth you hope for; and with much less chance of medical intervention.
If you’ve never experienced breastfeeding firsthand you may wonder, “Just how hard can it really be? After all, don’t you just put your nipple in the baby’s mouth and they do the rest?” However, the truth is that it can be much more difficult than it seems. One of the most crucial components of successful breastfeeding that many women struggle with at first is getting baby perfectly latched onto their breast. Here are some tips and tricks to help you master the latch.
The moment you see that positive pregnancy test you are bombarded with a wealth of information. And for many of us, several health related thoughts immediately flood our minds. Am I doing everything I can to create a “perfect” environment for my baby? Is the baby growing? Is the baby going to be healthy? And so forth. Within the last few decades modern medicine and research has allowed for some of these worries to be put to rest with Prenatal Genetic Screening and Diagnostics. If you are newly pregnant, here are some factors to consider in your prenatal care.
Since Daily Mom’s launch, we’ve had quite the baby boom and recently, the 8th Daily Mom baby was born! Writer Ariel gave birth to her third child, Roman Michael, on June 30, 2014 at at 8:50pm. Roman was 6 lbs 13 oz and 19 inches long. He was welcomed into the world by his loving family: dad Andy, and older siblings Leila and Landon.