Everyday Nursing Styles with NOM by Belly Dance Maternity

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?

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Queen Mum: chic fashion from pregnancy to nursing

Queen Mum Chic fashion from pregnancy to nursing

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.

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Exclusively Pumping: Breastfeeding Through a Bottle

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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!

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Breastfeeding in Style with Ripe Maternity

Breastfeeding in Style with Ripe Maternity

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.

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New Breastfeeding Mom Gift Guide

New Mom Breastfeeding Gift Guide

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.

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Breastfeeding: What to do when it’s not working

Breastfeeding - What to do when its not working

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.

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Tips for Optimal Fetal Positioning

Tips for Optimal Fetal Positioning

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.

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Fighting Thrush–and Winning!

Fighting Thrush and Winning

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.

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Homemade Postpartum Essentials

Homemade Postpartum Essentials

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.

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10 Reasons to Consider Having a Doula at Your Next Birth

10 reasons to consider having a doula at your next birth

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.

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The Art of Breastfeeding: Mastering The Latch

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.

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Prenatal Genetic Screening, is it for YOU?

Prenatal Genetic Screening -

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.

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Welcome Roman!

Welcome Roman Michael

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.

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Keeping up with the Baby Book

It’s on every baby registry checklist. Everyone tells you to get one. So you do. You sit in your new plush glider, the smell of freshly painted walls engulfing you, turning the blank, crisp pages of the most beautiful baby book you spent five hours researching. You have every intention to fill up that book until it’s bursting at the seams. One month later, you’re sitting in that same glider, with puffy, sleep-deprived eyes, spit up stains on a shirt that hasn’t been changed in three days, holding a screaming newborn, with the treasured baby book shoved in the back of a closet, all good intentions long forgotten. There’s hope Mom! We’re here to help make your dream of having a full, up-to-date baby book a reality.

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