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Birth Story: Doula Get a doula! For those unsure of what a doula is...A doula is a trained birth support person who provides continuous physical, emotional + informational support to a mother before, during + shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. (Definition from DONA.org) . My doula @chelsea.strapp of @origin.birth was with me as soon as I wanted her available when labor started until around an hour after birth. . One of the most significant changes I can recall during labor was when my contractions were becoming so intense that I couldn’t help but release my pain with powerful breathing noises. She calmly taught me how to change my breath to a low groan and during the next contraction, my pain significantly decreased! A few coping measures Chelsea also helped with: counter pressure against my hips, warm water on my back, taught nick how to comfort me, handed Nick water for me between contractions, held my leg in place to open my hips with a peanut ball, comforted and explained to Nick any medical interventions (in moments the nurses had to act quick instead of take the time to make sure we understood what they were doing) after birth assisted us with the breast crawl, & heaps more. This was just at the hospital.. Before birth, she was periodically checking on me not only to see how I was feeling physically but emotionally as well. Toward the end I was so anxious but was comforted with the reminder that my baby will come when it’s his time. After birth, Chelsea came to check on us and brought a warm meal and essential oil “bottom spray” (*not all doulas provide this treatment 😉). . As I’ve mentioned before, postpartum was hard and scary and emotional. Having support people who understand birth and what your body went through is so important!! I experienced so many new things postpartum I never expected, but having someone to reach out to during such a fragile time made it much less daunting. . Chelsea was our doula but never stopped being a part of our lives after her services were no longer needed. . Get a doula. Your birth story, your partner, your health, and your sweet baby deserve it.


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We are here at the International Breastfeeding Centre, Newman Breastfeeding Clinic @ibc_toronto to provide in-person lactation support to breastfeeding parents and their babies. . Under present circumstances making breastfeeding work is more important than ever not only for the usual reasons, especially protection against infection but also because formula may not be as accessible. . We are here for you! Book your appointment, we will help you with your breastfeeding issues 🤱👶. . Book your appointment at www.ibconline.ca . #breastfeeding #baby #breastmilk #breastfeedingmom #momlife #motherhood #normalizebreastfeeding #pregnancy #ibclc #newborn #breastpump #milkbooster #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeedingmama #lactation #postpartum #pregnant #maternity #babyshop #newmom #love #breastfeedingtips #nursing #babies #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingproblems #breastfeedingsupport #liquidgold #bhfyp


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You special women mean the world to us, so we are offering our Instagram community a continued 20% off Totum Treats mix with code LOVEU20. 💕Thank you for supporting our small business. We love being able to continue to connect with and support you through our cookie mix. 💕 Play it safe by baking at home and share the baking joy with your kids. 💕 We turn baking into homeschool Science Class by focusing on ingredients, measurements, heat and bake times. 💕 Get yours now and enjoy, together. 💕💕


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Salute to every person right now who have full time jobs while being full time parents and now part time teachers. 💪🏽 . . . Reposted from @significant_moments I had not planned on sharing this image just yet but considering what is going on right now... and what all the healthcare mamas are going through right now ... I decided there is no better time than now. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This beauty is a powerhouse in the medical field and an AMAZING mother! She handles the pressure of a full time health care professional IN A PANDEMIC as well as being a full time mama. She nurses her little princess and has never had to supplement. She is a POWERHOUSE! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This image is to be a source of encouragement and strength to all health care mamas right now! We see you... we appreciate you... and you are doing an amazing job! Let’s tag a health care mama to tell them we appreciate them! Camera and lens @canonusa Lit and modified @profotousa Clients makeup @cheriebeauty_ - . . #regrann #breastfeeding #workingmom #wfh #workfromhome #sometimesbreastfeedinglookslikethis #normalizebreastfeeding #jamaicanmom #doctormom covid #covid19 #covidjamaica #jamaicacovid19 #jacovid19 #covid19jamaica #covid19ja #kingstonjamaica #jamaica #stayhome #socialdistancing


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“okay okay — no more pictures mom pls “ 🙄😅 but actually this is an accurate representation of my life rn — can we all just hide behind a hat till this is over?! . . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #summer #vibes #sandiego #ca #toddlerstyle #hat #honeywildpresets #normalizebreastfeeding #style #breastfeeding #thisispostpartum #toddler #toddlernursing #boymom #motherhood #sdmama #love #stayhome #oceanside #l4l #family #memories #iphone #r4r #fit #baby #boyhood #romper #shopsmall #handmade


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What my work morning looked like today. 🤱🥰 Thankful I can love on my kids and my people at the same time. This is how I want my life to be, so this is how I made it. 💖 . . . . . #workingfromhome #momtepreneur #lovinglife #kidsarelife #butsoislife #normalizebreastfeeding #love #mamasboy #angelmansyndrome #lovewhatyoudo #changelives


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If you know you know! 🤣 5ml of #liquidgold to head to the freezer! If #LCgrierson is anything like his sister I know I’ll want this on hand to help syringe feed! * disclaimer no i did NOT pump! I know that can cause preterm labor #normalizebreastfeeding #pregnant


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What’s been your “quarantine” food of choice while staying in? Mine: chips and dip


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Never thought i would allow her to play with a toy while she nursed...but she would not cooperate without it! So i am now being smacked in the face with a plastic lipstick but atleast shes happy😂❤ #normalizebreastfeeding #nursingmama #milkmakingmama #breastfeeding #breastmilk #liquidgold #plasticlipstick #ElizabethMarie #babygirl #love #myeverything #mysweets #daughter #mylove #happybaby #smileybaby #cutiepie #chunkybaby #breastfedbaby #mommyanddaughter


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Did you know that every year, 60,000 babies are born in the United States weighing 3.5 pounds or less? Fewer than half of those babies' mothers are able to provide them with #breastmilk. Through lifesaving donor milk, these medically fragile babies receive the benefits of breast milk that help them grow and thrive. The Mothers' Milk Bank Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to save babies' lives by providing prescribed donor human milk. Volunteer moms donate their extra breastmilk and @austinmilkbank pasteurizes it in their lab in order to eliminate any bacteria or other infecting organisms that may have been present. Finally, the lifesaving donor milk is distributed to babies in Texas and all over the United States. With the current COVID-19 situation, MMBA is currently experiencing an increased need for donor milk. If you are a breastfeeding mom, please apply to become a donor at milkbank.org/donate or feel free to call them at 877-813-6455 between 9 am-5 pm Central Time, Monday - Friday.


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STARTING APRIL 8TH!!! PREGNANT + PANDEMIC: A VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wednesdays at 2pm on ZOOM.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please join Danielle for a weekly conversation about all things relating to pregnancy, preparing for birth, and the changing information and research about Covid-19. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This group is open to all pregnant folks and their partners in any trimester and birthing in any location.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ https://zoom.us/j/826437554⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fernandfoster #hubforgrowingfamilies #doulalife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #doulasupport #ibclc #normalizebreastfeeding #educatedbirth #supportgroup #womenowned #momtrepreneurs #tacomawashington #tacomadoula #hilltoptacoma #pnw #mombusiness #bettertogether #partnershipmakesthedreamcometrue


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Layton is the result of founder, Devon Berrier’s struggle to find chic and stylish yet functional dresses while breastfeeding. Amidst the abundance of loose-fitting, knit and ruched nursingwear options, Layton offers structured, polished, figure-flattering silhouettes that allow nursing mothers to feed and pump with ease, whether it be at work, an event, or simply when wanting to look and feel their best. Instilling confidence is at the heart of Layton’s mission to promote breastfeeding and celebrate nursing mothers.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ————————————————⁠⠀ 𝐋𝐚𝐲𝐭𝐨𝐧⁠⠀ 𝘔𝘰𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘯 • 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘤 • 𝘕𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳⁠⠀ Designed by a mom for moms. • Breastfeeding and pumping accessible. • Designed for wear with baby and beyond. • Made in the USA. • A portion of sales benefits a variety of non-profit partnerships. • Free shipping • Mama-owned and operated. ⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ .⁠⠀ #Breastfeeding #NormalizeBreastfeeding #NewMom #MomLife #MomStyle #Postpartum #MomBossLife #ShopLayton #MomSquad #PumpingMom #WorkingMom #NursingWear #NursingClothes #MadeInUSA #SacramentoProud #Sac #PostpartumFashion #MomLifestyle #JustMomLife


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Voor dag 4 van #ohdarlingdays (maak een zelfportret met je kind), wilde ik eigenlijk spelend op de foto. Doris dacht daar anders over. Het werd dus dit. #normalizebreastfeeding


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There’s something about motherhood that gets me excited when taking pictures. I love seeing the change it does to your body, the way you learn to love yourself again. I love getting to see the bond you’ve created with the little bean that’s been inside you all these months. I love the tantrums that show true emotions. Motherhood is the greatest teacher of all.


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If you're struggling with soreness, thrush, or a cracked nipple from breastfeeding, APNO might be able to help!⁣ ⁣ APNO stands for All Purpose Nipple Ointment and was invented by Dr. Jack Newman. It contains a topical antibiotic, an anti-fungal, and a corticosteroid. ⁣ ⁣ To get it, you can get a prescription from your doctor or make an OTC version by mixing equal parts of the 3 ingredients. It should be applied sparingly and not used for longer than needed. Consult with your doctor with any questions or concerns.⁣ ⁣ More info at the link in my bio!


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We've been asked for the weight capacity of our fitteds. Here is our flax linen fitted on an active (and super handsome) 37lb toddler ⚽️⠀ Mama: @tricka_allen2 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Flax Linen Fitted by CooperRose™⠀ 100% Flax Linen Outside⠀ 2 layers of Heavy Hemp/Organic Cotton inside⠀ 1 Insert Set - Contoured, 4 layers total ⠀ One Size Snapless Diaper (10-40lbs)⠀ ⠀ CooperRose™ is an Eco-Friendly Baby Brand Advocating for Natural Parenting in Communities Lacking Support. ⠀ #naturalparenting #normalizebreastfeeding #babywearingforthewin #makeclothdiapersmainstream#ecoswankybaby #ecoparenting #blackownedbusiness #naturalfibers #sustainableparenting #babyboutique #babyshowergifts #fitteddiapers #organicbaby #babywearing #clothdiapering #breastfeeding #ecofriendly #linenbaby #upcycle #woolbabyproducts #letthembelittle #lovethebabies


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We talk a lot about the microbiome, even the mycobiome of human milk, but how come we don't discuss the distinct virome? Viruses in human milk, primarily bacteriophages, have been getting attention in the scientific lactation world for thier ability to potentially support gene function and kill bacteria. Her tis an earlier study you may want to take a look which shows the relationship between the parental human milk virome and the infant's still virome: https://buff.ly/2UXZpBh #laurelawilson #motherjourney #breastfeeding #speakerlife #keynotespeaker #humanmilk #wherelactationcantakeyou #skintoskin #theattachmentpregnancy #lactation #breastfeedingsupport #normalizebreastfeeding #microbiome #epigenetics #attachment #humanmilkislove #normalizebreastfeeding #breastmilk #attachment #evidencebased #internationalspeaker #responsiveparenting #gentleparenting #humanmilkvirome


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