3 Ways to Support Breastfeeding Moms

  You can be the Hero of a nursing Mother and Baby you know. Here is how!  

 

1. Tell Nursing Moms You Support Them! 

Nursing can be very difficult, even for experienced mothers. Often the early weeks are the hardest as baby learns to nurse and Mom gets used to the new and changing scheduled to meet baby’s needs. It can be very disheartening. Currently 79% of babies are getting some amount of breastmilk when born, sadly that number drops to just 26% at a year old and even fewer getting to the 2 year mark that the World Health Organization recommends. While laws are changing in many places to protect breastfeeding in public, society some would say is still not breastfeeding supportive. One of the best things you can do is show your support. When Moms post photos, comment positively. Call and ask new Mom how nursing is going. Listen when things are hard and don’t offer to bring over formula unless asked. (this happened to me a number of times and it just made me cry harder honestly.) Sometimes all a struggling Mom needs is someone who will listen and someone who will help her through the hard moments. Your voice is your greatest tool in helping new Moms succeed in their breastfeeding goals.

 2. Bring Breastfeeding Moms Gifts

During the hardest times of breastfeeding for me I was lucky to have an amazing husband and lovely friends who would gift me all kinds of breastfeeding accessories and things most don’t think about, like tea made to increase milk supply and snacks, so many wonderful easy snacks I could munch on while feeding baby. Books are a great idea too. Sometimes when you don’t know what to say, or what to do, you can show your support by bringing or mailing a new Mom something to show her you care and support her goals. You don’t need to know much about breastfeeding to support breastfeeding Moms.

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One of the best gifts I was given was a basket of snacks, teas, and nursing pads. Breast Pads are needed by many women and so many of them are sticky uncomfortable disposable ones. Econursing.com has reusable breastpads made out of my favorite eco-friendly green fabric, Organic Bamboo! Super comfortable, absorbent, and it in my opinion, the very best fabric. This kind of fabric just gets softer and softer the more it is washed. The hypoallergenic bamboo pads, with leakproof layer, make an excellent gift for expecting and nursing mothers. 

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 3. Offer your physical Support. 

Nursing often takes up more time in a Mothers day than you can imagine. Days blur together as one nursing session blends into another and so on. So often when you ask a nursing mother how often she is nursing her new baby she will tell you that she hardly remembers the times when she is not nursing. This means other things can’t be tended to. If you can help her, please do. Offer to do the dishes, the laundry, shopping, cooking, really anything. In the early days she might want someone to hold the baby while she takes a shower but most Moms need all the time with baby possible for bonding so you taking on other things for her is the best option! Even if the New Mom isn’t asking, please do offer to help and ask often. Don’t just tell her that you are there if she needs anything, be specific. Let her know what you planned for dinner and ask if you can bring over dinner for her family as your making double. Let her know you have a morning free and would like to come clean for her. Call her from the store and ask if she can text you a list of things you can get for her.

      There is a special place in my heart, and society, for those who support Moms. Thank you for being a part of it!

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The Most Lovely Nursery Design Trends in 2017

Dear readers, I saw this infographic showing the 2017 nursery design trends and knew I had to share it with you all. One of the best things about planning for a baby is planning the nursery. While most baby topics can bring panic to new parents, designing the nursery is pure joy! I have been so excited seeing how my coming nephews nursery is coming along. There are so many options out there and here are some of the very best of them.

I specially love the colors trending this year and the beloved forest creatures theme that my Nephew’s room is designed in too! No matter what theme your nursery is, add the last perfecting touches with 76thandnewbury.com Their quality and care is well known and trusted. Let them help you welcome your baby home to a room that is lovely and magical.

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Why Do Kids Love Minecraft?

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 If you don’t know by now, Minecraft is a video game about taking the most simple block and building with them, from simple little huts to protect you from monsters to huge castles in the sky all while going on wild adventures. Randomly generated worlds provide so many possibilities. Kids can play on their own, […]

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Fuzzy Wonderz Unboxing and Review!

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This year we all know that that newest and hottest toy of the season is a hatchimal, however one might have to pay their car payment to get one at this point so when you find a toy that hatches, interacts, tells stories, is cute, and has an APP…. you get excited. There is admittedly […]

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Today I’ll Be a Princess – Review

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As part of our “New Book Each Day of December” tradition with the kids we got to read this adorable little board book that the baby specially loves. With so many little princesses in our home, who all have their own interests and preferences, we know very well that not all princesses always want fancy […]

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Gifting A Good Night of Sleep

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 People spend an average of 33% of their lives sleeping. That doesn’t include all the time so many of us spend in our comfy beds now watching TV, playing on laptops, tablets, cell phones, and reading books. Shouldn’t the 1/3rd of our lives we spend in bed be special? Why not gift things to loved […]

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Why you shouldn’t support Hatchimal Scalpers

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   Most parents this year are well aware that the hot new toy is the Hatchimal, most parents are also aware of how hard getting one actually is. In part it is hard because of toy scalpers who go into stores and buy up all the stock just to turn around and resell at outrageous […]

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DIY Wreath Decorating Ideas

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Wreaths are a passion for so many as it turns out and there are so many great ideas to make them. I ordered a Balsam Wreath + Bow from an amazing company in Canada Hilltop Christmas Tree Farm (yes, I live in Georgia!) that ships people fresh Christmas Trees and Wreaths! I ordered on the 27th […]

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Review: Luxury Blanket at a Great Price – WestPoint Homes

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In celebration of the Grand Opening of WestPoint Homes in Dawsonville GA my family got to pick and review a beautiful luxury blanket. Be sure to check out the Grand Opening on December 17th 2016 from 9am – 9pm! During the Grand Opening, receive a free monogram (one per customer) with the purchase of any […]

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Tips for Taking Back to School Pics of Homeschoolers

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Tips for Taking Back to School Pics of Homeschoolers     Just because you’ve made the decision to start homeschooling your child doesn’t mean he or she has to miss out on school picture day. There are many public school “traditions” that homeschooling parents want nothing to do with, but yearly pictures isn’t one of […]

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How Santa is Tragically Hurting Kids

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  Over the years I have read time and again I have read the plea to be mindful about what Santa Brings children. It wasn’t a topic that I sent much time thinking about honestly. It touched my heart but it never really sank in. As my children are homeschooled and Santa isn’t much of […]

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The Perfect Flowers for the Holidays

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There is just something magical and loving about seeing flowers in a home. You can tell right away someone cares. This Holiday Season you can find these beautiful and perfect flowers in our home. Teleflora’s Silver Christmas Bouquet (Available on Teleflora.com for $49.95) The bright and cheerful red and silver snow flake cube vase is […]

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Polaroid Snap Touch #Giveaway

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In the holiday spirit, Polaroid has offered to include my readers in the #PRINTitFORWARD campaign, so in honor of #PRINTitFORWARD, I have a Polaroid Snap Touch to give away! Be sure to enter the big Polaroid giveaway! Now until December 31, Polaroid is giving away one camera a day to those who share their favorite photos on social media […]

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Stunning Children’s Book Illuminature

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Illuminature: Discover 180 animals with your magic three color lens! It is safe to say that most children love Animals and a great many love books too. Add to that a secret way of seeing those animals and that combination makes for a fantastic experience children will adore. The Illuminature book was written for those […]

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Children’s Book Review: Vet (Busy People)

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A cute little book to help young minds think about the jobs out in the world around them. This cute little book, Vet (Busy People) by Lucy Cuthew and Ando Twin is 24 pages of learning for ages 3-6. The reading isn’t very hard so young readers can enjoy this on their own too! The story […]

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Fantastic App for New Parents – Babytime the Baby Tracker

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Babies can seem like little bundles of mystery, even for experienced parents as each baby is different. The Babytime APP is free! It is a Baby Tracker made to help you track your babies patterns, from food, medications, sleep, diapers, and more. If you have had a baby before than you know most hospitals and […]

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High Tech for the High Chair Set: New Parenting Problems Solved

  If you have a young family, you want to be sure that your car is one of the safest around. Picking a safe car for your family may seem like a daunting task. What makes a safe family car? There are a number of factors to consider, including: Rearview cameras Blind spot cameras Lane […]

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Review: The Planet of Puzzles

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The Planet of Puzzles: Be a hero! Create your own adventure to defeat the alien robots (Math Quest) For day 4 of our holiday tradition of reading a new book every day in December we opened this Math Quest book! As we have had some bad luck this year, it was only fitting our washing […]

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Children’s Book Review: The Secret Life of Lilykins

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The Secret Life of Lilykins This is a darling book about a cat named Lilykins and the adventures she has in her imagination. Nothing is beyond her wonder and exploration. My children love cats and love to pretend with them as well so this book was perfect for them. One of my daughters also has […]

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Beautiful Book for Children: The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day

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The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the note to hear Vivaldi’s music My family was delighted to discover this fantastic children’s book that brings the classical music of Vivaldi to life! I admit, my kids have not been much into classical music but to my surprise, they loved this book and specially […]

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Senior Housing: Understanding the Many Options for You or Your Loved Ones

    Growing old is a fact of life. There is plenty we can do to slow down the effects of time, but it will get us in the end. We may recall a golden age when everyone grew old in the bosom of their families, but changing social patterns mean that is no longer […]

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Review: Fantastic Kids Gift – Personalized Crates

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As parents we are all so aware that kids have too much stuff! At least that is the case for most of us. Where to put all these beloved treasures is a problem. Toys get stashed in all kinds of places and messes are common. One thing that helps is making sure everything has it’s […]

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Book Review – It’s Okay To Be Me

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Our very first book this year for December bed time reading is a book by Vanessa Girard titled It’s Okay to Be Me! In December we try to open and read a new book every night before Christmas. This little book is an easy read for young readers, has 28 pages, and was newly published […]

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Don’t miss the WestPoint Home Grand Opening in Dawsonville Georgia

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One of my favorite things is exploring new stores, specially on Grand Openings where there is so much to see and do and explore. It gets boring shopping at the same old same old stores. I know there are many military families around where I live that like to travel to Dawsonville for an outing […]

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Hatchimals – Are they worth it?

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The hottest new toy of the year, Hatchimals, are hard to find and if not right off the shelf, very costly to buy 3rd party at this point. With all the stress and cost over this toy, are they even worth it? While only your child can really determine that by the play time the […]

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Fuzzy Wonderz – Is it real?

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Check out our Unboxing and Review of the Fuzzy Wonderz As a mommy blogger I love reviewing products with my kids. I love researching the companies, finding out what others think, and really diving into a product. When I saw Fuzzy Wonders pop up on my facebook wall I was a bit shocked I had […]

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Review: Foobot – Letting you know when your air isn’t great!

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  I am so happy to introduce to you Foobot! He is my new little buddy that helps give me peace of mind about the air quality in my home. He knows when it isn’t healthy, and gives me tips on how to make it better! Ever since I read years ago that stay at […]

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Give of the Gift of Memories Remembered: FREE 12×8 Canvas Print

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Dear Lovely Readers, It is that time of year where we try to find the perfect gift for those we care about. I know personally that photo gifts have always been treasured when I give and receive them and so I wanted to be sure you saw this Freebie. I’m very happy to present you […]

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Review: Mouthguard Challenge Game

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I have seen games like this before and this one takes it to a new level. It isn’t just words you say, and it is actually challenging but most importantly it is hysterical. If you want something over the top and not just a board game night, this is it. You can play up to […]

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Giveaway – Outdoor Dads – Ends 12/1

Outdoor Dads Giveaway We all have different types of dads. Some love to cook, others watch tv. Some are handy in the garage. Some Dads are outdoor dads. Those kinds of Dads are often running, mountain bike riding, camping and just enjoying life outdoors. My amazing Dad was an Outdoor Dad of epic proportion I must […]

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