I went to the store for ice cream around 10pm tonight. On the drive home, I was reflecting on how hilarious, and ridiculous, it was that I bought TWO pints of Ben & Jerry's because I couldn't decide between two different flavors. My forever favorite is Half Baked, but there's also this caramel cheesecake truffle one that is uhhhmazing... Anyways! I had a moment where I thought maybe I was experiencing PMS and my period could be starting soon... Which is oddly exciting when you haven't had one in almost 2 years. But then I remembered not to get my hopes up, because even though my youngest is almost a year old, he's still nursing in bouts that make my hormones in constant flux. From teething, to growth spurts, to the clingy comfort snugs, it's all worth not having the anchor of a period to still me in the cycle of womanhood. So be grateful, mamas! For the full milk ducts, the empty ones, your flow of blood, or lack thereof. We are all representations of the Divine Feminine Source that births and rules and, ultimately, reabsorbs us all 🙏 #divine #divinefeminine #sacredflow
There is ALWAYS a way. 💡 •
Stop letting those excuses get in the way of who you want to be. You are MORE than those excuses. Stop letting them dictate your life & take control.
There are So many amazing things to learn about Breastfeeding! The Care Connection offers classes and private Lactation consultations to prepare you and help you through your journey! .
How I’m spending most of my days lately-and I’m not even mad about it 😏⠀#breastfeeding
my fatboy eating straight from the tap. We have created such an amazing bond through breastfeeding ❤️
here’s to all the moms who have breastfed — through sleepless nights, tongue ties, lip ties, cracked nipples, thrush and mastitis. through NICU stays and bottle refusal and part-time work, full-time work and exclusively pumping. through tandem latches and the demands of multiples. here’s to all those who have reached their breastfeeding goals and those who tried as long as they could. you all are simply amazing. 🙌🏻
sweet nursing snuggle moment care of: @littlemonkeysonthebed
Getting in the holiday spirit rocking out. Love the new Santa design! Easy to move and dance in! 🕺🎅 #ImThePacifier
I can't do the work for you, but I'm here to do it with you. 💪😘💕 .
Motivation is a fickle thing, but a little positive peer pressure from my teammates always helps. We're all in this together! .
Ready to stop watching and start taking action? .
Want to fully enjoy your holidays without gaining that 7-10 pounds that the average person will pack on from now until New Years? . 🌟Then let's do this! 🌟 .
I have a new group joining our community on Monday and I want YOU to be a part of it!! 💖 Comment below or send me a message and I'll get help you get started!!
It is the middle of the week and some of our #moms
that follow us might be feeling tired and we have some #momtobe
who might be feeling anxious so we want to give them some inspiration.
Reposted from @homesweethomebirth
“A baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope a dream of possibilities. In a world that is cutting down its trees to build highways, losing its earth to concrete, babies are almost the only remaining link in nature, with the natural world of living things from which we spring.” -Eda J. Leshan ... A cozy dose of #MomAndBaby #CoSleeping
.... And when you get up each morning or after a nap, try to remember your value and magnificence, and all that you have to be grateful for - even when there are challenges. You can ROCK and LOVE your pregnancy, birth and new mama experience - whether you plan to give birth at home, in the hospital or freestanding birth center.
Photo by @cradledcreations #PositiveParenting #GentleParenting #momlove #momblogger #motherhood #motherhooduprising #unitedmotherhood
NURSING MAMAS UNITE ✊🏻 #sexymitea
not only sells #detoxtea
but they have TWO teas specifically catering to the pregnant and nursing mama! Sexy Mommy tea not only increases your breastmilk supply, but it also helps with postpartum recovery, gas and bloating, colic symptoms in baby, AND it helps kickstart your #postpartumweightloss
💪🏻 This is the ORIGINAL nursing 🤱🏼 tea, our co-founder actually created this (with the help of a Tea Master and an Herbalist) while she was nursing her sweet baby boy more than 2 years ago 👼🏼 Ingredients you can trust from a company you can trust. That’s just what a Sexy Mommy needs!
Do you have a pregnant or nursing friend? Tag them in this post (we’ll even send them a super secret discount code just for the mommy teas, if they want it 😘) Stay Sexy | Stay Healthy | Stay Fit .
I hear a lot of moms saying they didn’t breastfeed because they couldn’t continue enjoying an adult beverage(which shouldn’t be a reason anyway) but breastfeeding doesn’t stop the life you knew before creating life, it might limit it but still! I always follow the 2 hr method and for every glass or drink, I have 2 glasses of water! Test strips are even available to test your milk!
your 2 month old is 14lb and your pediatrician calls it a ‘breastfeeding success story’ 😍💃🏼🙌🏻 This one is for all you nursing mama out there! My best tips 😍🌿💛
💧 Drink your body weight in ounces of water daily. Down 8-16 ounces during each feeding! 🌿 Take Fennel Vitality oil as a dietary supplement and/or apply fennel topically after feeding. 🌷 Use YL Rose Ointment for sore nipples. Wipe off before feeding. 🌿 Apply lavender lip balm after feeding! Great for sore nipples, easy to apply + no need to wipe off before the next feed. 🍒 Drink 4oz of Ningxia Red Daily. Also Mindwise (Vitamin D! Cognitive support!) and Life9 probiotic. Your babe will benefit too! 🥑 EAT. Ok, duh. But juggling littles means less time for you so make sure you’re eating enough. Hungry? Grab some almonds, a hard boiled egg, or an apple AND almond butter. Keep healthy snacks in your car, purse, etc. I love @rxbar
, homemade trail mix. 🌿
Any breastfeeding questions? I’m not a lactation expert (mama, clinical pharmacist, oil lover 🙋🏼♀️) but I am happy to help!
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If you are not too intoxicated to drive, you are not too intoxicated to nurse. You do not have to Pump and Dump. The average recommendation is 2oz of hard alcohol, 8oz of wine or 16oz of beer. Waiting a couple of hours before nursing is best, but the occasional drink will not hurt your baby.
the perfection of my life right now. beautiful artwork from @slow.season
speaks to my heart ❣
Adorei o texto. Não foi nada fácil, mas nós conseguimos.
O SISTEMA te diz:
- Apertou e não esguichou? - Só saiu isso na bombinha?
- Seu bebê só ganhou "x" gramas em um mês? - SEU LEITE NÃO É SUFICIENTE!
A INDÚSTRIA te diz:
- Pra que se desgastar tanto amamentando?
- Pra que se privar do sono?
- O leite que nós produzimos é tão bom ou até melhor que o seu.
- Nossas mamadeiras e chupetas de última geração são justamente o que você precisa para recuperar o controle da sua vida.
- SEU LEITE É DISPENSÁVEL!
A SOCIEDADE te diz:
- Esse bebê não sai do peito?
- Ainda não dorme a noite toda?
- Já tá chorando de fome outra vez?
- Cadê as dobrinhas?
- SEU LEITE NÃO SUSTENTA!
Mas a CIÊNCIA te diz:
- Colostro é leite.
- Peito não é estoque, é fábrica.
- Ordenha não é parâmetro para medir produção. A sucção do bebê é infinitamente mais eficaz.
- Bebês amamentados em livre demanda não passam fome.
- Bebês não choram SÓ de fome.
- Cada bebê desenhará sua própria curva de desenvolvimento.
- Mamadeira, chupeta e bicos de silicone causam desmame precoce entre outros danos.
- Extero-gestação, picos e saltos, angústia da separação, mostram que seu peito é alimento não só do corpo, mas também da alma.
- Cama compartilhada é vida.
- SEU LEITE NÃO SÓ É SUFICIENTE, COMO É PERFEITO E INIGUALÁVEL; PRODUZIDO NA MEDIDA CERTA PARA AS NECESSIDADES DO SEU BEBÊ.
Num mundo tão cheio de (des)informações, precisamos escolher bem quem vamos escutar. Disso dependerá nosso sucesso ou fracasso na árdua, mas maravilhosa e recompensadora jornada da amamentação. Viva o tetê!
Texto de Gabrielle Costa de Gimenez.
Ilustração de Typhaine Le Gallo.
How perfect is God’s creation🙏🏻
To think that my body produces all you needed for the first 6 months to be a healthy boy.
I’m so glad that I decided to breastfeed even though it wasn’t easy at first, but I refused to give up! I wanted to do this for you and me❤️ Nothing is more exited than every check up seeing the scale that we are rocking this🙌🏼
And here we are 11 months after and going strong 💪🏽❤️
I will give you my best always! I promise👶🏼❤️ I love you my lil not so little man! Thank you for the best 11 months of my life! .
#MyBabyBoy #Motherhood #NormalizeBreastfeeding #YouCanDoIt #Prolactancia
What was your favourite thing about pregnancy?⠀
Me - totally the “I’ll have 2” eating coma I put myself in for 9 months 😂😂⠀
Pregnancy can be so different for each person and even different between siblings. ⠀
To be honest I had 2 nightmare pregnancies. 1 I had to have major surgery and the other I had listeria and ended up in hospital for my first daughters birthday. ⠀
But the food cravings were real!⠀
Chocolate paddle pops, chicken dim sims, homemade custard, chicken nuggets inside a McChicken 🤦🏼♀️⠀
No wonder 15 years later I’m still trying to lose the baby weight 😂⠀
Tell me your favourite thing in the comments below. Surely I can’t be the only one who enjoyed the eating aspect 😫⠀
54 degrees calls for a sweater. 🌬
Thank God for moms because I would have not had anything warm to wear. *birthday gift* ❤️