Posts tagged breastfeeding
mama story: I am taking this breastfeeding journey day by day

I went into labor at 31 weeks and was on light activity until my water broke at 36 weeks and I had him in 3 hours. During delivery the doctor was not able to get my placenta out. After an hour of pushing on my stomach he had to reach up and pull it out causing severe bleeding.

I became anemic from all the blood loss; I lost over 1,000 cc's of blood and needed a transfusion.

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mama story: I wish I'd asked for help much sooner

I was able to start breastfeeding immediately after birth. I had a little trouble with getting him to latch at first, but the L&D nurses helped us out, and we had no other issues the rest of our day and a half in the hospital. 

Within the first day or two at home, I noticed some pain in my nipples and some cracks developing.

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mama story: we are stronger than we can imagine

Prior to having Finley, I thought to myself that breastfeeding was going to be a breeze. It’s natural; what could be so hard? I had no idea that Finley and my breastfeeding journey would go the way it did.

I hope that by me sharing our story that I can give hope to another mother to continue one more day.

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a tradition of herbal support for mothers

*We’ve partnered with Traditional Medicinals to shed some light on herbs and their beneficial properties for breastfeeding.

To learn more about how herbs can support lactation we spoke with herbalist, innovator, and mama Zoe Kissam of Traditional Medicinals.

pumpspotting: Traditional Medicinals has a product that we at pumpspotting are wild about: Mother’s Milk Tea. Can you tell me what makes this tea so helpful for nursing mamas?

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