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10 Reasons to Hug a Doula :: In Honor of Doula Appreciation Month

May is National Doula Appreciation month. That means we moms fortunate enough to have a doula get to thank the women who stood by our sides. Doulas offer support during what may be the most excruciatingly painful/joyful times in our lives. For those who don’t know? A doula offers emotional, social, psychological and physiological support […]

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The Best Baby-Friendly Policy

I loathe the term cluster feed. Ever heard of it? My second night postpartum, I asked my nurse to take my son to the nursery so that I could sleep. She shook her head and said that Baby-Friendly hospitals encourage rooming in so that babies can cluster feed. Come again? By this time, I’d been awake for nearly […]

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The Capsule Wardrobe for Nursing Mamas

Have you tried living with a capsule wardrobe yet? If you have storage space for out-of-season clothes, it’s so so worth it. Over the past year I’ve totally embraced the capsule wardrobe concept and have loved having fewer options to mull over every day and then pulling out season-appropriate pieces that I decided to keep because […]

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5 Tips for Increasing Milk Supply NashvilleMomsBlog

Five Tips for Increasing Milk Supply

Let’s start this post with a disclaimer… I’m told that for some moms, breastfeeding is a natural, beautiful process that inspires feelings of joy and bonding and thoughts of puppies and butterflies. I suspect these are mythical unicorn moms, because I’ve never met one. For me, it was a sacrifice—of my boobs, my freedom, my time, my […]

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Fourth Trimester Postpartum NashvilleMomsBlog

Fourth Trimester — The Postpartum No One Talks About

#4thtrimester #postpartum #takingbackpostpartum All of these hashtags—when searched on Instagram or Twitter—have a couple of things in common. You’ll find pictures and posts about losing weight, cute babies, and even some breastfeeding posts. While none of these were surprising, in the newborn fog that followed the amazing moment of my becoming a mom, I realized this: there […]

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