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Overcoming Mom Guilt When Expecting Another Baby

Overcoming Mom Guilt When Expecting Another Baby

The second time around, mentally preparing to have a baby can be especially worrying, since you’ve never loved two children before. If you can’t focus on her now, how much worse will it be when she is out and demands so much more of your time?

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How to Heal from Mom Burnout

How to Heal from Mom Burnout

The trap is so easy to fall into. As moms, it feels like we do everything. Gestate the baby, deliver the baby, feed the baby, wear the baby…mom burnout makes sense in the early years, because our children are basically an extension of our own bodies. As the years go on, even when other family members can chip in more and more, the child’s needs change but the demand stays the same. In fact, it probably increases, just in different ways.

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Pumping Breast Milk to Return to Work

Pumping Breast Milk to Return to Work

The postpartum phase is such a time of mixed emotions, from the bliss of getting to know your new little one to the struggles of learning to care for them. When you add the impending return to work, all of those emotions and stresses seem to be amplified. Don’t let a fear of pumping keep you from continuing your nursing relationship. It can feel like a lot of work, but you can do it. Yes, you really can do it!

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Moving Through Postpartum Depression

Moving Through Postpartum Depression

If you’re feeling the pull of postpartum depression, do not think you’re alone. As much as your baby needs care and your body needs to heal, your mind and spirit need care as well. Catch the signs of postpartum depression and reach out for help to move through it.

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