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Three Lactation Problems and How to Solve Them

Three Lactation Problems and How to Solve Them

Having a child is one of the most amazing things you will experience in life. It can also be a stressful time, especially if you are experiencing lactation problems. These problems are more common than you might think, which is why it’s important to speak with your doctor or a lactation expert when you notice something is wrong. Breastfeeding problems, depending on their severity, can be solved quite easily.

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3 Benefits of Herbal Pregnancy Tea to Help Prepare You for Birth

3 Benefits of Herbal Pregnancy Tea to Help Prepare You for Birth

Organic Herbal pregnancy tea provides vital hydration, vitamins and minerals for your growing and changing body.  In this post, you'll learn 3 benefits of drinking herbal tea while you grow your baby and prepare your body to give birth.  You will also learn about my personal favorite herbs in Lady in Waiting Herbal Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Tea that supports your optimal health as you embrace motherhood.

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50 Questions to Ask your Potential Midwife or Doula Before You Hire Them

50 Questions to Ask your Potential Midwife or Doula Before You Hire Them

In this blog post, I am not able to teach you how to get a good job, or tell you if you should get married or not, nor can I help you find the right house to raise a family in, but I can help you find the right care provider.  I provided you with two downloadable lists of the right questions to ask your potential Doula and your potential Doctor of Midwife.

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How to Know If You’re Dehydrated While Nursing

How to Know If You’re Dehydrated While Nursing

Breastfeeding is the best way to get your newly-arrived bundle of joy the nutrients he or she need to grow. The American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends that your baby should be fed breastmilk only for their first six months. So, why do so many women struggle with it? Probably because there are a lot of breastfeeding problems and difficulties.

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The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Menstruation

The Relationship Between Breastfeeding and Menstruation

The intricacies of the human body are almost magical, with no one system or function working entirely on its own. Within a mother’s body, the processes that lead to menstruation, pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding are all interconnected. Just a handful of hormones can dictate each of these functions, with different organs and actions responding in their own way. A fascinating and, sometimes, bewildering example of this is the relationship between menstruation and breastfeeding.

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Four Healthy Habits to Start on Your Baby’s First Day

Four Healthy Habits to Start on Your Baby’s First Day

Hygiene is vital for newborns. Yes, that means changing a lot of diapers, but it also means getting your child used to the bath, washing their hands, and even brushing their teeth (at around 18 months). Herbal baths offer a great organic option for keeping your baby clean and happy. The combination of herbs like thyme and lavender and all-natural sea salt means your newborn will be spick and span!

Bonus tip: try out multipurpose herbal baths like our Children’s 3-in-1 Healing Herb Bath

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Three Tips for Moms Experiencing Postpartum Recovery

Three Tips for Moms Experiencing Postpartum Recovery

You’ve given birth! Congratulations, you’ve created life and brought it into the world! The hard part is over now, right? Yes and no. The most challenging part of the childbirth process is undoubtedly delivery, but afterward, you’re faced with postpartum recovery. This is the process of your brain and body returning to norma after nine months of carrying your baby. It can be tough, but guess what? You’re tough too!

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The Benefits of Using Herbal Remedies for Children

The Benefits of Using Herbal Remedies for Children

Communities and cultures across the globe have used herbal medicine to treat illness for more than a millennia. Long before corporations took over the healthcare industry and turned it into a profit-driven machine, people were healing themselves with what the earth provided. From turning echinacea flowers into cold-fighting tea to using valerian root to get a good night’s sleep – there is little that can’t be helped by natural medicine.

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Tandem Breastfeeding

Tandem Breastfeeding

On average, breastfeeding regulates postpartum menses and a return to fertility long enough that babies are often spaced a couple of years apart even without other forms of birth control. Of course, averages don’t mean a whole lot for individuals—all of our bodies are beautifully unique. But even when the average holds true, it’s common and even recommended to breastfeed well into toddlerhood. Chances are, there are many of you who have been or will be faced with the prospect of tandem breastfeeding.

Yet even though it makes perfect biological sense for one child’s breastfeeding journey to coincide with their sibling’s, it’s not often depicted or discussed. So when a mama becomes pregnant before baby weans, they’re often left wondering what to do. Rest assured, tandem nursing is well within that “range of normal” that we so often look to. Today, we’ll walk through some of the concerns, benefits, and struggles of tandem breastfeeding. You’re not alone—and your nursling doesn’t have to be, either!

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