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العربي في البوست السابق Breastfeeding Twins: At The Hospital Ideally (and hopefully) you deliver ...
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العربي في البوست السابق Breastfeeding Twins: At The Hospital Ideally (and hopefully) you deliver full term healthy twins, first; do skin to skin, then aim to breastfeed within the first hour. Try to tandem feed (which means feeding both babies at the same time) this not only saves you time, ... العربي في البوست السابق
Breastfeeding Twins: At The Hospital
Ideally (and hopefully) you deliver full term healthy twins, first; do skin to skin, then aim to breastfeed within the first hour. Try to tandem feed (which means feeding both babies at the same time) this not only saves you time, but has been found to increase your milk output by almost 30%. If you can’t do so from the first hour, maybe wait until you get a better understanding of your twins’ different nursing patterns, then once you are more confident attempt tandem feeding again.
If your twins arrive early, they may require some time in the nicu before being discharged, to ensure you initiate a healthy breastfeeding relationship from the start, if you are unable to physically breastfeed your twins, start to pump your nutritious colustrum as soon as you deliver, if pumping is a little difficult at the beginning, use your hands, nothing will be gentler and more effective than hand expressing. Do so every 2 to 3 hours, and request that the nurses feed your twins via a spoon, syringe, dropper or cup to avoid nipple confusion. Remember your body will produce just the right composition of milk for your preemie twins, which will be rich in proteins to ensure they thrive.
Breastfeed, breastfeed then breastfeed some more! Breastfeeding moms of one baby worry that their supply. If you plan on breastfeeding your twins that will probably really worry you too. Remember breastfeeding is all about supply and demand, your body has the ability to produce enough milk for one baby, two babies or even three babies! The same rules apply, you must breastfeed on demand at least 8 times a day during the first 3 months.
Make use of your stay at the hospital by having the lactation specialist on call see you and make sure that both your babies are latched well and are effectively getting milk. Monitor wet and dirty diapers (you will need to write this down, or use an app – ex. baby esp which also helps with keeping track of nursing sessions) Leave the hospital with confidence in yourself, your body and your babies.

By: Mariam Issa
Mom of twins
BF Counselor and Educator.
Asst Director of Bfskw
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This picture was taken 6 days postpartum. Since I had an emergency c-section and Axton was born at ...
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This picture was taken 6 days postpartum. Since I had an emergency c-section and Axton was born at 36 weeks he had some challenges feeding and with his glucose levels and was in the NICU for 8 days. Momma mode kicked in immediately and I was up running around the hospital as soon as I could feel ... This picture was taken 6 days postpartum. Since I had an emergency c-section and Axton was born at 36 weeks he had some challenges feeding and with his glucose levels and was in the NICU for 8 days. Momma mode kicked in immediately and I was up running around the hospital as soon as I could feel my legs again (literally 3 hours after surgery). I didn’t give my body the time it needed to recover and I woke up on day 3 so swollen I could barely move. I had retained a crazy amount of water - I was 10lbs heavier than I was the day I gave birth! 😳 Since being home I’ve allowed myself to sit with my feet up and just enjoy my baby and my new family. My belly is still squishy and my muscle definition is no where near what it was, but the precious little human my body just created is an absolute miracle and I couldn’t be more proud of every new squish and jiggle. I am determined to get back into the best shape of my life as soon as I get the all clear from my OB, but this time it will be for different reasons. It will be for my baby and my family - so that I can be the best mom and wife possible 💙

#postpartum #family #determination #motivation #postbabybody #realtalk #proud #fitpregnancy
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The 5 products that have helped save my body and given me a little TLC post delivery these past few ...
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The 5 products that have helped save my body and given me a little TLC post delivery these past few weeks since Dylan was born. I keep the @earthmamaorganics products in the refrigerator for instant cooling relief. The hospital gives you things like this (among other not so pretty things ... The 5 products that have helped save my body and given me a little TLC post delivery these past few weeks since Dylan was born. 💙 I keep the @earthmamaorganics products in the refrigerator for instant cooling relief. The hospital gives you things like this (among other not so pretty things like ice packs to put inside big white mesh underwear 😂) but these are much better 😍😍 The @zoeorganics balm has also been a life saver, especially the first couple of weeks when trying to get used to breast feeding and having the baby latch on properly. The @babobotanicals Skin Repair is to get my belly back into shape 👙😀 The @osmiaorganics Oh So Soap has no essential oils added and is amazing for dry/sensitive skin. Highly recommend these for anyone having a baby soon or know of anyone expecting, who could some TLC post delivery. 💕 #keepingitreal #realmoms #postdelivery #postpartum #postpartumbody #essentials #recovery
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I’m as happy as a toddler feeding a real baby while stealing his paci! Even babies born at 37 weeks ...
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I’m as happy as a toddler feeding a real baby while stealing his paci! Even babies born at 37 weeks aren’t truly considered “full term” and we had a scare with Hart’s test results but he got retested and is fine. My heart and prayers go out to all the families whose babies are experiencing any health ... I’m as happy as a toddler feeding a real baby while stealing his paci! Even babies born at 37 weeks aren’t truly considered “full term” and we had a scare with Hart’s test results but he got retested and is fine. My heart and prayers go out to all the families whose babies are experiencing any health hardships, waiting on results, or dealing with watching your baby in the hospital. You all are stronger than you know 🙏🏼💪🏼 and I am sending you all the love I can muster.
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4 SEBAB KENAPA GUNA BOTOL KACA UTK SIMPAN SUSU 1. TAHAN LAMA. Botol plastik bertahan 3-6 bulan, ...
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4 SEBAB KENAPA GUNA BOTOL KACA UTK SIMPAN SUSU 1. TAHAN LAMA. Botol plastik bertahan 3-6 bulan, bergantung kpd penggunaan. Botol kaca takde expired date. Tahan sampai bila2. Ada baby baru, nk guna lagi pn boleh. Risiko guna botol plastik yg dah rosak: chemical pd botol boleh leach out ... 4 SEBAB KENAPA GUNA BOTOL KACA UTK SIMPAN SUSU

1. TAHAN LAMA. Botol plastik bertahan 3-6 bulan, bergantung kpd penggunaan. Botol kaca takde expired date. Tahan sampai bila2. Ada baby baru, nk guna lagi pn boleh.

Risiko guna botol plastik yg dah rosak: chemical pd botol boleh leach out ke susu bila dipanaskan. Jadi agak2 dah rosak/calar/kuning jgn guna dah tau mommies.

2. PELBAGAI GUNA. Botol kaca ni bukan shj utk simpan susu ibu, nak buh baby food (puree, bubur) pn boleh. Buat FEEDING BOTTLE pun boleh (dgn syarat mak/penjaga yg pegangkan) Bila anak2 dah cukup 2 tahun, mak2 blh guna letak rempah2 kt dapur pula😁

3. LEBIH SELAMAT utk bekukan susu ibu. Jumlah antibodi, lemak n some proteins dlm susu ibu dpt kekal lama klu susu ibu dibekukan dlm botol kaca. Sebab itu hospital lebih byk guna botol kaca utk simpan susu ibu.

4. Mommy dpt berJIMAT dlm jangka masa panjang. Boleh guna banyak kali n smpi bila2. Beli sekali ja, dpt guna banyak2 kali, utk 2-3 org anak seterusnya.
POTG pun ada botol kaca. RM8/pc. Jom dtg ke semua branch kami ye. 😍😍
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"According to the World Health Organization, midwife aggression is a universal issue that is ...
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"According to the World Health Organization, midwife aggression is a universal issue that is more or less common all over the world. But both scientific research (such as that conducted at the European University at St Petersburg and the work of Viktor Radzinsky), as well as surveys ... "According to the World Health Organization, midwife aggression is a universal issue that is more or less common all over the world. But both scientific research (such as that conducted at the European University at St Petersburg and the work of Viktor Radzinsky), as well as surveys by human rights organisations dealing with maternity issues, show that the situation is particularly bad in the post-Soviet space.
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“Women about to give birth are subjected to both physical and emotional violence,” says Anastasia Salnikova, a doula who works at the Ukrainian Catholic University’s Public Health Development Centre offering women physical, information and psychological support through their labour .”
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According to Natural Rights Ukraine, the most common forms of obstetric aggression are medical intervention without warning or asking the woman’s permission (breaking her waters, episiotomy, limiting her movement during labour etc.), the use of synthetic oxytocin (sometimes under the pretext of vitamins and glucose) and not allowing the woman’s partner to be present at the birth.
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Ukrainian law gives a woman the right to choose her birth position, but in practice no one asks her what she wants and she has to give birth lying on her back, which is convenient for the doctor, but risky for her and her baby. The medics’ unwillingness to place the baby next to its mother’s body immediately after its birth; feeding it with a mixture of formula and water without its parents’ permission, and the lack of help for the mother with breastfeeding are all examples of this aggression.
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Ukraine also lacks openly accessible figures on the number of live births (vaginal with and without complications, caesarean sections) delivered by a given obstetrician, midwife and maternity hospital, as is standard in EU countries, to allow women to choose where to give birth..."
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No makeup. No shower. Looking like I'm still pregnant enough to have someone in the Starbucks line ...
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No makeup. No shower. Looking like I'm still pregnant enough to have someone in the Starbucks line comment I'm "just such a beautiful + glowing pregnant mother" Living like my pilot husband out of a suitcase alternating between two outfits and commuting back and forth from my parents house ... No makeup. No shower. Looking like I'm still pregnant enough to have someone in the Starbucks line comment I'm "just such a beautiful + glowing pregnant mother" 😂🙈Living like my pilot husband out of a suitcase alternating between two outfits and commuting back and forth from my parents house and the hospital. I'm so happy my kids at home are healthy and I cannot wait to sleep in my own bedroom tonight!!!!!! Baby had some setbacks yesterday, but seems to be feeding well again, so that is a relief- no tubes. Pray for the family in the room next to me. They are having a REALLY hard time being in NICU and trying to get discharged sooner than Dr wants to. Things getting hot + heated! I get it, it's hard being here and all you want to do is scoop up your baby and be home and feel 'normal' again. 😩
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Rose Quartz is a mothering crystal, inspiring nurturing of the self if one has lost their own mother. ...
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Rose Quartz is a mothering crystal, inspiring nurturing of the self if one has lost their own mother. It promotes bonding and is a good stone to place on the stomach during pregnancy, and to take to the hospital to be near the baby during birth. It is also soothing in the days to follow. [Eason, ... Rose Quartz is a mothering crystal, inspiring nurturing of the self if one has lost their own mother. It promotes bonding and is a good stone to place on the stomach during pregnancy, and to take to the hospital to be near the baby during birth. It is also soothing in the days to follow. [Eason, 50] Placing baby milk or food within a circle of Rose Quartz for a few minutes helps ease colic or feeding difficulties. [Eason, 40]

To call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship, place pink roses and twin Rose Quartz hearts on a private love altar and light pink candles, or enclose a photo of yourself and a lover within a heart shape of tiny Rose Quartz crystals. [Eason, 50] Rose Quartz may also be placed by the bed or in the relationship corner of the home to restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love. [Hall, 236]

As a stone of love, tenderness and sensuality, Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination. [Megemont, 158]
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Snow was born on a rainy Friday near a hospital in a car, and from the car she was sent away to be sold on the black market for cheap easy money. That was when her life was suppose to start, but when no one would buy her which was usual she was kept by her seller whose name was Jack. She grew up with this ... Snow was born on a rainy Friday near a hospital in a car, and from the car she was sent away to be sold on the black market for cheap easy money. That was when her life was suppose to start, but when no one would buy her which was usual she was kept by her seller whose name was Jack. She grew up with this horrible man not knowing if or where her real parents where alive still or not. Her name came from the weather that dominates Russia which everyone hates "snow" Jack hated her and usually left her with his maid so she may raise her. The maid named Angelica was a sweet old women and raised Snow as her own loving her and feeding her and putting her to bed at night. All the while as the baby slept, Jack would come back and mercilessly beat Angelica till she couldn't stand being the raging drunken maniac he was. Angelica took the beatings hiding Snow away so she wouldn't experience them and Angelica took those beatings till one day, on Snows 18 birthday she died from a late night beating, her body? Thrown somewhere in a river never to be seen again. Snow was devastated and cried for days until she realized who was taking Angelica's place.....her. Till this day, Snow now models for Jacks new fashion line another money maker aside from the baby selling and everything else. But every once in a while she would receive a beating in which she would take a few sick days so her wounds would heal for the next shoot. Now this was a unusual week where Jack was away on a business trip overseas and Snow was left alone to care for herself. It was last night when she got another beating her clothes covering most of the wounds except the ones on her neck, where he strangled her. Snow was walking into the gym with the permission of the owner of them gym who knew Jack as a horrible man allowed her to watch the boxing matches allowing her to figure out some moves to defend herself in case of another beating. Snow patted into the gym some people staring others not, she walked to the ring and saw (y/n) fighting in it sweating and fearful. She sat on the floor watching now as (y/n) dodged each punch and how the opponent hit back. She sighed and rubbed the bruises on her neck wincing
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this is where i spent my first coue. months when i was born.and it was really bad the doctors had to ...
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this is where i spent my first coue. months when i was born.and it was really bad the doctors had to shock my chest three times because I wasn't breathing or crying when I was a little baby and someing in my throat was rubbing against my throat and made it raw its because i had had a feeding tube down ... this is where i spent my first coue. months when i was born.and it was really bad the doctors had to shock my chest three times because I wasn't breathing or crying when I was a little baby and someing in my throat was rubbing against my throat and made it raw its because i had had a feeding tube down my throat im glad that they got it out if they hadn't gotten out I wouldn't be talking. And this happened at the Riley Hospital im glad that I'm alive after that tragic moment when I was a baby.
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<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>Birthday frosting <span class="emoji emoji1f382"></span>- Consider skipping the newborn bath. Delayed bathing has benefits to your ...
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Birthday frosting - Consider skipping the newborn bath. Delayed bathing has benefits to your newborn. Babies are not born "dirty" Many hospitals have a newborn bath as one of the items on their check list. Often times the newborn bath is NOT presented as a choice. It is!!! We can't tell you ... ✨Birthday frosting 🎂- Consider skipping the newborn bath. Delayed bathing has benefits to your newborn. Babies are not born "dirty" Many hospitals have a newborn bath as one of the items on their check list. Often times the newborn bath is NOT presented as a choice. It is!!! We can't tell you how many times we've watched hospital staff roll their eyes when a parent declines the infant bath. Why?!?! Also why are they slathering your baby in soap that is filled with toxins??? (Please check out @thinkdirty) BENEFITS OF DELAYING NEWBORN BATH - *Reduced risk of infection. Vernix contains proteins that prevent common bacterial infections. *Stabilized blood sugar. Bathing a baby too soon after birth can cause low blood sugar. *Regulated body temperature. Babies are able to maintain body temperature better when they are not bathed. *Bonding. Skin to skin is super beneficial for bonding. Baby should be kept on the birthing person or partner (if applicable.) Newborn care procedures (in healthy babes) should be delayed if possible for at least an hour. *Improved breast/chest feeding success. Babies are born with all that goopy goodness for a reason. Try not to mess with it. // 📸 @christinabentonphotography #carriagehousebirth #vernix
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This beautiful #worldbreastfeedingweek story is brought to you by mama, @maracocc: "For 9 months ...
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This beautiful #worldbreastfeedingweek story is brought to you by mama, @maracocc: "For 9 months I planned and prepared for an unmedicated birth! When things didn’t go as planned and I ended up having an emergency c-section I was heart broken for many reasons. I remember telling myself ... This beautiful #worldbreastfeedingweek story is brought to you by mama, @maracocc: "For 9 months I planned and prepared for an unmedicated birth! When things didn’t go as planned and I ended up having an emergency c-section I was heart broken for many reasons.
I remember telling myself over and over again that breastfeeding would go well! Something I wanted even more than an unmedicated birth was to be able to breastfeed my sweet baby boy.
Shortly after, he was able to latch on perfectly and I was the happiest mama on earth! Half way through my pregnancy I took the Lactation Link breastfeeding class and I was so happy I did because I learned so much useful information and felt more prepared for what was ahead of me.
I had Brianne Taggart (@ibclcbri) come to the hospital 48 hours after giving birth and also 2-3 times once I was home. I wanted to get all the extra help, advice and reassurance from a professional that I could get!
The one piece of advice that I will always remember from taking the lactation class is to dress baby down to a diaper for the first 4-5 weeks while feeding! I truly believe that being dressed down helps him feel calm and right at home while I feed him!
Breastfeeding is a lot of work but I think it’s totally worth it and I can’t wait to do it with all of my babies!" Where are my emergency c-section mama's at? Was your experience the same or different! You are all total rockstars 💪❤️. #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeedingstory #lactationlinkmamas #wbw2018
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Together with some blogger pals, I visited the store opening of Mums Club Singapore located at Mount ...
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Together with some blogger pals, I visited the store opening of Mums Club Singapore located at Mount Alvernia Hospital #01-28. . @mumsclub.sg has a huge variety of products ranging from the fashionable baby clothes from @embraceoeteo to breastfeeding essentials such as the popular ... Together with some blogger pals, I visited the store opening of Mums Club Singapore located at Mount Alvernia Hospital #01-28. .
@mumsclub.sg has a huge variety of products ranging from the fashionable baby clothes from @embraceoeteo to breastfeeding essentials such as the popular @medelasg pumps. Some of the products I spied were the UV steriliser to feeding goodies to wet bags and baby carriers.
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#MCSG is basically a one stop shop for all things baby 😉
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They are currently having a 20% storewide discount till 22 July. Great opening special! Do check them out soon. Lots of great buys! 😍
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Our darling daughter. Our longed for, adored daughter. We welcomed you in to a prepared home, or ...
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Our darling daughter. Our longed for, adored daughter. We welcomed you in to a prepared home, or so we thought. Nothing prepares you for welcoming new life. No book, no words, no doctor can tell you. It’s a personal journey only you can experience. One size does not fit all. You’ve filled us ... Our darling daughter. Our longed for, adored daughter. We welcomed you in to a prepared home, or so we thought. Nothing prepares you for welcoming new life. No book, no words, no doctor can tell you. It’s a personal journey only you can experience. One size does not fit all. You’ve filled us with more joy than I ever thought imaginable. From the first conversation about starting a family you were who I dreamed of. A bright baby with sparkling eyes, I never imagined how beautiful those eyes would truly be. I live for your husky little giggles, your inquisitive mind astounds us every day. She’s a dog lover, mad about Bonnie and enchanted with Buttons. I hope you know you are loved. Every day you provide us with hope, laughter, purity and beauty. Nothing matters to us more. You’ve taught us so much. How can we repay you? We will nourish you, we will love you, we RESPECT you. You are ours and we are utterly devoted to you. We’ve had our battles, we’ve done it all. When you wouldn’t feed we explored every avenue-breast, bottle,formula, both. Feeding was a challenge but somehow we got through it and now look at us, 15 months on nursing, eating your solids and loving your bottle. The challenges you face in this world won’t frighten you. I know they won’t. You’re too hardy for that. You will be strong, outspoken and you will defy them all. You already have. Long may it continue. I KNEW how special you were from day dot. We had frights before you joined us, hospital stays and heart stopping scares. For any mother or mother to be, trust your gut, follow your heart and do what’s right for YOU. YOU must be in charge. YOU know your body, YOU will know and I KNEW I wanted this incredible baby. I KNEW. I was prepared to do it. We were. Luckily our baby was healthy and happy during pregnancy. WE made our CHOICE as a family. Do not punish. Do not judge. Do not disrespect. Do repeal the 8th.
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Our sweet little guy is off breathing tubes AND feeding tubes!!! <span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span> And after being sent home from ...
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Our sweet little guy is off breathing tubes AND feeding tubes!!! And after being sent home from the hospital without our baby yesterday (so hard and I was a mess) we got some amazing news this afternoon. We are being readmitted to the hospital as Ryder’s guests and he will be closely monitored ... Our sweet little guy is off breathing tubes AND feeding tubes!!! 🙌 And after being sent home from the hospital without our baby yesterday (so hard and I was a mess) we got some amazing news this afternoon. We are being readmitted to the hospital as Ryder’s guests and he will be closely monitored but able spend the night in our room WITH us! Our NICU journey has taught us so much, strengthened our faith and revealed to us the resilience of these tiny babies and the goodness of our God. Bring on the CUDDLES!!!
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Oh how every mom would love to have this product. In my breastfeeding journey, i must say that breastpump ...
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Oh how every mom would love to have this product. In my breastfeeding journey, i must say that breastpump is a big help to every breastfeeding mom. I’m grateful already being able to produce milk for my baby and also for those babies who are in need of milk since i donated my milk to a local hospital ... Oh how every mom would love to have this product. In my breastfeeding journey, i must say that breastpump is a big help to every breastfeeding mom. I’m grateful already being able to produce milk for my baby and also for those babies who are in need of milk since i donated my milk to a local hospital here using my manual pump but i would love to have an easy breezy and more convenient electric breastpump for me to produce more so i can share more to other babies. One of the best feeling being a mom is feeding your baby with your own milk. Since there are moms who are still trying to produce more milk and some who really don’t have yet, i would love to share mine because i know how frustrating it is to start breastfeeding and not being able to satisfy my baby with my milk. It would be a great help not just for me and my babies but also the other new moms and their babies. #sharingiscaring #kidoozi #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmom
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helloooo happy Sunday! 27 weeks + 1 day.. final week of our second trimester! I feel great and baby ...
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helloooo happy Sunday! 27 weeks + 1 day.. final week of our second trimester! I feel great and baby is doing great. He's an extremely active little guy in there 🤸🏻‍♂️ He weighs about 2lbs and is around 14inches long. I can physically see my belly rolling and morphing in shape when he's changing ... helloooo happy Sunday! 27 weeks + 1 day.. final week of our second trimester! I feel great and baby is doing great. He's an extremely active little guy in there 🤸🏻‍♂️ He weighs about 2lbs and is around 14inches long. I can physically see my belly rolling and morphing in shape when he's changing positions, it's the most amazing feeling in the whole entire worldddd!! He gets hiccups late at night most nights, his movements are so incredibly comforting and soothing to me. It helps me fall asleep knowing he's in there thriving 🖤 I ordered our hospital bag (a tote from ll bean) and put his name/initials on it so I GUESSSS we've fully decided on that 😬🙌🏼 Mamas: what are some of your must-pack items for our hospital bag AND which breast pump do you recommend? I fully intend on breastfeeding but want daddy to take a feeding shift or two, I'll pump so he can give him a bottle 🍼👶🏻.
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<span class="emoji emoji1f33f"></span>38 + 5 <span class="emoji emoji1f33f"></span> .. Probably should start packing the hospital bags! <span class="emoji emoji1f648"></span> I am at least set for new comfy pjs, these ...
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38 + 5 .. Probably should start packing the hospital bags! I am at least set for new comfy pjs, these are the most incredible soft cotton! And they come with a breast feeding friendly cami 🏻🏻 What hospital necessities might I be forgetting for myself, baby & Matty ? #anydaynow #sp #babyharder ... 🌿38 + 5 🌿 .. Probably should start packing the hospital bags! 🙈 I am at least set for new comfy pjs, these are the most incredible soft cotton! And they come with a breast feeding friendly cami 🙌🏻🙌🏻 What hospital necessities might I be forgetting for myself, baby & Matty ? #anydaynow #sp #babyharder #cosabellamommie .
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Our mighty Quinn is 2 weeks old today! We’re reflecting back today on how fast and also painfully ...
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Our mighty Quinn is 2 weeks old today! We’re reflecting back today on how fast and also painfully slow the last couple of weeks have gone. Right after birth, Quinn tested positive on the Coombs test which spiraled into him getting hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia. Basically...some of his blood ... Our mighty Quinn is 2 weeks old today! We’re reflecting back today on how fast and also painfully slow the last couple of weeks have gone. Right after birth, Quinn tested positive on the Coombs test which spiraled into him getting hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia. Basically...some of his blood (A+) entered my blood (O+) at some point during pregnancy. My body created antibodies against the foreign blood. Those antibodies got back into his body and after birth, started destroying his red blood cells. His bilirubin levels started climbing and by Tuesday morning (day after birth) he was already in the high risk category. Our pediatrician wanted him sent to the NICU so he could be under a triple phototherapy light. Our sweet boy had also stopped eating Monday evening. He wouldn’t nurse and wouldn’t take a bottle so they had to put a feeding tube in his nose. It was the worst thing Kyle and I have ever witnessed. He let out a blood curdling scream of absolute terror while they did it and our hearts broke into a million pieces. We watched our 1 day old suffer such pain and could do nothing to help him. We watched him cry his heart out inside his isolate and we couldn’t pick him up and hold him. We could touch him through two holes on the sides. I was discharged Wednesday and had to leave the hospital without my baby. I just can’t describe what that felt like. Especially for an extremely vulnerable and emotional woman just after giving birth. We got our boy home with us late Thursday night and had to keep him on a bili blanket. His bilirubin jumped back up again on Friday and there was a fear he’d have to go back to the hospital. Kyle and I kept him on his blanket for 24 hours a day and fed him on a strict every two hour schedule trying to flush that bilirubin out of his body. Kyle would sit with him for hours next to the window so he could get even more sunlight on his body. By Monday (one week from birth), his numbers had finally come down and we were able to get rid of that blanket on Tuesday. So here we are 2 weeks later and this kiddo is back to birth weight plus an extra 6oz! 😳 He’s doing so great and we are all loving on him as much as we can! ❤️
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Get you another best friend that will feed you literally right after you give birth cause you’re ...
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Get you another best friend that will feed you literally right after you give birth cause you’re starving to death but you have to feed your baby • Also one that stays with you in the hospital the first night to help with anything and everything • One that goes to pick up her uncle (Bubs) who has ... Get you another best friend that will feed you literally right after you give birth cause you’re starving to death but you have to feed your baby • Also one that stays with you in the hospital the first night to help with anything and everything • One that goes to pick up her uncle (Bubs) who has a broken leg, cooks him an omelet making him late to the hospital and he misses me getting my water broken and my epidural 😂 She literally is my A1 from day 1 and I wanted to wish her the happiest birthdays! My life would be so boring without you and can’t wait for you to be a bad influence on Jameson 💛 love you lil @suesuuun .
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And this is probably the least flattering photo of me but who really looks good post delivery. My mind was on her feeding me the food fast enough (which she wasn’t) cause I was starving. I ate 3 sandwiches 🙄 #NoShame lol I mean shit I didn’t eat for like a day!! Besides sneaking some grapes in 🙈 #BestiesBirthday #BestFriends #Besties #LilBestie
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When I first became pregnant, breast feeding was the last worry on my mind. Beyond the fact that I ...
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When I first became pregnant, breast feeding was the last worry on my mind. Beyond the fact that I had been told by a couple mamas I’d experience minor pain and blistering, I truly didn’t give it a second thought. I imagined an easy instantaneous latch(which p actually did have!), my breasts ... When I first became pregnant, breast feeding was the last worry on my mind. Beyond the fact that I had been told by a couple mamas I’d experience minor pain and blistering, I truly didn’t give it a second thought. I imagined an easy instantaneous latch(which p actually did have!), my breasts effortlessly overflowing with milk, and my child and I sharing sweet and quiet moments together. When I was in labor and things took a turn, and I was forced to have an emergency cesarean, I really didn’t pause to consider the long term effects of the stress and trauma to my body. The effects of the medication coursing through my veins. When they told me my baby had jaundice and would need to be strapped into a billy light bed 90% of the day and night (any time I wasn’t doin quick/ timed feeds and we were in the hospital 5 days), I was too sedated and naive to fully grasp how this routine would delay those precious moments of bonding and therefor my milk production. When every single nurse we saw guilted and nearly shamed me for refusing to supplement with formula until I finally broke and gave him two supplemental formula feeds (only those two times and never again) because I was pressured, exhausted, and made to feel in FEAR for my child’s LIFE. It is no small victory that I was able to find, most importantly, my voice and the conviction with in myself to trust that my heart knows what is best for my baby and to heed those inner screams. That I believed in myself and my body, and I never gave up. And secondly, that I was able to find a doctor who supported me, heard me, and encouraged me to trust myself! Which is huge because almost everyone else up until that point had done the opposite (and I cannot fail to recognize my privilege in this situation. If this had been my experience, what is the experience of so many other mothers in less fortunate/ privileged circumstances than me??) .. and it really got me thinking. We have got to do better. This is how we handle new mothers, the care takers of these new precious lives? Instill fear and panic in them? The idea that they are not enough? Who is this serving?? ...(continued below)
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To the postpartum mom who feels like a foreigner in your own body, I was you <span class="emoji emoji1f64b"></span>🏻‍♀️. . I was so not the ...
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To the postpartum mom who feels like a foreigner in your own body, I was you 🏻‍♀️. . I was so not the girl walking out of the hospital wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans. I gained 45-52 pounds with each pregnancy and I actually wore my maternity jeans until I was 7 months postpartum . . I know ... To the postpartum mom who feels like a foreigner in your own body, I was you 🙋🏻‍♀️.
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I was so not the girl walking out of the hospital wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans. I gained 45-52 pounds with each pregnancy and I actually wore my maternity jeans until I was 7 months postpartum 😳.
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I know it feels impossible to even think about fitting in a workout when you barely have time to shower, but trust me when I tell you...if you make a 30 minute workout a priority when your baby is napping, it will do SO much for your sanity and an added bonus is that you will eventually get into the best shape of your life when you consistently do those 30 minute workouts.
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If you are where I was in my picture from 2 years ago, please remember this...
1. Give yourself and your amazing body who housed and birthed your baby some grace and recognize how amazing our bodies are and what they are capable of.
2. Remember that real change takes time and consistency, but if you keep chipping away day after day and week after week...you WILL get there.
3. Focus on your nutrition just as much as you do on your workouts...food is the most important part when it comes to seeing real change.
4. Believe in yourself that YOU CAN DO IT and stop feeding yourself the BS that you can’t.
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We are headed into our next round of boot camp and I would love to hold you accountable to getting the results that you want! 7 spots are left and I would love to help you like I’ve been able to help so many! DM me if you want in 😊💪🏻.
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[Hospital life] Our daughter was born on Sunday, 1.55 a.m. We laboured for some intense 20 hours ...
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[Hospital life] Our daughter was born on Sunday, 1.55 a.m. We laboured for some intense 20 hours and the midwive was quite surprised I did most of it on my own, on a small tatami room, aside my sleeping husband. I already remember nothing of the pain and we are recovering nicely. We are still ... [Hospital life]
Our daughter was born on Sunday, 1.55 a.m. We laboured for some intense 20 hours and the midwive was quite surprised I did most of it on my own, on a small tatami room, aside my sleeping husband. I already remember nothing of the pain and we are recovering nicely. We are still amazed that we have this small person in our life.
Sleepless nights aside, hospital life has been a heavenly experience: the food is some of the most delicious I've ever eaten, I can see the sea from my window and the staff is really keen on teaching me everything about diaper changing, breast-feeding and keeping a baby happy. Also my husband was allowed to be on my side all this time!
I have a million stories to tell about this experience and they are all worth telling, but for the moment I just wanted to share the news and thank everybody who was thinking of us these days!
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Caution you are going to get an overload of #littlestdish this weekend... a year ago I was about to ...
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Caution you are going to get an overload of #littlestdish this weekend... a year ago I was about to spend my second night in the hospital not being allowed to eat bc we were contemplating emergency surgery... Now we took our baby Siena out for a bday sushi dinner where mommy and daddy used to have ... Caution you are going to get an overload of #littlestdish this weekend... a year ago I was about to spend my second night in the hospital not being allowed to eat bc we were contemplating emergency surgery... Now we took our baby Siena out for a bday sushi dinner where mommy and daddy used to have dates hehe! (Avocado and sweet potato sushi calm down!!!)
*** point is we could have never seen ourselves here years ago feeding out little girl sushi 💗 God is good. It hasn’t been easy but this little triad has come such a long way! If you are in the midst of something hang in there💗
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“He’s biting your nipple.” Tommy’s observation of me feeding his baby brother. We reunited as a ...
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“He’s biting your nipple.” Tommy’s observation of me feeding his baby brother. We reunited as a family of four today after leaving the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. We met my mom and Tommy at the beach in the late afternoon sans bathing suits or anything like that, just ourselves and a diaper ... “He’s biting your nipple.” Tommy’s observation of me feeding his baby brother. We reunited as a family of four today after leaving the hospital on Wednesday afternoon. We met my mom and Tommy at the beach in the late afternoon sans bathing suits or anything like that, just ourselves and a diaper bag for a couple of hours. It’s so much easier for me to be here than in Boston with the extra help and space. •


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What a night! What a bunch of top chicks! What a shit bloody hangover I’ve been left with <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> First night ...
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What a night! What a bunch of top chicks! What a shit bloody hangover I’ve been left with First night out since baby Lou was born! It was so nice to trade in my slippers and mum bun for sequins and dancing shoes 🏽 being free to have a drink and sneaky First in a year! Last for the next year I reckon ... What a night! What a bunch of top chicks! What a shit bloody hangover I’ve been left with 😂 First night out since baby Lou was born! It was so nice to trade in my slippers and mum bun for sequins and dancing shoes 💃🏽 being free to have a drink and sneaky 🚬 🙈 First in a year! Last for the next year I reckon 😂 🤮 Special shoutout to my @haakaanz pump which fit perfectly in my clutch so I could pump and dump through the night 😬 Laying next to my snoring hubby this morning eager to get home to my babies I felt that all familiar mum guilt creep in. Was Lou too little for us to have left her for a whole night and day? Im a breast feeding mother, was it selfish of me to drink knowing I would have to wait until this afternoon to feed again? But you know what, I NEEDED that night out. The last 3.5 months have been hard, really hard. We faced our toughest weeks as parents, first with Archie in hospital and then Lou. We’ve adjusted to a newborn. We’ve moved house. We’ve struggled to stay on top of everything. We’ve given 110% to parenting and it was time to take a god damn break. We couldn’t have chosen a better occasion. #emmylou15kparty was phenomenal! Hubby even got out on the dance floor which I haven’t seen him do in years 👯‍♀️ #emmylouloves #confidenceiscontagious 📸 - @dominichookphotovideo
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"Being a mom is hard," says Zahra as she totes her baby back to the car after another doctors appointment ...
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"Being a mom is hard," says Zahra as she totes her baby back to the car after another doctors appointment at the hospital with her feeding tube pump running in the backpack she is wearing... You're tellin' me, girl! "Being a mom is hard," says Zahra as she totes her baby back to the car after another doctors appointment at the hospital with her feeding tube pump running in the backpack she is wearing... You're tellin' me, girl!
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We did not know what to expect from our pets when we brought the baby home from the hospital. Tbh we thought they were too old to have much of a reaction at all. Neither of us would have ever predicted Desi's reaction. Love at first sight. He follows whoever is holding her, and barks when she cries, ... We did not know what to expect from our pets when we brought the baby home from the hospital. Tbh we thought they were too old to have much of a reaction at all. Neither of us would have ever predicted Desi's reaction. Love at first sight. He follows whoever is holding her, and barks when she cries, and tries to herd us when we push her in the carriage. At every night feeding this old man rouses himself to go curl up next to my nursing chair because across the room is not close enough for him. It's so sweet to see, although I would like for his barking when she cries to be a touch less judgy 🙄😂
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Part 1 of...I don’t know. Until it’s written. <span class="emoji emoji1f61d"></span> because I want this out there for other moms so they ...
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Part 1 of...I don’t know. Until it’s written. because I want this out there for other moms so they can avoid what we’ve dealt with for 15 months. I also chose this picture because this is the ONLY photo I have of a pacifier in Jack’s mouth. I put it in his mouth to get this pic because I thought he ... Part 1 of...I don’t know. Until it’s written. 😝 because I want this out there for other moms so they can avoid what we’ve dealt with for 15 months. I also chose this picture because this is the ONLY photo I have of a pacifier in Jack’s mouth. I put it in his mouth to get this pic because I thought he looked so cute with it but this didn’t last. He never sucked a pacifier again. In fact this pacifier was in his mouth for 2 seconds-just enough time to snap a pic. Another sign of tongue tie. Babies cannot suck pacifiers or bottles properly. I know that now. Day 2 of Jack’s sweet life. Once the exhaustion wore off from Jack’s delivery-I felt like his latch was off. We had been told by the pediatrician that he was not tongue tied. We were told by the lactation nurse his latch was alright but would improve. Sheesh! It hurt. The pediatrician said we could work with lactation nurses and get his latch to improve. So we did. Multiple times. I went to appointments with lactation like the pediatrician said. Nursing hurt. My milk let down was massive because he wasn’t eating enough. His belly was hard from ingesting air during his feeding due to a poor latch. He was NEVER full because nursing was exhausting for him, my poor baby. It hurt me. But I am a first time mom so I knew nothing different. I endured this pain. At times excruciating but thought it just would take time. Wrong! Babies mouths are made to suck on the breast. It goes together perfectly. It should not be painful. But I’m being told by professionals there was nothing wrong so what else am I to do? The first bit it will feel strange but it should not be excruciatingly painful. I would cry and just pray I could do 3 months. If only I can do 3 months for my son, I’ll stop after that. Every time I called my pediatrician-her nurse was adamant that the doctor did not miss a tongue tie. She would have seen it in the hospital. I believed them of course because I trusted them. I used a #nippleshield to help. Ain’t no shame. I wanted my son breastfed. In my heart I felt like his mouth wasn’t opened wide enough-which could be indicative of a tongue tie-but there’s no way because the doctor said he wasn’t. #tonguetied
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I’ve uploaded a new video! And I have to apologise as it’s not about routines! (SORRY!) It’s about ...
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I’ve uploaded a new video! And I have to apologise as it’s not about routines! (SORRY!) It’s about my ~breastfeeding journey~ (or lack of) and I wanted to upload this before my routines video as it sets the scene on how we got onto quite a strict routine in hospital and how it naturally carried ... I’ve uploaded a new video! And I have to apologise as it’s not about routines! (SORRY!) It’s about my ~breastfeeding journey~ (or lack of) and I wanted to upload this before my routines video as it sets the scene on how we got onto quite a strict routine in hospital and how it naturally carried on at home. It covers my intentions to breastfeed, tongue ties, expressing, formula, reflux (briefly) and how I made bottle feeding work for us when it was never what I planned to do. I didn’t realise as I filmed it last night that a Dispatches on dismal breastfeeding rates was airing at the exact same time so I feel like this is arguably an idiotic day to post this video, but I’ve done it now so 🤷🏻‍♀️If I’m honest with myself I know this video is unlikely to be useful to anyone as such, but it was useful for me to film it. Like a half an hour therapy session. LOL. (Not lol). I suppose it does illustrate that even the best laid plans can change and that that is ok. It’s more than ok! In fact that’s basically parenting in a nutshell: not what you expect it to be 😅 Anyway!!!!!!!! Link in bio and Stories or search PoppyD in YouTube. Gratuitous less than a day old baby pic above because why not? They’re cuties.
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A child affected by severe malnutrition, treated in the therapeutic nutrition centre in the MSF-supported hospital in Am Timan, Chad. ___ By May 2018, the nutritional feeding centre run by MSF was already over its capacity of 60 beds with 325 malnourished children admitted in that month ... A child affected by severe malnutrition, treated in the therapeutic nutrition centre in the MSF-supported hospital in Am Timan, Chad.
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By May 2018, the nutritional feeding centre run by MSF was already over its capacity of 60 beds with 325 malnourished children admitted in that month alone. It’s expected that this number will only increase over the coming months. But despite the high numbers of children requiring treatment, and the strains on medical staff, this crisis is not unexpected nor is it the first time the region has been hit by such worrying levels of undernourished children. From May to September each year, hundreds of thousands of people in Chad and in the entire Sahel region endure extreme food insecurity due to the lean period, a result of the dry season coupled with low food stocks. A recurrent nutritional crisis has just started in the Salamat region, and has spread to other regions of the country.
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#MSF #DoctorsWithoutBorders #Chad #AmTiman #Salamat #Sahel #nutrition #nutritioncrisis #malnutrition #hungergap #feedingcenter #baby #Chadian
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CEASER UPDATE # 3.... ****GRAPHIC **** **NEW INFORMATION** Ceaser is now at our San Antonio ...
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CEASER UPDATE # 3.... ****GRAPHIC **** **NEW INFORMATION** Ceaser is now at our San Antonio Vet Partner , Callaghan Road Animal Hospital awaiting surgery It has been confirmed that Ceaser has a severely fractured mandible in 3 places and will need at least 2 surgeries to repair the fractures ... CEASER UPDATE # 3....
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Ceaser is now at our San Antonio Vet Partner , Callaghan Road Animal Hospital awaiting surgery
It has been confirmed that Ceaser has a severely fractured mandible in 3 places and will need at least 2 surgeries to repair the fractures
Ceaser is lucky to be alive
Ceaser cannot eat or use his mouth even to drink water and is being fed through a feeding tube at this time
He has been to weak for surgery and we are hoping he will be able to have his first surgery tomorrow
Ceaser is just an innocent puppy at only 4 months old , how could anyone hurt him like this, just a baby !
His injury was the result of blunt force trauma , theres no other way to explain how this injury could have occurred ... how sickening
Right now , Ceaser deserves all of our Prayers
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My girlfriend @kirstenpenney who is an amazing midwife and really helped me through the last few ...
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My girlfriend @kirstenpenney who is an amazing midwife and really helped me through the last few weeks of pregnancy asked me if I was going to do a Princess Kate/Constance Hall photo when I left the hospital when Teddy was 3 days old. So I took this just for her. I left looking like the first photo ... My girlfriend @kirstenpenney who is an amazing midwife and really helped me through the last few weeks of pregnancy asked me if I was going to do a Princess Kate/Constance Hall photo when I left the hospital when Teddy was 3 days old. So I took this just for her. I left looking like the first photo in the morning, went home and and put on something more glam and did my hair and makeup and an hour later was at @palazzoversace filming with @amandaabate7 for @channel7queensland so I think I kind of nailed a bit of both. 😂@mrsconstancehall Breast feeding stripe dress from @maternitybag.aus black shorts poking out are the SRC recovery shorts I’ve been raving about.. and the socks care off @pindaraprivatematernity... coming to a Paris catwalk soon 😜 #princesskate #constancehall #birth #baby #srcrecoveryshorts #pindaramaternity #teddyjamesm @gerardmurtagh
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Baby Milo is 1-month-old today! <span class="emoji emoji1f601"></span> Sabi ko sa asawa ko nung buntis ako, excited ako mag-breastfeed ...
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Baby Milo is 1-month-old today! Sabi ko sa asawa ko nung buntis ako, excited ako mag-breastfeed ulit. Namiss ko din kasi nung nag-wean kami ni Kobe. Kala ko wala ng adjustments, pero medyo nahirapan pa din ako nung una. My nipples felt sore, I was engorged sa hospital coz Milo wasn't feeding ... Baby Milo is 1-month-old today! 😁 Sabi ko sa asawa ko nung buntis ako, excited ako mag-breastfeed ulit. Namiss ko din kasi nung nag-wean kami ni Kobe. Kala ko wala ng adjustments, pero medyo nahirapan pa din ako nung una. My nipples felt sore, I was engorged sa hospital coz Milo wasn't feeding as much, and he was also learning pa how to latch so may struggles din dun. Plus, CS ako ulit kaya ang sakit ulit after the operation, lalo na when he nurses tapos nafi-feel mo na nagco-contract ung uterus, super sakit!!! 😭 But I am happy to report that he gained a lot of weight in 1 month - from 3.68 to 5.6 kilograms, all from mommy's milk! Siyempre thank you din sa lahat ng nagpadala ng lactation goodies sakin, and also to LactaFlow malunggay capsules which makes my milk flow 😁 I take 1 capsule 2x a day to boost milk supply. Happy to see my baby's chubby cheeks! 😘
#LactaFlowMakesMyMilkFlow
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P.S. Kobe and I will draw the the winner for #AcousticMommyGiveaways later (pag-gising niya from nap) ♥️
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Three weeks old. It’s already going way too fast, I wish he’d stay this small forever. The last week ...
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Three weeks old. It’s already going way too fast, I wish he’d stay this small forever. The last week has been by far the most challenging I’ve ever experienced, what we thought was a snotty nose turned into Bronchilitis, and a week long stay in hospital (were still here). Watching your two ... Three weeks old. It’s already going way too fast, I wish he’d stay this small forever.
The last week has been by far the most challenging I’ve ever experienced, what we thought was a snotty nose turned into Bronchilitis, and a week long stay in hospital (were still here). Watching your two week old newborn have tubes up his nose and down his throat, having difficulty breathing and feeding, and generally really unwell and uncomfortable is heart wrenching. We’re so thankful for everyone who has called and messaged. We’re at the final stages of the illness, hoping to be home very soon to enjoy life with our baby boy. 💙
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After a pretty horrendous 2 days back in hospital after our little lady had too big a weightloss we are back home. Nice to make my own brekkie of wheetabix (I usually have 3 but went for 4 today) skimmed milk, berries and topped with honey nut clusters . We are on day 13 of life for Martha and ... After a pretty horrendous 2 days back in hospital after our little lady had too big a weightloss we are back home. Nice to make my own brekkie of wheetabix (I usually have 3 but went for 4 today) skimmed milk, berries and topped with honey nut clusters 😋
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We are on day 13 of life for Martha and from about day 3 I have constantly asked about her tongue as she couldn't feed by breast. First someone said wouldn't fix tongue as it was her neck causing problems as she'd been stuck a certain way in the womb (why they misdiagnosed breach) but then they decided neck was just weak and they would do tongue!! So we have an appointment next Tuesday. 👅 I am expressing enough to keep up with the feeding plan but I really hope tongue tie makes a difference and she can feed on the boob. 🤞
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Meet Goose! He is a 6 month old Labradoodle who made a bad decision. Goose decided to eat a nerf football ...
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Meet Goose! He is a 6 month old Labradoodle who made a bad decision. Goose decided to eat a nerf football and found himself in a world of hurt. His family got him to the hospital and he had surgery but he’s had a very bumpy road to recovery. His family has made the very difficult decision to turn him ... Meet Goose! He is a 6 month old Labradoodle who made a bad decision. Goose decided to eat a nerf football and found himself in a world of hurt. His family got him to the hospital and he had surgery but he’s had a very bumpy road to recovery. His family has made the very difficult decision to turn him over to us as Goose requires more surgery and for the time being, he is on a feeding tube and needs to be fed 3 times a day.
They are absolutely heartbroken since they’ve had this sweet puppy since he was a baby. They obviously loved him very much as he is very sweet. He is housebroken, knows sit, walks well on a leash and is crate trained. Right now he requires even more time and money than they are able to provide and they want to make sure he has the best chance to heal and have the best life he’s able to so they made the most selfless decision they could.

If you would like to help with his care, you can donate through our website, www.labrescuers.org or through our Facebook page.

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NICOLE 🖤 CALLUM Back in January when I was in hospital having my baby boy we had two legends from our ...
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NICOLE 🖤 CALLUM Back in January when I was in hospital having my baby boy we had two legends from our team (Hubby + Dad) head out to Sorrento on a 40 degree day to set up the ceremony setting for the gorgeous Nicole and Callum ️ At 5am this morning whilst feeding Freddie I got this lovely email ... NICOLE 🖤 CALLUM
Back in January when I was in hospital having my baby boy we had two legends from our team (Hubby + Dad) head out to Sorrento on a 40 degree day to set up the ceremony setting for the gorgeous Nicole and Callum ♥️
At 5am this morning whilst feeding Freddie I got this lovely email from snowy London where they reside along with stunning photos from that very special day -
Hi Emma and the lovely team at A Day to Remember Event Hire,
Firstly we hope, Emma, your new little addition to the family is going well!

Secondly, we can not thank you enough for how amazing and flawless you enabled our day to be.

The ceremony was just beautiful, we greatly appreciate your efforts especially given the heat of the day. Please pass on our thanks to all involved, you have left a special mark in our hearts! 🙌🏻 Thankyou so much Nicole and Callum for such kind words!
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They let us visit our baby today during feeding time. He been in the hospital since Friday afternoon. ...
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They let us visit our baby today during feeding time. He been in the hospital since Friday afternoon. Can’t wait for him to come back home. They let us visit our baby today during feeding time. He been in the hospital since Friday afternoon. Can’t wait for him to come back home.
Lily Rose 3 years ago you made Ximena a mother and your mommy made me your God mother. I promise to be ...
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Lily Rose 3 years ago you made Ximena a mother and your mommy made me your God mother. I promise to be here for you and love you unconditionally. I promise to guide you with the best intentions in mind and all the love in my heart. Baby girl keep shinning , glass floors and no ceilings because there’s ... Lily Rose 3 years ago you made Ximena a mother and your mommy made me your God mother. I promise to be here for you and love you unconditionally. I promise to guide you with the best intentions in mind and all the love in my heart. Baby girl keep shinning , glass floors and no ceilings because there’s no limits to what you can accomplish. Love you more than you know ❤️ PS: first pic from this weekend, second you were only about a month old. Time flies because i remember feeding you in the hospital and sleeping on the floor awaiting your arrival !
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CAIA LEONE KIM ~ SEPT 28 // They said it would be hard.. that you would constantly find yourself in ...
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CAIA LEONE KIM ~ SEPT 28 // They said it would be hard.. that you would constantly find yourself in unchartered territory beginning with the moment you check into labor and delivery. They said labor could take an eternity and you'd be drunk off a special cocktail of excitement, anxiety, sleep ... CAIA LEONE KIM ~ SEPT 28 // They said it would be hard.. that you would constantly find yourself in unchartered territory beginning with the moment you check into labor and delivery. They said labor could take an eternity and you'd be drunk off a special cocktail of excitement, anxiety, sleep deprivation and to expect the effects of it to last long after you're discharged from the hospital. They said kiss your social life goodbye and that all your "free time" would be occupied by endless diaper changing, feeding sessions and scouring baby forums where you have to learn new acronyms like LO and DH. They said finding the right pediatrician and making decisions for Caia's well-being would be stressful.
They also said it would be life-changing.. that if you embrace the experience, on the other side of the struggle and exhaustion would be an IMMENSE JOY.. that if you embrace the responsibility, you would find yourself stretched but a better man for it. They said that you would grow a new PROFOUND RESPECT and an even DEEPER LOVE for Chris and by working through challenges your bond would be unbreakable. They said you'd form a new appreciation for your parents and all the sacrifices they've made. They said you'd find the balance between trying to do everything yourselves while leaning on the support of your FAMILY and relinquish ultimate control into the hands of GOD. And they said even in the midst of her 2 week checkup to stop the doctor and take a photo to appreciate the cuteness.... They were right.
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Women tend to be helpers. They can't help it. God made them that way. From the foundation of the earth, ...
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Women tend to be helpers. They can't help it. God made them that way. From the foundation of the earth, their primary job has been to help. It is the woman's nature to assist, to nurture, to render care. Even in these days of more "equitable" rolls, it is typically the woman who is found feeding ... Women tend to be helpers. They can't help it. God made them that way. From the foundation of the earth, their primary job has been to help. It is the woman's nature to assist, to nurture, to render care. Even in these days of more "equitable" rolls, it is typically the woman who is found feeding the baby at 2 AM, chairing the young soccer players, counseling the college student by long-distance phone calls, holding a shaky hand in the hospital, and comforting the bereaved at a funeral.
Helping can be exhausting. The needs of young children, teens, grandchildren, and aging parents can stress us until we are ready to snap. And then we find that we need help. Who helps the helper? The Lord does. When we are weak, he is strong. When we are going horrible, he is our strength. When we can no longer trust in our own resources, we can trust in him.
And we can trust him before we snap. He is always there, ready to help. Rejoice in him, praise his name, and you will find the strength to go on. ~~~~~Father, I am worn out. I can't care for all the people and needs you bring into my life by myself. I need your strength. Thank you for being my helper and my shield.~ #dailydevotional
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ANNOUNCEMENT // Honestly, these are more than just necklaces to us. They serve as a reminder that ...
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ANNOUNCEMENT // Honestly, these are more than just necklaces to us. They serve as a reminder that God does great things. Eight years ago when I bought my first sewing machine with zero clue on how to even work it nor having anyone to teach me I went to YouTube & taught myself how to sew. At the same ... ANNOUNCEMENT // Honestly, these are more than just necklaces to us. They serve as a reminder that God does great things. Eight years ago when I bought my first sewing machine with zero clue on how to even work it nor having anyone to teach me I went to YouTube & taught myself how to sew. At the same time Mel began paper crafting while working full time weekend nursing at the hospital. We decided at the end of 2010 to open an Etsy shop in the new year. We made & sold various crafts until we started making our necklaces. A few years in we decided to focus in on what was selling full time. This hobby became a business. It gave me a sense of pride. We created something that was feeding our desire to be creative but it also giving us some extra spending cash to then supporting our families with our new career. When you pick out a necklace for you to wear & to help baby, you are helping make two mama’s dreams come true. Since we are sisters-in-law, you are literally supporting a family business. We have decided to extend our RARE special (see bio) to y’all as a THANK YOU! We honesty can’t thank you enough!!! C•O•D•E: WBW2018
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#Repost @masterarhee with @get_repost ・・・ Day 9: It was another busy day for Marcus. Our main focus being to get him to start eating (orally) again. He managed almost 3 bottles of milk (150ml per bottle) and nearly a full pouch of mashed baby food throughout the day, so still on his feeding ... #Repost @masterarhee with @get_repost
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Day 9:
It was another busy day for Marcus.
Our main focus being to get him to start eating (orally) again. He managed almost 3 bottles of milk (150ml per bottle) and nearly a full pouch of mashed baby food throughout the day, so still on his feeding tube for now.
In the afternoon the 3 of us, with Marcus in his stroller, walked to a local Cafe close to the hospital. Marcus was able to hold himself well in the high chair and although he didn’t do much walking today, he did do a lot of sitting balance. His left eye looks like it’s close to shutting fully when he is asleep, but he’s not blinking yet. Once he’s eating enough calories we can discuss removing his NG tube (the feed tube into his stomach) and start thinking about getting him home to more familiar surroundings.

I (Dad) spent around an hour in the play-room with Marcus before bedtime tonight. He was on-form and very chatty, as you can see from the film clip, and we must’ve read the Tractor book at least a dozen times. He was using a lot of his old words, even chuckling and applauding to himself!
Mum managed to organise a hospital bed today, so now able to have Marcus snuggle up with her at night. We’re hoping Marcus will to more reassured next to Mum and therefore sleep better!

Still no result on the tissue (tumour) yet, 👶🏻❤️🙏 #marcus #hongjae #rhee #miraclesformarcus #ourlittlewarrior #brumbrum #teammarcus
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Two Weeks Old... today we went swimming with friends and the kids back to where it all began for this ...
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Two Weeks Old... today we went swimming with friends and the kids back to where it all began for this little dude. Two weeks ago today in the very same spot I went into labor at our gym swimming pool and today we spend an entire day pool side making up for cut short family swim day. I can’t believe ... Two Weeks Old... today we went swimming with friends and the kids back to where it all began for this little dude. Two weeks ago today in the very same spot I went into labor at our gym swimming pool and today we spend an entire day pool side making up for cut short family swim day. I can’t believe little man is already two weeks old. I know that’s not a lot at all but feels like we just brought him home yesterday from the hospital. He is doing so well on w good feeding / sleeping routine already. We are all so mesmerized by him and his little grizzle noises. I love how he scalds in his sleep like a grumpy old man. He has gained all his birth weight back and some extra. Well done little feeder. I am past the enforcement and awful beginning of feeding and hoping this is good signs for a lovely breastfeeding experience with my last baby. The weather was perfect and we really have had such a beautiful family packed weekend. How has your sunny weekend been??? #lifecloseup #twoweeksold #twoweeks #twoweeksago #babymilestones
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A police officer in Argentina, Celeste Ayala has been promoted after a photo of her breast-feeding ...
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A police officer in Argentina, Celeste Ayala has been promoted after a photo of her breast-feeding a neglected baby while in uniform went viral. The New York Times reported that Ayala was among of team of police officers that took six siblings into state custody in a city near Buenos Aires ... A police officer in Argentina, Celeste Ayala has been promoted after a photo of her breast-feeding a neglected baby while in uniform went viral.

The New York Times reported that Ayala was among of team of police officers that took six siblings into state custody in a city near Buenos Aires earlier this month because they were in extremely poor condition.

The youngest sibling, who was about seventh months old, continued to cry, which was when Ayala asked staff at the hospital if she could breast-feed the baby. “I didn’t doubt it for a second,” Ayala, who has been breast-feeding her own daughter, told the Argentine television show “Cronica.” “So I pulled out my breast and he became calm.” A photo posted on Facebook of Ayala breast-feeding the neglected baby quickly went viral. As of Thursday evening, the post had more than 113,000 shares on the social media platform, reported The Hill newspaper “I want to make public this great gesture of love you had with this baby, whom you treated like a mother without a second thought, even though you didn’t know him,” Marcos Heredia, a colleague of Ayala, wrote on Facebook.

The minister of security for the Province of Buenos Aires told Ayala that she would be promoted to sergeant last week, The Times reported.

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(Continued) Everything about my pregnancy and the day I gave birth was special, real live. It was ...
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(Continued) Everything about my pregnancy and the day I gave birth was special, real live. It was SNOWING near Georgetown where I gave birth but sunny as ever in soufside. I literally remember looking back + forth as I crossed whitehurst freeway. I was in the car with my mom - Shawn was at work ... (Continued) Everything about my pregnancy and the day I gave birth was special, real live. It was SNOWING near Georgetown where I gave birth but sunny as ever in soufside. I literally remember looking back + forth as I crossed whitehurst freeway. I was in the car with my mom - Shawn was at work trying to uber to the hospital because his car was stuck in some garage.
ANYWAYS - Keon + I’s first at least 3 months were SO tough on me. Preclampsia had me so swollen I couldn’t wear shoes (pic). Keon developmentally was behind + couldn’t consume enough milk independently. While we were in the hospital we were gifted donors milk. So many people though that was weird but I’d preferred my baby to have breast milk ... PERIOD ... over formula milk. For 2 months every 2 hours, after ever breastfeeding I supplemented with the donor milk with my one finger in his mouth stimulating his tongue while simultaneously pressing milk from a small syringe with a curve on the tip (pic). Every 2 hours for 2 months. After a while I was able to produce enough for both the breast + the supplement feedings so we did away with the donor milk. I remember making a visit to @cohdc + them changing my life. They gave me a syringe that had a feeding tube connected to it. With this I could breastfeed + pump the supplement at the same time by sliding the tube beside my nipple into his mouth. Ha - the trial + error on that was tricky but we worked it out + continued like that for another 1.5 months. Young I was SO tired + SO depressed. After nearly 4 months of feeding + feeding lol, Keon was finally deemed ready to handle his own feedings without supplement. Once Keon moved to independent feeding, gas became a serious issue. There’d be nights where’d I’d just sit + cry with him because I could see how much pain he was in. His stomach would get so tight with cramps + we literally tried every natural thing out there. I think we just honestly grew out of the gas space, I don’t remember there being one particular thing that solved it. Keon has taught me so much from the beginning - he’s still teaching. My kids are THEE best teachers. I’m so strong because of them. I am so proud to be their mother.
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I've spent the last year trying not to think too much about our hospital stay. It was AWFUL and I have ...
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I've spent the last year trying not to think too much about our hospital stay. It was AWFUL and I have a lot of negative feelings about it that hurt in the deepest parts of my heart. Klay cried, ALOT, more than normal. He was hungry as my milk didn't come in and he wasn't latching properly. It was ... I've spent the last year trying not to think too much about our hospital stay. It was AWFUL and I have a lot of negative feelings about it that hurt in the deepest parts of my heart. Klay cried, ALOT, more than normal. He was hungry as my milk didn't come in and he wasn't latching properly. It was so hard to see him like that when I was trying my hardest to feed him. Then there was me. I was immobile after my c section and couldn't even move to pick up my baby whenever I wanted even though every fiber of my being told me to get him and hold him close. I cried so many tears during those 6 days in the hospital, tears of pain, of frustration, of discomfort, of disappointment, of exhaustion, tears of fear and also tears of intense love. I don't want to have these negative feelings anymore and I'm working hard to replace them with the few good ones we had while there. And those look like this: feeding my baby while looking down at him with only love, gratitude and determination in my heart. This is how I want to remember that hospital stay and this is how I will 💙 #birth #honestmotherhood #momentsinmotherhood #breastfeeding #csection #csectionawareness #momblogger #normalizebreastfeeding
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Alex is the most nurturing Medic I know. He can be seen here feeding our baby pilot @ryanachatz #CowboyDonuts ...
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Alex is the most nurturing Medic I know. He can be seen here feeding our baby pilot @ryanachatz #CowboyDonuts #FailureToThrive at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County Alex is the most nurturing Medic I know. He can be seen here feeding our baby pilot @ryanachatz #CowboyDonuts #FailureToThrive at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County
When the lovely @myannieandme asked to send me one of their baby subscription boxes, I was over the ...
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When the lovely @myannieandme asked to send me one of their baby subscription boxes, I was over the moon! I’ve never been able to take part in the Beauty box buzz, because with so many allergies I’d mostly be receiving products I couldn’t use. 🏻 Elise and I were sent the 0-3 months Baby Box, ... When the lovely @myannieandme asked to send me one of their baby subscription boxes, I was over the moon! I’ve never been able to take part in the Beauty box buzz, because with so many allergies I’d mostly be receiving products I couldn’t use.
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Elise and I were sent the 0-3 months Baby Box, which you can find on annieevelyn.co.uk, launching this Spring! So what did we receive in the box?
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The @mamadesigns Hummingbird Swaddle muslins have been a big hit with the whole family. Dan was particularly impressed with how soft they felt coming out of the wash. I’ve been loving using them when we have people over. They’re much bigger than standard muslins, and ideal not only for mopping up baby bodily fluids, but also for discrete nursing - more on this coming soon on @thescfamily account.
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The @pitterpatterbabylog Book would make a great gift for any new/expecting parent. It can get a bit overwhelming, the number of medical professionals who want to know how often baby has fed, poo’d, wee’d, etc.When you’re sleep deprived and still recovering from giving birth, it can be hard to remember these things. This log book provides an easy to use spreadsheet that not only allows you to see how often baby is doing things, it also lets you see any patterns and how/if these change over time.
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@theyesmummum Affirmation Cards were a big hit with me. The one in the photo was the first one I reached for when we were home from hospital. After an awful experience with the hospital breast feeding ‘support’ ( I won’t go into it now, but may do in the future), this was exactly what I needed to read.
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As I’ve said above, allergies prevent me from being able to participate in beauty subscription boxes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to use the @skinandtonicldn Calm Balm, as it contains shea butter which is nut based. I have quite a few pregnant and new Mum friends, so I’ll be passing it on so one of them can enjoy it.
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What are your favourite subscription boxes? Are there any you can recommend for someone with lots of allergies? Xx
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Post Partum Depression?Blah! Read a little into how I’ve been adjusting. I bet there’s more of ...
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Post Partum Depression?Blah! Read a little into how I’ve been adjusting. I bet there’s more of us who have gone through it but ashamed to talk about it. I’ve been struggling so much! I have my good days and bad days. It’s not as bad as it was a few months ago. One day, I caught myself sitting in ... Post Partum Depression?Blah! Read a little into how I’ve been adjusting.
I bet there’s more of us who have gone through it but ashamed to talk about it. I’ve been struggling so much! I have my good days and bad days. It’s not as bad as it was a few months ago.
One day, I caught myself sitting in my family room. Staring out the window, asking myself, how am I going to do this? Run a business, be a wife, look good, hold down a household, and the most important job of all.. take care of my little baby!
It was always my biggest fear that I wouldn’t be affectionate towards my baby when she arrives. But the moment I held her in my arms I was in love and all that mattered was this little baby. Who depends on me for everything!
Then, my second biggest fear was breast feeding. But I was fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed her and that fear was gone. But, let me tell you! Day 1 at the hospital when I couldn’t get her to latch. I was so afraid of being asked, why aren’t you breast feeding. I wanted to smack every person who asked me if I am breast feeding. Then my poor little baby had jaundice which I know is common. But she had to be put under the blue light for the entire day and night. She was just crying all night. My husband and I both stuck it out all night. He was so supportive. He saw that I wasn’t going to sleep unless one of us stayed awake so we took turns in between feeds. That’s the first time I felt sad and helpless.
Having a child will test your marriage and your relationship! I noticed I was my last priority and same with my husband. It’s so important to take time out for yourself and your partner. Lets not even get started on that.... It’s tough, I am still trying to figure out this mom thing. I can’t work, workout, cook or do everything else I loved to do as much as I would like. You should see the piles of laundry that need to be folded. I returned to work after 5 weeks after my c-section. As business owners we don’t get time off, or maternity leave.
Being a mom is the toughest but most rewarding job of them all. I appreciate my own mom for raising three children as a single parent so much more! Just reminding myself IT WILL BE OKAY!
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Today is the start of world breast feeding week so it seemed like the Perfect time to share a little ...
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Today is the start of world breast feeding week so it seemed like the Perfect time to share a little story with you. If you follow me you will have no doubt seen my boobs pop up here and there. Not in like a trashy way but in a just keeping my baby alive way. Maybe you’ve looked at it and thought I made ... Today is the start of world breast feeding week so it seemed like the Perfect time to share a little story with you. If you follow me you will have no doubt seen my boobs pop up here and there. Not in like a trashy way but in a just keeping my baby alive way. Maybe you’ve looked at it and thought I made it look easy. Maybe you’ve thought enough, we get it you breast feed 🙄🙄 Maybe what you didn’t realise is that I share it because it wasn’t easy. I’m a mother of 3 and I’ve found breast feeding so hard that actually this is the longest I have ever breastfed for and also my only exclusively breastfed baby. When Lou was born I set myself a goal of 6 months (and just quietly we reached that this week 🍾) The goal helped me push through all the challenges we were thrown and if you have followed you will know there were a few :) We pushed through hospital admissions for no weight gain, we pushed through mastitis and the subsequent resignation of that breast (we feed on one side only now) and recently we’ve had to push through my injury and surgery and being separated on numerous occasions. It has not been easy but each and every drop I have made for her with complete love 💕I don’t want to say breast is best (we all know the Uber amazing magical powers of breast milk ✨) I also don’t want to say fed is best because I believe in my heart neither statement is true. I think informed is best. Supported is best. What this means to me is if a mother chooses to and is able to breastfeed they deserve to have every opportunity to make it a successful and beautiful journey. This means role models to show them that they don’t need to hide. Professionals to guide them and show them that they are doing fab (my lactation consultant in the early days was worth her weight in gold) It is not people telling them their baby is fussing because she is hungry, give her formula. It’s not people judging her for breast feeding in public. It’s not partners unwilling to offer 100% support in the early days when she will literally be feeding more than she is not. (Bring her food, bring her water, tell her she’s doing an amazing job) Continued in comments.....
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This time last year I had a hard time laying down to bed for the night as I didn’t want to fall asleep ...
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This time last year I had a hard time laying down to bed for the night as I didn’t want to fall asleep or let Livia out of my arms. My mind was swirling at the possibility of what the future held for our 5 day old baby girl. The night before when Livia finished a feeding, her eyes were tracking perfectly ... This time last year I had a hard time laying down to bed for the night as I didn’t want to fall asleep or let Livia out of my arms. My mind was swirling at the possibility of what the future held for our 5 day old baby girl.
The night before when Livia finished a feeding, her eyes were tracking perfectly together, and in the dim light I could see her pupil in her right eye, but her left eye was the same color in the center, as the white of her eye. I freaked out, woke up Tim, who told me to wait until the morning for a better look. The next morning her left pupil still looked white, and Tim took the first picture here. It was a Saturday, so we texted the picture to the doctor on call, and were sent to the office to meet him within the hour. We walked through the back entrance into an empty office complex so the doctor could examine Livia and we learned that there was no red reflex in Livia’s left eye. An appointment was set for the next morning to meet an ophthalmologist at Cincinnati Children’s early Christmas Eve to find out if Livia had a tumor or a cataract.
Christmas Eve we walked through an empty hospital and received the best answer we could get, that Livia only had a cataract, but she would need surgery.
This was the start of our year with 3 surgeries, lots of eye drops, lots of patching, lots of lost and broken contact lenses, a growing active faith, and the hardest year our family has faced.
I wouldn’t trade this last year for anything. God has used Livia to rally our family together, and to personally challenge and strengthen me (in the midst of my own new health issues...but that’s another story for later).
The strength of this girl has been encouraging to watch. She is full of life, content, cuddly, and the strongest kid I’ve met. I am thankful I get a front row seat in her journey to bringing sight to her left eye.
I know I still haven’t fully grasped the lessons God has been teaching me this year, and I look forward to what is to come.
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 #BlackBreastFeedingWeek <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> #Flashback <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>(I’M NOT DUE UNTIL NOVEMBER)<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>This was Logan’s 1st latch ...
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#BlackBreastFeedingWeek #Flashback (I’M NOT DUE UNTIL NOVEMBER)This was Logan’s 1st latch right after delivery. Second pic: The joy I felt to know I did it and I was more than enough for him!🏾🏾 • I delivered Luc back in 2013 and Instagram wasn’t what it is today. I didn’t have beautiful ... #BlackBreastFeedingWeek ✨ #Flashback ✨(I’M NOT DUE UNTIL NOVEMBER)✨This was Logan’s 1st latch right after delivery. Second pic: The joy I felt to know I did it and I was more than enough for him!🙌🏾🙌🏾

I delivered Luc back in 2013 and Instagram wasn’t what it is today. I didn’t have beautiful pics and stories as motivation or inspiration for this journey. I wasn’t educated enough beforehand on breastfeeding to know what I was getting into. I didn’t have the familial or hospital support I needed when I decided to exclusively breastfeed my 1st born. He cried so much and kept nursing a ton that both my mom (not her fault as she didn’t breastfeed the 5 of us) and my night nurse said it’s because I didn’t have enough milk to sustain him (8.5lbs). The night nurse pushed formula on us and being a 1st time mom and new to the #breastfeeding game, I caved. Little did I know, he was cluster feeding and it was completely NORMAL.

To know that breastfeeding amongst the black community is the lowest due to lack of support, bias, preparation and education (a lot of myths to be debunked) breaks my heart. Our bodies are literally sacred gifts from God. We can house our littles and then nourish them to no end after we bring them earth-side! •
I researched and prepped to #breastfeed while I was pregnant with Logan. I did skin-to-skin for 2.5 hours right after delivery. 🙌🏾🙌🏾Breastfeeding was a bit tough the 1st few weeks mainly due to soreness but nothing else. I nursed him for 21 months and he is RARELY sick to this day. My milk even helped clear his eczema! •
I am beyond grateful for platforms like @blackmomsblog @momsincolor (and all of their founders) @herholisticpath @mamaglow and more for creating safe spaces for us to learn, heal and thrive. •
This is NOT a formula shaming post. A fed baby is best just as a prepared and educated mom is best for mom and baby. #blackmomsbreastfeed
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This was 2 days after I gave birth to Layla. Eating my “nice meal” provided by the hospital. An over ...
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This was 2 days after I gave birth to Layla. Eating my “nice meal” provided by the hospital. An over cooked steak and sides. I was in new territory. . Learning to breastfeed this little human being that I just brought into the world. Wearing these big mesh panties, still sporting a pregnant ... This was 2 days after I gave birth to Layla. Eating my “nice meal” provided by the hospital. An over cooked steak and sides. I was in new territory.
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Learning to breastfeed this little human being that I just brought into the world. Wearing these big mesh panties, still sporting a pregnant belly.. no one told me your belly doesn’t go down immediately. No one told me I’d be bleeding out.
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No one told me that I would spend hours crying and full of emotion. I remember just laying there in the hospital bed crying. I was crying because my babygirl was finally here.. FINALLY! But wait.. that means she isn’t protected inside of me anymore. And that’s a scary feeling.
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At what point, I think Kevin was at a loss. I realized that when I was being held by him in the hospitals shower and I was just crying uncontrollably. It’s all a blur but I do remember saying “she’s not safe inside of me anymore” and that was a really hard thing to work through.
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I was also in so much pain.. no one tells you that typically with a “quick delivery” comes a bad rip. I ripped all the way up and down, and also side to side. The weeks following I couldn’t walk. I couldn’t use the bathroom. I wore these big depends diapers. I never thought I would be normal again. Kevin had to help me do EVERYTHING from pee, to walk up stairs.
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Being a mom is the ultimate sacrifice. You give up your body for 9 months to grow this little baby. You go through labor and delivery. You go through the emotions that come with childbirth.
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You let go of all shame as you walk around your house in diapers and ask your SO to spray warm water on your rip while you pee to avoid that burn.
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You spend tireless hours latching your baby and feeding your baby to establish and keep up your milk supply because you want to breast feed so. damn. bad. You remain patient through leaps, growth spurts, and cluster feeding.
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Don’t ever discredit a mother. You don’t know the half.
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I used to be Autumn. Fun loving, crazy, outgoing Autumn. But now I’m Layla’s mama. And I’m okay with that. ✨ (Via Autumn Benjamin)
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GUESS WHO IS HOME?? <span class="emoji emoji1f497"></span> Baby ARIANA is out of hospital and my newest sidekick! You would think that after ...
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GUESS WHO IS HOME?? Baby ARIANA is out of hospital and my newest sidekick! You would think that after all she has suffered she would be afraid of humans but all she wants to do is crawl into my lap or into my neck. That sweet crooked little mouth is giving so many kisses! I’ll take closer photos ... GUESS WHO IS HOME?? 💗 Baby ARIANA is out of hospital and my newest sidekick! You would think that after all she has suffered she would be afraid of humans but all she wants to do is crawl into my lap or into my neck. That sweet crooked little mouth is giving so many kisses! I’ll take closer photos for you soon so you can see how crooked it is ... and I’m thinking future surgery may be necessary BUT for now she has to heal, she has to grow, her mouth opens and closes and she’s comfortable!

She’s on pain medication and on antibiotics, she’s spunky and eating GREAT. She’s literally skin and bones so I’m feeding her enriched puppy food multiple times a day. She will be sleeping in her own pen next to me so I can keep a close eye on her.
She reminds me so much of CHANCE .. this very frail, very delicate little being ... broken by humans, wanting so much to love and be loved. I’m sure he sent her our way. And we will do everything to heal her body and spirit.

The hospital bill was $4800 and YOU MADE THAT POSSIBLE. Thank you thank you thank you.
Have an incredible Sunday evening! ❤️ #SavingAriana
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To her God Mother @aunjolimakeup <span class="emoji emoji1f49d"></span> I can’t thank u enough for this baby shower, I said I didn’t wanna ...
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To her God Mother @aunjolimakeup I can’t thank u enough for this baby shower, I said I didn’t wanna do anything & I didnt Jo doesn’t even do babies, but she loves mine like she’s pregnant w/her! From all her ultrasounds (sneaking pics & videos)...2 overnight stays at the hospital (sleeping ... To her God Mother @aunjolimakeup 💝 I can’t thank u enough for this baby shower, I said I didn’t wanna do anything & I didnt😩 Jo doesn’t even do babies, but she loves mine like she’s pregnant w/her! From all her ultrasounds (sneaking pics & videos)...2 overnight stays at the hospital (sleeping on that couch)..Feeding us exactly what we want 2 eat (even though u probably want something else) & etc! We’ve planned this God mother stuff since kids & your the Best! I hope the delivery doesn’t scare you (she wants 2 record it🙄) cause Love is ready 4 her best friend soon😉!!!👸🏼 #LaMadrina #GodMother #BFFGoals #LoveMariama
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Oct 1: Physical Healing + Down Syndrome Awareness Month Two-day-old Rafi and our first skin-to-skin. ...
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Oct 1: Physical Healing + Down Syndrome Awareness Month Two-day-old Rafi and our first skin-to-skin. This image simultaneously brings back all the glory & fear of my new baby and all the obstacles of my postpartum experience. My commitment to my physical healing after Rafi’s birth was ... Oct 1: Physical Healing + Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Two-day-old Rafi and our first skin-to-skin. This image simultaneously brings back all the glory & fear of my new baby and all the obstacles of my postpartum experience. My commitment to my physical healing after Rafi’s birth was non-existent. I spent the first week postpartum sleeping in the NICU waiting room. The memory of sleeping on a cold leather loveseat, fluorescent lights blaring even during the night, and the symphony of hospital sounds still haunt me. I vividly remember being in so much pain lying there, waking up every two hours to shuffle into the NICU to pump next to Rafi’s bed, only to return to that damn loveseat for a few minutes of respite, and somehow spoon next to my husband.
In some way, I hold those days so dear to my heart, yet I am still healing from the experience.
That waiting room was so somber, yet so full of hope. Full of other mothers from all walks of life; all in similar pain, both physical and emotional. In retrospect, they were my postpartum doulas. There was a unspoken agreement and sacred bond to hold each other up, in spirit, mind, and body, feeding off each other’s strength and courage. The month we spent in the NICU, my introduction into motherhood, and those fellow moms in that waiting room are what launched my work as a birth doula.
Not all babies with Down Syndrome go to the NICU. Many leave the hospital with their parents, some are born at home, many not needing any immediate medical care. This is simply our story.

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September is NICU Awareness Month! Our little guy spent 58 days in the NICU. I’ll never forget the ...
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September is NICU Awareness Month! Our little guy spent 58 days in the NICU. I’ll never forget the fear, sadness, love, hopelessness and hopefulness, and excitement felt during these days. There were extreme lows, like the day I left the hospital without my baby and when he took a step back ... September is NICU Awareness Month! Our little guy spent 58 days in the NICU. I’ll never forget the fear, sadness, love, hopelessness and hopefulness, and excitement felt during these days. There were extreme lows, like the day I left the hospital without my baby and when he took a step back and had to be put back in the incubator. But there were extreme highs - seeing his beautiful face without all the equipment, feeding him his tiny bottle for the first time, finally seeing his eye color, and of course brining him home. I sat with him every day for 10 plus hours, wanting to do as many diaper changes and feedings as I could. The days seemed like they were passing very slowly, but when I look back now, it seems like just a second in time. I’ve found a new appreciation nurses and hospitals. Almost every nurse we had took such great care of my baby and the department was just amazing. The Ronald McDonald room was a home away from home when you just needed a minute away from all the noises of the machines. Chase was fed donated breast milk for weeks to help him grow. I don’t think he would have done so well if that wasn’t available. Project Sweet Pea left gifts to help us feel more comfortable. If you’re able to, I urge you to donate to your local NICU. They can always use breast milk, preemie clothes, and food for parents and nurses. There were many days early on where I went without eating the entire day because I didn’t want to leave his side. The NICU experience has changed our lives forever. It humbled me and made me stronger. It also pushed me to continue my prereqs to get into a nursing program and become a Neonatal Nurse. #nicuawarenessmonth #preemiestrong #30weekpreemie
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It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Everyone tells you to breastfeed your baby. They tell you how beautiful ...
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It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Everyone tells you to breastfeed your baby. They tell you how beautiful it is. You know what they don’t tell you? How freaking hard it is. How painful it can be. How many hours you’ll spend sitting/laying/standing nursing that baby. How many things can go wrong. ... It’s World Breastfeeding Week. Everyone tells you to breastfeed your baby. They tell you how beautiful it is. You know what they don’t tell you? How freaking hard it is. How painful it can be. How many hours you’ll spend sitting/laying/standing nursing that baby. How many things can go wrong.
And now that I’ve done it, I know they’re right. I know it’s amazing and beautiful and I’ll be forever grateful for the year I spent nursing this little one.

But you know what else I’ve done? I’ve given my other baby formula at just 3 days old. I’ve had a case of mastitis that led to me spending 5 days in the hospital with a breast abscess and forced me to stop breastfeeding when my baby was 6 weeks old. And I’ve fed my baby formula until he was a year old.
And you know what? Both my kids are fine. They’re better than fine. They’re amazing individuals who are going to grow up to do great things.
With baby 3 on the way, of course I’m thinking about what our feeding journey will be like with him. And there’s no way to know right now. But what I do know is this: he’ll be just fine, no matter what. Just like his brother and sister are. FED IS BEST. #worldbreastfeedingweek #fedisbest
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"Someone said to me "your one of the lucky ones that was able to breastfeed. I was never able to because ...
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"Someone said to me "your one of the lucky ones that was able to breastfeed. I was never able to because my baby wouldn't latch." I just went on to say "yes it's the best bond I could've ever imagined..." while thinking I'm not "one of the lucky ones." I worked hard for this breastfeeding journey. ... "Someone said to me "your one of the lucky ones that was able to breastfeed. I was never able to because my baby wouldn't latch." I just went on to say "yes it's the best bond I could've ever imagined..." while thinking I'm not "one of the lucky ones." I worked hard for this breastfeeding journey. I have successfully breastfed for almost 11 months now and during my journey I have had numerous bumps in the road where I could have easily gave up, but I didn't. Here's my bumps in the road: •my baby wouldn't latch in the hospital, I spent HOURS with a screaming baby at my breast trying to get him to latch. A nurse acknowledged me for how patient I was because she would've gone crazy. I was determined. I finally resorted to a nipple shield. •my baby lost more than 10% of his body weight in the hospital because my milk didn't come in until 6 days pp. I had to give him formula using an SNS which I continued until he was about 3 weeks old. •I was pumping around the clock to be able to establish my milk supply and feed him through the SNS system. (SNS=supplemental nursing system) •I quickly realized he was not draining my breast properly and spending large amounts of time at my breast & falling sleep every feeding. I was pumping after every feeding to drain my breast and then feeding the milk to him through a bottle. A feeding took about 1 hr because of this. •He was diagnosed with a tongue and lip tie at 5 weeks old. They were released at 6 weeks old. •At 8 weeks old he was able to fully drain my breast and we stopped using bottles and he was exclusively breastfed. •We've had thrush 4 times in less than 11 months. •A clogged duct twice.

I have one of the strongest bonds that I never even expected with my baby that is from breastfeeding. This journey has been amazing and I'm so proud to say that I worked hard for this because I wanted what was best for baby. I worked for this, I wasn't "lucky." "
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"This is me holding my newborn brother today, feeding him my milk in that bottle. <span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> I am 23 years ...
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"This is me holding my newborn brother today, feeding him my milk in that bottle. I am 23 years old, with two children of my own. One is two years old, the other is two months old. Thankfully I’ve never struggled with low supply for either of my babies. And as of right now from my two-month-old, ... "This is me holding my newborn brother today, feeding him my milk in that bottle. 💕

I am 23 years old, with two children of my own. One is two years old, the other is two months old. Thankfully I’ve never struggled with low supply for either of my babies. And as of right now from my two-month-old, I have 1000 ounces stashed in the deep-freezer. My mom‘s water broke yesterday at 11 AM. Mr. James was born at 10:27 AM today. So why is my milk in that bottle?

My mom is a type two diabetic and needed insulin for her whole pregnancy. So when James was born he had low blood sugar. He tested at 38 when they wanted to see him at 45. My mom was struggling to get his latch fixed but if the baby’s sugar hadn’t come up, they would’ve had to poke his little veins with an IV and/or take him to the NICU 💔 Since I had been there at the hospital with my mom laboring for nearly 24 hours, I of course had to take my pump with me. I pumped 21 ounces the whole time I was there. So, my mom asked if she could bottle feed the baby just to get his sugar up to bypass the painful poke. She however did NOT want anything to do with formula.

Ladies 😭😭 My mom asked me if he could have some of my milk. 💕 you guys, my heart melted and I felt so special. I got some milk around quick for him, warmed up and in a bottle. I went to hand the nurse the bottle and she pointed to my mom so I tried to hand it to her and she said, “why don’t you feed him.” I COULD HAVE CRIED. 😭😍 the look on her face was so priceless and I will never forget how proud she looked. his sugar came up to 47 after the feeding. Perfect.
I fell in love with another baby that isn’t mine, today. Forever and always, little brother. ❤️"
~Ofelia Hernandez‎
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Thank you for sharing, @raquellaneri <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ and Congratulations!! “I found out about Pretty Pushers ...
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Thank you for sharing, @raquellaneri ️ and Congratulations!! “I found out about Pretty Pushers when researching a story about women bringing their own labor/delivery gowns into the hospital, and Mary kindly sent me one to deliver my own baby. Since I was induced - and the process would ... Thank you for sharing, @raquellaneri ❤️❤️❤️ and Congratulations!! “I found out about Pretty Pushers when researching a story about women bringing their own labor/delivery gowns into the hospital, and Mary kindly sent me one to deliver my own baby. Since I was induced - and the process would be very long and messy - I wore the Butterfly Sleeve labor gown during my recovery at the hospital, and I loved it. It was the perfect thing to wear to receive guests at the hospital and as I struggled with those first days of breast-feeding. It also allowed easy access for the doctors and nurses to poke and prod me during their check- ups and to draw blood and to check my vitals. I still wear it now at home when I nurse my little Isabella.” #prettypushers #doityourway #laborgown #nursingdress #postpartum #newbaby #deliverygown #birthinggown #newmom
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23 times around the Sun <span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ Happy 23rd Birthday Jarieus Adonis Albury Wolf-Brooke, you were born ...
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23 times around the Sun ️ Happy 23rd Birthday Jarieus Adonis Albury Wolf-Brooke, you were born at 5 past 2 on a beautiful warm sunny 🌞 day outdoors. . . MY Personal Pregnancy and Birth 🏼Story. . I sensed you long before you came water earth side. #vegansincethewomb Your Papa @veganauli ... 23 times around the Sun ☀️ Happy 23rd Birthday Jarieus Adonis Albury Wolf-Brooke, you were born at 5 past 2 on a beautiful warm sunny 🌞 day outdoors. .
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MY Personal Pregnancy and Birth 🙏🏼Story. .
I sensed you long before you came 💦water earth🌏 side. #vegansincethewomb Your Papa @veganauli carried you around like this, a lot.
No ultra sound, just dowsing and we knew you were a boy.
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No hospital interventions or fear mongering I kept that world away from us as we did the 1st time for @khadiyoga @khadiishtar Home💧Water Birth.
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I had a traditional Lay Midwife, Krisnalauni who birthed 7 of her own children and was delivering many babies in the area. I also had been to the homebirths of other close friends in different support roles. .
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I knew that my babies would be born at home with no intervention. I made this a dedicated daily practice as Pregnancy and Birth require focus, stillness, and nurturing not only for you but for your growing baby, ‘tis is a full-time job #birthpreparation .
I just planned, lived, studied, observed and learnt everything I could on #homewaterbirths, #veganpregnancy and raising vegan babies for the whole 9 months ( as well as pre and post pregnancy) during my Healthy Vegan Pregnancy. .
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My routine was daily 🏃🏼‍♀️walking, swimming🏊🏼‍♀️ in the dam and 🧘‍♀️yoga. I was building a dwelling more like a small 🏡cabin from anything we could find recycled & living in the 🌿bush and 👣barefoot and was breast feeding Khadi (Khadi was 3 & 9 months old) when Jarieus was born( tandem feeding). I was not out in the world working #livesimply I was simply working from 🙏🏼within growing and preparing my body to birth and then feed my baby lots of breast milk and that requires lots of love, patience rest and self feeding #veganmother #veganbreastfeeding . #empoweredbirth #inherentwisdom #sweethomebirth #informedbirth choices.
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@veganauli with @JarieusWolfBrooke 19th January 1995, Lillifield Community, Lillian Rock near Nimbin.
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Photo Katrina Folkwell
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Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful and difficult things I've ever done. I know some lucky ...
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Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful and difficult things I've ever done. I know some lucky women have it easy, but I struggled.  I saw lactation consultants, focused on milk supportive nutrition, rented a hospital grade pump, and my partner supported me fully. I insisted on feeding ... Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful and difficult things I've ever done. I know some lucky women have it easy, but I struggled. 
I saw lactation consultants, focused on milk supportive nutrition, rented a hospital grade pump, and my partner supported me fully. I insisted on feeding my baby in public any time we were out when he was hungry, despite the infuriating if well-meaning attempts of strangers to shoo me into more private spaces.
But after three weeks of such intense effort that I never slept more than a couple hours at a time, Finlay still hadn't regained his birth weight and I had to supplement with formula. We did everything possible to get up to full production, pumping and breast feeding every couple hours in the middle of the night. I remember having to sit up on the edge of the bed to stay awake while I fed my baby, and I still found myself nodding off. I would cry from exhaustion and pain - my hands felt like they'd been crushed because of the amount of time holding them in awkward positions for fear of breaking an uncommon perfect latch. Some of this was just biology, but some of it could have been avoided if I'd just seen more women #breastfeeding before I had a baby. There's so much about the newness of #parenthood that's so difficult, but finding support in feeding our babies shouldn't be one of them. I know some moms, like me, can't produce 100% of what their babies need. And some don't get to breastfeed at all, and that's okay too. But for those who want to breastfeed their babies, getting support from their family, partner and community is so important. We need more information about sustainable hold positions, what a good #latch feels and looks like, what a nutritional gift it is to our babies to give them #breastmilk. And we must not accept being shooed into corners and bathrooms or under blankets if we don't want to be there. Happy #worldbreastfeedingweek #mamas and #futuremamas and friends. Also #freethenipple already. This picture is of Rupert, one week old.
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The one thing I wish I’d been more prepared for postpartum was the slight mindfuckery of feeding ...
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The one thing I wish I’d been more prepared for postpartum was the slight mindfuckery of feeding my baby. My boobs started leaking like mad in early pregnancy so in my head I was going to be a breastfeeding champ. I couldn’t wait to get my boobs out in a wanky posh restaurant, have someone complain ... The one thing I wish I’d been more prepared for postpartum was the slight mindfuckery of feeding my baby. My boobs started leaking like mad in early pregnancy so in my head I was going to be a breastfeeding champ. I couldn’t wait to get my boobs out in a wanky posh restaurant, have someone complain and spray milk everywhere like Tony Montana but a nipple instead of a gun. Course Astrid had different plans. She didn’t latch in the hospital, she didn’t latch at all until she was six weeks old. No boobs on show for me. In the meantime we saw lactation consultants, tongue tie specialists, cranial osteopaths and volunteers (some absolute dicks) in breastfeeding cafes. I currently pump 3-4 times a day, pour the milk in meticulously and sometimes not so meticulously cleaned bottles and breastfeed when I can be bothered. Astrid’s latch still isn’t perfect and she’ll only take my left boob because she just likes to keep me on my toes. But on the plus side, getting up at 2 AM to pump like in this pic has become a secret highlight of my day. I pop on The Daily podcast and pretend to be smart for half an hour. I guess the point of this post is to share what it’s been like for me because so far it’s nothing like I expected. The only way to survive is to go with it. Talk to other mums because everyone has some kind of feeding dilemma, trust me and lastly don’t do anything that causes you stress, whether it’s breastfeeding, pumping or bottle feeding. Formula feeding isn’t “giving up” it’s swapping one type of nutrition out for another one. Once i’ve had enough of the pump life I’ll finally open my canister of formula and do a little dance for the powdery gods. Also my sister told me that the sound of the pump is in her top 3 worst sounds of all time so she’ll be happy when I retire. #exclusivelypumping #fedisbest #breastfeeding #motherhoodunplugged
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It's world breastfeeding week. I fed Cooper until he was 11 months, 1 month shy of my goal of 12 months. ...
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It's world breastfeeding week. I fed Cooper until he was 11 months, 1 month shy of my goal of 12 months. We had to stop due to my health. I found it very hard to keep weight on despite eating well above what was needed. It was so emotional to stop and making the decision was one of the hardest ones ... It's world breastfeeding week.
I fed Cooper until he was 11 months, 1 month shy of my goal of 12 months. We had to stop due to my health. I found it very hard to keep weight on despite eating well above what was needed.
It was so emotional to stop and making the decision was one of the hardest ones and one I cried so many tears over.

Our journey started off rocky with Cooper going to special care so not getting to bond straight away and then we had all sorts of latching issues.
We worked daily with a lactation nurse even staying a day longer in the hospital as I was determined to breast feed. I'm so glad I did. It's not an easy thing and I can see why people decide they can't after a few days but those about to start their breast feeding journey I urge you to keep going and push through because I could have missed out on nearly 12 months of precious nursing and bonding had I have given up.
My boobs however are destroyed, I once had natural DD boobs, but I would do it all again for this little man! I loved our bonding time. And swipe right for the gorgeous milk drunk face you get to lap up afterwards 😍
Of course I would like to note I understand some women choose no to breast feed and that is perfectly fine. As long as baby is fed you’re doing an amazing job as a Mum! 💚💙
#normalisebreastfeeding #worldbreastfeedingweek #babyspam #breastfeeding #nursing #mumlife #mummylove #mummyandson #newborn #liquidgold #breastmilk #milkdrunk #babyboy #imissthis #breastfedbaby #mumblog #mumblogger #breastfeedingsupport #breastfeedingjourney
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• T H E B U B B L E • Hello from the newborn bubble. We are all crazy in love with our Daphne Belle; the big ...
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• T H E B U B B L E • Hello from the newborn bubble. We are all crazy in love with our Daphne Belle; the big sisters are surprisingly helpful when it comes to feeding, nappy changes, and doting on the tiny addition to our family...yet still tearing each others’ hair out by the fistful at every opportunity ... • T H E B U B B L E •
Hello from the newborn bubble. We are all crazy in love with our Daphne Belle; the big sisters are surprisingly helpful when it comes to feeding, nappy changes, and doting on the tiny addition to our family...yet still tearing each others’ hair out by the fistful at every opportunity 🤷🏻‍♀️ Daphne is a dream baby, and we were so lucky to have my mum with us for the first nine days after we came home from hospital. Today is the first fill day I've been home solo with the three of them, and so far we have all survived relatively unscathed - but it's only 3pm and we are yet to enter #bitchinghour so the wine is in the fridge as a precautionary measure. 🙊




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Today was MRE day. At Kirsten's last GI appointment, what needs to be done next was discussed. It ...
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Today was MRE day. At Kirsten's last GI appointment, what needs to be done next was discussed. It was found that it has been awhile since she has had any testing or imaging done. She asked Kirsten if she had a preference between a scope or imaging. She said no but probably do MRE. Scopes are a pain ... Today was MRE day.
At Kirsten's last GI appointment, what needs to be done next was discussed. It was found that it has been awhile since she has had any testing or imaging done. She asked Kirsten if she had a preference between a scope or imaging. She said no but probably do MRE. Scopes are a pain to prep for and don't always show anything of value because her issues lie beyond the reach of the scope.
Today she remembered why MREs aren't on the top of her list either. Why? Besides not being allowed to eat for hours prior, the reason is Volumen. The Devils's beverage. Tastes like thick fake blueberries. They aren't fooling anybody with the flavoring. The only good news this time was she could put it in the G part of her feeding tube and bypass having to drink that mess. She shoved one and a half bottles in there, flushed her tube and called it good. I think that was the easiest time she has ever had with the contrast. She did have to get up once and dance around to get it moving but that was it.
Typically, the J part of the tube, which goes into her small intestine, is used for feeding and she has it hooked up to a pump. A lot of control with how liquid goes into the tube. Today, she had to push it in with a syringe to the part that goes to her stomach and removed the syringe to refill. Well, that didn't go smoothly because the contrast would come back out of the tube. After one or two surprises and an extra hospital gown on the floor to catch the mess, she got it figured out.
I go with her for moral support and to keep her company. I have wondered if I bug her by showing up or make her feel like a baby because her mommy is there too. Those are things I definitely don't want to do. When she got back to her dorm, I got a message from her that said 'thank you'. I guess having mom tag along is still okay. 👍
#crohnsdisease #crohnswarriorgoestocollege #feedingtube #feedingtubeprobs #mre #volumen #lifewithacrohnie #diaryofacrohniemom #diaryofaspooniemom
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If you don't care to read a birth story, just scroll on past <span class="emoji emoji1f609"></span>. April 2, 2017 was a Sunday and Beau and ...
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If you don't care to read a birth story, just scroll on past . April 2, 2017 was a Sunday and Beau and I took the kids on an evening walk to the Laie Temple. I was 39 weeks pregnant and Beau and I kept discussing who we'd call when I went into labor. We had several friends who had lovingly volunteered ... If you don't care to read a birth story, just scroll on past 😉. April 2, 2017 was a Sunday and Beau and I took the kids on an evening walk to the Laie Temple. I was 39 weeks pregnant and Beau and I kept discussing who we'd call when I went into labor. We had several friends who had lovingly volunteered to be "on call" for us. They all had little kids of their own though. It had been forever since we'd had our favorite babysitter over, or even seen her. But that evening we ran into her by the temple and asked if she's consider being on call for us in the event we had to go to the hospital (which was about 50 mins away) during the night. @hdkrey has one of the sweetest souls ever so she not only said yes but she apparently went home and prayed that if we needed her during the night she would be awake and alert. So of course the contractions started that evening. Neither of my labors with my boys had started with contractions. I had always had my water spontaneously break, just like in the movies.  Since this was so different from my my last labors, I wasn't entirely convinced this was the real thing.  At about 1:30am I told Beau we should probably go to the hospital. We called our awesome babysitter and when Beau got off the phone with her, he told me how oddly awake she sounded considering the time. She later told us she had woken up out of nowhere about 5 or 10 mins before we called. The whole experience was a huge sweet blessing to us.  We left for the hospital at 2am and about halfway I realized I had forgotten my wallet with ID (I absolutely did this last time I had a baby too 😂). I called the birth center and thankfully they said it wasn't a problem though, I didn't have to have it.  By the time we got there, i was dilated to a 7 and my water was leaking. I was the only labor patient at the birth center that night, so I got extra attention (and massages!) from all the wonderful nurses at Castle Medical Center. I spent most of my time in a Jacuzzi tub while Beau sat nearby feeding me bits of a Clif bar and sips of water between contractions. After awhile the doctor had me get out,  checked me, and broke my water fully. [Continued 👇]
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Update** This boy has had a rough couple of months. We've had 5 total hospital visits. 3 weeks total ...
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Update** This boy has had a rough couple of months. We've had 5 total hospital visits. 3 weeks total stay at Primary Children's. We have had the most AMAZING doctors. I could genuinely tell I was in the presence of people who were being guided by God. Who had found their calling. Angels on earth. ... Update** This boy has had a rough couple of months. We've had 5 total hospital visits. 3 weeks total stay at Primary Children's. We have had the most AMAZING doctors. I could genuinely tell I was in the presence of people who were being guided by God. Who had found their calling. Angels on earth. We were able to come home after our first visit because he was eating in the hospital, only to turn around and head back 2 days later because he wasn't eating. They discovered that second visit a MASSIVE pseudocyst on his pancreas. They drained it the first time and got 600cc of coke looking fluid. Drained it again and got 200cc's more. We're home now, where he's doing great. He's still got the drain and feeding tube, but he's gained back 2 of the 4 pounds he lost. My baby boy has the brightest most radiant little soul. He brightened the day of all our nurses. Even when hee was yelling at them "all done" as soon as they walked through our door. He's certainly had enough of doctors offices, hospitals, and being poked for quite a while. We're grateful to still be seeing his beautiful smiling face each day. Thank you all for your prayers! We love you all so much. #primarychildrenshospital #savedmyboyslife #forevergrateful #aidenrobertlarson
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Little secret... I never used to see any reason why on earth people posted pics like these. I’m happy ...
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Little secret... I never used to see any reason why on earth people posted pics like these. I’m happy to say that now I do️ Motherhood is a journey a beautiful journey no matter which way you go through it whether it’s with your baby eating from a bottle or eating from a boob. I mean a boob was ... Little secret... I never used to see any reason why on earth people posted pics like these. I’m happy to say that now I do❤️
Motherhood is a journey a beautiful journey no matter which way you go through it whether it’s with your baby eating from a bottle or eating from a boob.
I mean a boob was made for just this feeding a baby.. I think a little piece of me has just now through this journey really, truly learned that😂😂
For me it’s been a challenge.
It didn’t just flow and come easy. Breastfeeding equaled pain for me and I knew it may coming into it trying it out for the fourth time around.
This guy has helped me pain through Mastitis twice, clogged ducts, and months of just pain but we made it 6 months we never actually said a goal out loud and I’m still not saying a goal to go to because LIFE I try to just live mine by the day and I couldn’t be more happy or more proud of myself in this moment or of my sweet #EBF Baby BOY.
I remember being a young unguided #teenmom that came into Motherhood without guidance without someone holding my hand other than my sweet husband 3X before and every one of those three times during each hospital stay I had nurses that would say oh Don’t worry we can give your baby formula so you can sleep for now and you can keep working on breastfeeding when you get home. I thought that was the norm.. I went home sometimes even with a breast pump and just never could “get it” and the easiest way I thought in the end was always turning to formula. I was too embarrassed to ask questions or get the help I needed. If technology had of been back then what it is now who knows what would have happened there’s so much to learn and ways to find support now via social media and other tools it’s truly incredible when you use the tools we have the right ways. I’m so happy this was the right way for us so far I feel so blessed to have been able to experience exclusively growing my baby inside me for 9 months and then continuing that journey these last 6 months as well!🤱💜 Remember ladies if you ever need to ask or you feel alone or unsupported reach out there are so many others willing to help guide you along the way in whatever direction!
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I remember November 8th 2009 like it was yesterday. I remember all that we did before mom said it was ...
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I remember November 8th 2009 like it was yesterday. I remember all that we did before mom said it was time to go to the hospital. I remember the moments leading to me finally having a baby sister. She is definitely not a baby anymore. My baby sister is now 7 years old. oldUeah she drives me totally ... I remember November 8th 2009 like it was yesterday. I remember all that we did before mom said it was time to go to the hospital. I remember the moments leading to me finally having a baby sister. She is definitely not a baby anymore. My baby sister is now 7 years old. oldUeah she drives me totally crazy!!!! But I wouldn't trade her for the world. She taught me how to be a parent. Waking up at 4am. Going back to sleep after feeding and changing her. She will always be my first baby! I love her so much! I don't even remember what life was like without her. Happy birthday baby sister. I love you! ❤❤❤
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My Name is Diana im 25 years old. My baby Marley May is 4months old. On October 2nd I was scheduled for ...
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My Name is Diana im 25 years old. My baby Marley May is 4months old. On October 2nd I was scheduled for my 3rd Csection after 7 years. I was told that after the Csection my baby will not leave my sight that every check up on her will be right up front of me which was something new but I loved the idea. ... My Name is Diana im 25 years old. My baby Marley May is 4months old. On October 2nd I was scheduled for my 3rd Csection after 7 years. I was told that after the Csection my baby will not leave my sight that every check up on her will be right up front of me which was something new but I loved the idea. Memorial Hospital talked to me about this new plan they had for every new born baby to not bottle feed and right away Breastfeed, I was ok with that I was more than happy cause that was my plan from day 1 since having my other kids at a young age didnt allow me to enjoy Breastfeeding this would be my first. 20 min after my csection & my stiching I was transfer to a room, right away the nurse latch my daughter onto my breast and my baby naturally without any struggle she began to feed. Has been 4 months now I have try to feed her my breast milk from a bottle and she has rejected all bottles all formula and all pacifier. But im very proud to say my baby is getting all the great vitamins my breast milk has to offer. Very thankful to be self employed to be able to bond with her thru every feeding. @sissydee89
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Happiest 14th birthday to our baby<span class="emoji emoji1f389"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f38a"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f381"></span>.... Yes no matter how old u get you're still the baby. The moment ...
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Happiest 14th birthday to our baby.... Yes no matter how old u get you're still the baby. The moment we all first saw you at the hospital we were gonna be spoiled ha kidding. I remember feeding you your baby food then eating it too just to check to see if it was yum... Found out it wasn't so I gave ... Happiest 14th birthday to our baby🎉🎊🎁.... Yes no matter how old u get you're still the baby. The moment we all first saw you at the hospital we were gonna be spoiled ha kidding. I remember feeding you your baby food then eating it too just to check to see if it was yum... Found out it wasn't 😷so I gave you chocolate instead. You ended up being our chocolate baby. Even though you were the baby you were always our special baby who bought a peace in our home. Lucky last baby yay. We love u aiyana. Have fun doing school. 😝 #birthdaybaby #
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Sorry ain’t been very active over last 3/4 days it’s been a hard weekend(this pic is us fresh and before ...
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Sorry ain’t been very active over last 3/4 days it’s been a hard weekend(this pic is us fresh and before this we defo don’t look like this atm )... seen some stupid stuff going around about why Chester was in hospital some even blaming Emma... can’t be arsed biting back at them people... chester ... Sorry ain’t been very active over last 3/4 days it’s been a hard weekend(this pic is us fresh and before this we defo don’t look like this atm 🙈)... seen some stupid stuff going around about why Chester was in hospital some even blaming Emma... can’t be arsed biting back at them people... chester had his rotavirus vaccine when he had his jabs but somehow caught something similar... he went to hospital and Emma stayed with him... however she ended up catching the virus and being violently sick and could hardly stand I picked her up took her home and took over with Chester’s grandad... me and him then both got it but couldn’t leave Chester so we were in hospital all day throwing up I couldn’t drive home Emma had to drive back get us... got him and all of us being sick and trying to look after him as no one could help as they would get it I came from bathroom to see Emma feeding Chester just after being sick and with hardly any strength so please piss off with your comments she is a fucking trooper and no illness would stop her looking after Chester... we just started recovering today Chester however will take a bit longer being a baby... mums are amazing and she is a 🌟 so please maybe just try be nice... I hope no one else has to experience that virus fucking brutal !! Family ❤️ @emma_jane1392
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Pregnancy/hospital update: 35wks 1 day- 13 days to fully developed. Still in hospital as a precaution- ...
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Pregnancy/hospital update: 35wks 1 day- 13 days to fully developed. Still in hospital as a precaution- I’m allowed to go but not to stay more than 5 minutes away in case of more trouble and emergency c section. I have a low lying anterior (front) placenta in this pregnancy. The hope is that as ... Pregnancy/hospital update: 35wks 1 day- 13 days to fully developed. Still in hospital as a precaution- I’m allowed to go but not to stay more than 5 minutes away in case of more trouble and emergency c section. I have a low lying anterior (front) placenta in this pregnancy. The hope is that as the tummy grows the placenta pulls up and out of the babies way to exit normally- the concern is with this situation and now the placenta injury that the baby’s head is pinching the placenta and holding it down. If 1. I don’t lose any blood again and 2. The placenta moves up a bit (talking centimetres) then things can progress as normal- but if either 1. Happens or 2. Doesn’t happen we are destined for a c section. 1 emergency 2 booked probably after 37 week development milestone.
All obs are good. For me and bubba. Lots of movement and strong he is weighing 2.4kg now compared to franks 2.7 at 42 weeks birth weight.
Looking forward to moving to Freds families Airbnb tomorrow and being back with my little family who will be here soon for a visit. 🌈 ps. we have been astonished at the love and support from family and friends over the last few days. Events like this are so disruptive and inconvenient for everyone and I am incredibly grateful for every little gesture, text, favour, visit etc. it makes an enormous difference to our day when even something as simple as feeding our fish is taken care of let alone people planting out rows of seedlings at the @breamcreekmarketgarden. Being alone in an unsure situation in a hospital most of the day is bad enough but worrying about all the things is stress we can’t take- so thank you again for everything we really appreciate the love. 🙏🏽🌿 I am sure it means the difference and at this point everyday of development inside counts for days in Special care we want to avoid!! #lowlyingplacenta
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I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. On the evening of the day I took that last pic, life got busy in ...
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I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. On the evening of the day I took that last pic, life got busy in the most beautiful way, and the next day @g457 and I became parents to the most beautiful boy. Asher Tiberius Glijansky was born on March 2 at 11:00 am on the dot. 🏼 A few days after we brought him ... I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. On the evening of the day I took that last pic, life got busy in the most beautiful way, and the next day @g457 and I became parents to the most beautiful boy. Asher Tiberius Glijansky was born on March 2 at 11:00 am on the dot.
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A few days after we brought him home, he came down with RSV, a respiratory virus. He very likely caught it at his first pediatrician visit. We’ve been in the hospital for over a week now, with no sign of being discharged. There’s not much to be done other than keeping our baby on oxygen and suctioning him prior to feeding. We’ve just got to wait it out, while keeping him safe.
The entire floor where we’re staying is filled with children and babies who have RSV. It’s so rampant that the hospital is currently using rooms in other parts of the hospital in order to accommodate the RSV patients.
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While I know our boy is going to be alright, it’s so hard to watch him struggle to breathe and not to be able to make it better for him. This is not how we imagined beginning our lives with our son. Every day I tell him how great life is going to be when he is well. I hope he believes me. And I hope Avi and I get the chance to prove it to him soon. But for now, we’re together, and I think he can feel how loved he is. And I hope that love keeps him strong. #AsherTAndMe
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This is the last picture I took before our beautiful baby Hannah arrived on 8/7/18 at 9:17am. <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f425"></span> ...
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This is the last picture I took before our beautiful baby Hannah arrived on 8/7/18 at 9:17am. She is the most precious thing I've ever known + we're learning this new life together - the three of us. I was 39 weeks pregnant and reeeeeally ready to meet my girl so I made my famous spicy spaghetti ... This is the last picture I took before our beautiful baby Hannah arrived on 8/7/18 at 9:17am. ❤️🐥 She is the most precious thing I've ever known + we're learning this new life together - the three of us. 👨‍👩‍👧 I was 39 weeks pregnant and reeeeeally ready to meet my girl so I made my famous spicy spaghetti and within 5 mins of finishing this bowl I was in full blown contractions and on the way to the hospital. Labor was the most amazing thing I've ever experienced and I'm so proud of my body for what it's done. Now, let's figure out this whole feeding, not sleeping, crying when she cries, new mom thing 💪
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This week, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) welcomed two medical staff from Phongsaly ...
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This week, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) welcomed two medical staff from Phongsaly Hospital, in the northern tip of #Laos, to train on emergency care and management of neonates. Two of our nurses conducted training on swaddling, handling and feeding neonates, as well as other ... This week, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) welcomed two medical staff from Phongsaly Hospital, in the northern tip of #Laos, to train on emergency care and management of neonates.
Two of our nurses conducted training on swaddling, handling and feeding neonates, as well as other emergency care for newborns. This is part of LFHC's efforts to build relations with different district health centers and hospitals, in order to improve staff knowledge and skills for the care of babies beyond the hospital's walls!
Here you can see our nurse Khamman (in white) teaching the two trainees how to properly wrap a baby to keep them warm.

#neonatal #childrenshospital #globalhealth #neonatalnurse #ForEveryChild #compassionatecare
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Dear first time mother, The life you’ve dreamed about for the past nine months finally here. You’re ...
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Dear first time mother, The life you’ve dreamed about for the past nine months finally here. You’re holding your sweet baby in your arms and your heart is overflowing. It’s more than you could’ve ever imagined, you’re on cloud nine! Then you leave the hospital... reality hits you like a ton ... Dear first time mother,
The life you’ve dreamed about for the past nine months finally here. You’re holding your sweet baby in your arms and your heart is overflowing. It’s more than you could’ve ever imagined, you’re on cloud nine! Then you leave the hospital... reality hits you like a ton of bricks. It’s you and your husband now taking care of this tiny human. Overwhelming is definitely an understatement! You start to realize all the expectations you placed on yourself, your marriage, and your baby, were just not fair. You never thought that breast-feeding might be hard for you and that you might have to supplement with formula and it would be OK. You never thought your baby wouldn’t be happy and wouldn’t sleep unless he was skin to skin with you, so you co-slept (which is something you said you would never do) in order to get maybe one hour of sleep. You didn’t think you ever would see that side of your spouse and that they would see that side of you that you never knew existed. But here you are in the deep of motherhood, tired, worn-out, joyful, and holding this sweet baby in your arms. Here I am two months later, I can’t believe my eyes as I look at my sweet son. How much he has changed and grown and wishing that I hadn’t placed expectations on him or my journey of motherhood. Because we are all humans we aren’t perfect and not everybody’s journey looks the same. Motherhood looks unique for every single mom! Isn’t it wonderful to think that you and only you were created to be your sweet baby’s mama nobody else can love them more than you. You gave them life for 40 weeks, you, nobody else! So I hope you see what an incredible job you’re doing. Get rid of any and all expectations you or society has placed on you because motherhood is beautiful in that one mama journey is never the same. A fed baby is a happy baby. A sleeping baby is a happy baby and happy mama!
So mama how are you overcoming expectations? Encourage another mama in the comments! @deckandoar and I will be choosing one of you sweet mamas to win a MOTHER tee shirt!! #dearmothermovement
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Feb 3; Surgery... Gavin’s first surgery the Norwood was absolutely gut wrenching, I cried and broke ...
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Feb 3; Surgery... Gavin’s first surgery the Norwood was absolutely gut wrenching, I cried and broke down when they wheeled Gavin away my whole world came crashing down I fell to the floor and physically couldn’t get up, I bawled and bawled and bawled, I was nauseous, scared, my heart felt like ... Feb 3; Surgery... Gavin’s first surgery the Norwood was absolutely gut wrenching, I cried and broke down when they wheeled Gavin away my whole world came crashing down I fell to the floor and physically couldn’t get up, I bawled and bawled and bawled, I was nauseous, scared, my heart felt like it was in my ass, I could hardly breathe. It’s a feeling I don’t wish upon my worst enemy, I prayed to God that he would watch over my baby in that operation room. When the surgeon came out to let us know that everything had gone smoothly and perfect I felt like 50 thousand pounds was lifted off my chest, I could breathe the 4.5 hours Gavin was in there was the absolute worst of my life. When I saw him hooked up to all those machines nothing could have prepared me for what I saw, I cried and cried it was hard watching my brand new 7 day old baby like that. Gavin’s sternum and skin was close in the OR because he was responding so well to the surgery, he was a freaking super star only 5 days in pcicu, flown home to work on feeding. Gavin’s second stage surgery the Glenn didn’t go as smoothly as it usually does, Gavin went in for surgery and came out 3 hours later, we went in saw him it was still hard but we knew what to expect this time except his saturation’s, blood pressure all his vitals were tanking, he was bright purple and he ended up going back to the OR a second time and what happened was Gavin’s breathing tube was pushed down to far in his chest which collapsed his lung and didn’t inflate when they pulled it back so he needed medical intervention to re inflate. After that he ended up with chylothorax with ended with coming home 10 days after surgery, then being re admitted 5 days later with very intense chylothorax which landed him an additional 38 days in hospital. #hypoplasticleftheartsyndrome #singleventricle #hospital #surgery #heart #2 #chdawarenessphotochallenge #chd #chdwarrior #zipperclubmember #tubiebaby
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Bree and Jodi Symonds Libertad, Sahalie (9), and Solomon (6) Photographed in Portland, OR Bree ...
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Bree and Jodi Symonds Libertad, Sahalie (9), and Solomon (6) Photographed in Portland, OR Bree shares - "I miscarried a baby between my two living children. I dwell on my perceived imperfections which were enhanced by my pregnancies and births. Because of my children, I aim to embrace ... Bree and Jodi Symonds Libertad, Sahalie (9), and Solomon (6)

Photographed in Portland, OR

Bree shares - "I miscarried a baby between my two living children.
I dwell on my perceived imperfections which were enhanced by my pregnancies and births. Because of my children, I aim to embrace my body by treating it well and not hiding it.

I prepared for a natural birth working with midwives at a hospital for my first birth. After 40 hours of labor including hours of pushing it was determined she was stuck with a hand by her head and a caesarean was necessary. My anesthesia was ineffective on one side of my body and I had to be put completely out for her delivery. I believe I experienced postpartum depression as a result of the trauma from this birthing experience.
When I got pregnant again and miscarried between 3 and 4 months, I naturally miscarried at home- I was by myself initially then missed days of work as the process continued. We buried the baby's remains under a tree in our yard.
I traveled to Portland in hopes of having a VBAC with my son. My water broke as it never did on its own in my first birth and I had to be driven to Portland by ambulance where the midwife team signed off on working with me due to my high risk delivery. After induction efforts failed, another caesarean surgery was arranged and I was able to stay conscious for my son's delivery. We moved into the Ronald McDonald house across from the hospital and he spent 12 days in the NICU addressing jaundice, breathing, and feeding issues.
I still mourn my unsuccessful attempts at vaginal delivery and am considering getting pregnant again with my current (same-sex) partner.
I've been inspired by the stories I have seen from this project and want to contribute to this legacy for other families and my own."
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3 weeks ago I went into the hospital hoping for a natural birth. I had a birth plan that actually didn’t ...
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3 weeks ago I went into the hospital hoping for a natural birth. I had a birth plan that actually didn’t go as planned at all ... only 1 thing that I planned for happened 🤦🏽‍♀️ and thank sweet baby Jesus it did because it was the only thing that gave me any relief from my horrendous back labor contractions ... 3 weeks ago I went into the hospital hoping for a natural birth. I had a birth plan that actually didn’t go as planned at all 😆... only 1 thing that I planned for happened 🤦🏽‍♀️ and thank sweet baby Jesus it did because it was the only thing that gave me any relief from my horrendous back labor contractions before I could get an epidural and some pain meds. I ended up having to have a c-section after laboring for 28 hours including 4 hours of pushing 😳. Word of advice for you mamas to be out there... prepare for the unknown by knowing that things happen, but know that you are stronger than you think you are, you were made for this & before you know it you’ll be holding your little miracle in your arms and all that pain you went through will be so worth it!!

STATS:
5’5”
Went into Hospital weighing 152lbs
Currently sitting at 133lbs

What I’ve been doing:
Resting, walking, hydrating, breast feeding, eating a ton, baby curls 😆

#MomGains #MomLife #NewbornBoy #BoyMom #BirthFit #fitpregnancy #3WeeksPostOp #cSectionBaby #HealthyEating #BodhiLogan
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I don’t really remember who I was before this photo. This day last year was the calm before the storm. ...
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I don’t really remember who I was before this photo. This day last year was the calm before the storm. Marc and I spent the day by keeping active and running around getting some final supplies before the ‘big day’. We literally only packed our hospital bag the day of the induction. The big I ... I don’t really remember who I was before this photo.
This day last year was the calm before the storm. Marc and I spent the day by keeping active and running around getting some final supplies before the ‘big day’. We literally only packed our hospital bag the day of the induction.
The big I word.
I’d heard it before, but never really thought much of it as it seemed to be something that was done at full term. For me, I was 38 weeks and struggling with high blood pressure so the sooner I went in, the better.
I remember crying my heart out on Marc’s shoulder at 8:30pm when we were about to leave to the hospital. Even though my obstetrician and midwife had been clear about how it was all going to proceed, I was terrified. Terrified of the ‘pain’, the overall procedure, but most of all the changes that were about to occur. I was afraid that I had to sleep the night alone in the hospital without Marc by my side. I was afraid that I wasn’t going to connect with this little being inside of me. I was afraid of the unknown ahead of us.
With the unknown, there’s got to be a silver lining. We brought in a healthy 4.4kg baby boy the next day and have never looked back.
Would I change anything? Yes, I’d be lying if I said there was nothing. I would have taken more than 6 weeks away from work. I wouldn’t have been so hard on myself about being uncomfortable with breast feeding. I probably would have joined a mums group so I didn’t feel so alone. I would have been kind to myself.
What a year we’ve had.
#pregnancy #brisbane #mumlife #blogger #fitnessmotivation
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We had several doctors tell us to give up on Tristan and to simply leave him up at the hospital so that ...
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We had several doctors tell us to give up on Tristan and to simply leave him up at the hospital so that "nature could take its course," however anybody who knows me knows that I am stubborn as hell and that I would never just give up especially not when it came to my at the time 3lb 14oz newborn baby ... We had several doctors tell us to give up on Tristan and to simply leave him up at the hospital so that "nature could take its course," however anybody who knows me knows that I am stubborn as hell and that I would never just give up especially not when it came to my at the time 3lb 14oz newborn baby boy! We fought a tremendous amount to transfer him to a better hospital after we had a very stern talk with the doctors about how he wasn't just a car that we were interested in buying and that he was our son which meant that he was coming home with us, whether I had to pry him out of there or not. Sadly, we were given even worse news at the other hospital, the meningitis that Tristan had caught while being in the other hospital due to him being born prematurely at 30 weeks had eaten away at his entire brain leaving nothing but his brain stem functioning, this means that Tristan has several different severe diseases and conditions, he isn't able to eat or swallow on his own so he is fed by a feeding tube, he isn't able to use his arms or legs and he can't hold up his neck or his head on his own, he is non verbal, blind, and we have to do everything for him whether it be a diaper change (he doesn't have control over his own bowels, but he rocks his diapers proudly!) he has seizures as well, with that being said I taught myself how to cut and style his hair because I know that it would be difficult for somebody to do so without accidentally cutting him, he also has spastic movements which cause his head to move involuntarily, I have sliced my fingers open numerous times while doing his hair, however that will never stop me from making sure that my son looks his very best! He has clubbed feet (he doesn't use his feet so they began to curve) but we still get him customized shoes and he has an awesome customized wheel chair as well! We didn't just give up whenever doctors told us to, we actually started studying the brain and treatments, we traveled to six different states staying in hotels and hospitals for three months at a time getting him cutting edge treatments such as stem cells and HBOT and he keeps on defying the odds that doctors once placed on him!💇🏻‍♂️💚
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For some reason #blackbreastfeedingweek hit me hard this year. Not because I didn’t breastfeed ...
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For some reason #blackbreastfeedingweek hit me hard this year. Not because I didn’t breastfeed (I did for all 3), but because I have no physical pictures to remember those years. So this is for all the Mamas (like myself) who had babies before the social media boom. Who breastfed for years ... For some reason #blackbreastfeedingweek hit me hard this year. Not because I didn’t breastfeed (I did for all 3), but because I have no physical pictures to remember those years. So this is for all the Mamas (like myself) who had babies before the social media boom. Who breastfed for years when it wasn’t “cool” to capture those memories. When you couldn’t pay someone to take a picture of you breastfeeding. But nonetheless, you breastfed your baby (in my case, three babies). You experienced the raw nipples, the cracked skin, the burning, the bleeding. You cried in the shower while massaging your breasts to soothe your milk ducts. To all the Moms who feel those butterflies when you see the beautiful pictures of other Moms breastfeeding their babies but you have no pictures for memories to look back on or share. Your experiences do not go unnoticed during this very special week. You will have those memories for eternity and while it may suck (no pun intended) that you have nothing to “show”, we still celebrate! We did it🙌🏾 Despite the nurses who tried to push formula on us in the hospital because “it’s easier” and that was the norm, despite family members asking us to “cover up” while we were feeding, despite public breastfeeding being frowned upon during those times. We still did it. Happy #blackbreastfeedingweek to you too❤️
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My baby beat the odds! After being admitted to the ICU seven days ago in septic shock, with what his ...
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My baby beat the odds! After being admitted to the ICU seven days ago in septic shock, with what his doctors said was the worst case of Pyothorax they’ve ever seen; and spending a week with chest tubes, feeding tubes, catheters, and ports, Mickey was finally discharged today and got to come ... My baby beat the odds! After being admitted to the ICU seven days ago in septic shock, with what his doctors said was the worst case of Pyothorax they’ve ever seen; and spending a week with chest tubes, feeding tubes, catheters, and ports, Mickey was finally discharged today and got to come home! He still has 4-6 weeks of at-home treatments, medicine, and regular vet check-ups, but he’s alive and well! Thank you all for your phone calls, text messages, and your encouraging and thoughtful comments on Facebook and Instagram! Today is National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, and I’m so glad that we had a baseline X-ray and blood work for Mickey so that his veterinarian was able to compare them and catch this quickly! I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone at Midtown vets and Blue Pearl Animal Hospital for saving his precious little life #pyothorax #takeyourcattothevetday #catmom #cat #catsofinstagram #meow #instacat #clickmagazine #katze #chat #neko #gato #instagram #love #happy #kitty #bestmeow #catoftheday #kedi #แมว #猫 #ねこ #ネコ #貓 #고양이 #кот #котэ #котик # #cat2vetday #priscillaspopupcatcafe
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{ last week was #worldsbreastfeedingweek and naturally I’m late posting this 🤷🏼‍♀️ sometimes ...
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{ last week was #worldsbreastfeedingweek and naturally I’m late posting this 🤷🏼‍♀️ sometimes we capture these beautiful moments in breastfeeding, which are incredibly beautiful, however, there are hard days too. days of supply issues, pumping issues, latch issues, sleepless nights ... { last week was #worldsbreastfeedingweek and naturally I’m late posting this 🤷🏼‍♀️ sometimes we capture these beautiful moments in breastfeeding, which are incredibly beautiful, however, there are hard days too. days of supply issues, pumping issues, latch issues, sleepless nights issues, you-name-it issues.
no one ever told me, not even my mama how difficult it would be to breastfeed. I read books on preparing for birth with my first born son but when it came to breastfeeding I was pretty much clueless and desperately needed more support. sadly I was to embarrassed to reach out and talk about it. 😩
my breast-feeding journey with Jonah was one of the most painful challenges I’ve faced. for months I would cringe every time he latched on my cracked wounded nipples which desperately craved relief. I’d hook up to my pump again and again pumping milk and blood relieving my engorged breasts caused mastitis with high fevers. at one point even the hospital’s lactation consultant which was quite experienced said I might never be able to breastfeed because of how inverted they were. but I didn’t give up, and nursed with a shield the only way I was able to.
my second son Josiah had a breathing problem. he couldn’t breath through the nose, making me sweat of frustration with a level of anxiety I cannot explain, every single time. my back ached terribly, and my baby would only side nurse causing me to stretch in ways that felt unbearable to my body.
It was hard. so many things about it are hard. It can make you feel like this job of making milk is exhausting and demanding because it is. take a moment to remind yourself this is hard work. it is a labor of love and a great demand on your time!!! but let’s look at the big picture. look at what YOU are doing, mama. it’s absolutely lovely #yougotthis 💪🏻 on the hard days the not so hard days and all those in between. i mean look at the life you are sustaining. hold strong through the hard days mamas. see the light. hope this helps those mamas who like me, can feel a little less lonely during those late-night feeds and bring us all together. 🤱 } posting more on #normalizingbreastfeed throughout this month. 🙌🏻
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