Back to Work and Breastfeeding

We currently live in a culture that pretty much worships the “freezer stash”. While these photos of hundreds of ounces of milk look very impressive, it is often the case that much of these mega milk stashes get either donated or thrown away. Unless you are going to be away from your baby for months at a time, this is just not necessary for a majority of working mothers (queue deep breath).

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A Quick Guide to Postpartum Nutrition

Life after a baby is challenging, and if you thought you were asking a lot of your body in growing a baby, you are actually asking much more of it in the early postpartum days. While you are tending to that sweet child, your body is hard at work shedding all that was made to grow and house new life. It’s healing from the space that was left from that babe’s absence, all while still making and providing all the nutrition they need in the way of breastmilk. This, as you can imagine, is a very demanding scenario: one that begs for support.

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The Best Breakfast Cookies for Your Postpartum Time

I don’t think I’ve ever been more hungry in my life than the three months after I gave birth to my daughter. Going from barely being able to eat half a plate at nine months pregnant, to confidently ordering (and eating) two entrees just two months later, it seemed as though my hunger was about as constant as my newborn’s. Though I had made some freezer meals, we burned through them easily in the first two weeks post-baby. I was desperate for quick and hearty nutrition, specifically stuff that I could handle with one hand, because the other was inevitably managing a suckling or sleeping babe.

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