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Five Strategies for a Successful Lying-In

It is probably the challenge that is most common among our Better Beginnings families: How can parents truly rest well in the postpartum time? One historical term–the postpartum “lying-in”–gives us a sense of what the postpartum recovery period should look like. While society might approve of running errands at Target or responding to work emails after birth, our real focus should be on authentic rest so that we can care for ourselves well and care for our babies well. If you are wondering how you can truly rest, recover, and enjoy your baby (or babies) in your postpartum time, here are our top five strategies for a successful lying-in.

5 Tips for Preparing to Pump At Work

The stressful and exciting transition of going back to work comes faster than expected for most parents. While the nights feel long, time seems to have flown by when you are on parental leave. There are lots of feelings warring for attention whenever you go back to work, be it after six weeks or six months. If that’s the case for you, you are in good company.

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