Breastfeeding Essentials for Moms, by Moms.
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  • Fussy or Food Allergy?

    Variety is the spice of life and that goes for breastfed babies too. Your milk changes as your baby grows, if either of you is sick and takes on the flavors of the foods you eat. The changing flavor of your milk can help your baby accept different tastes later and reduce your chances of having a picky eater later on. So sharing your foods with your baby through your milk is a good thing right? Maybe, but there is more to the story.

    Boob Tube Episode 16 - Stress and Your Supply

    Tobi and I talk about our pumping journeys as working pumping moms with long shifts away from our babies - she works 24 hour shifts and I work 12 hour shifts! Some great info about how stress effects your milk supply (spoiler - it doesn't by itself). This topic is near to our hearts because of the struggles we had and those we hear from our mom fans! For more of the Boob Tube check out The Boob Tube at Fairhaven Health
  • The Real Scoop on Your Baby's Poop

    Babies can be mysterious creatures. They have few needs but the variations on those needs can be endless. So any clues into their wellbeing are helpful. One big source of information is your baby’s diaper – your baby’s poop can help you understand what is happening inside his or her body. First let’s follow the path of normal digestion. Food goes in the mouth and digestion actually begins here! Enzymes in our saliva start to break down the starches in cereal and bread (enzymes are chemicals that break our food down into smaller, more digestible parts).

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