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All in Postpartum
Maternity leave is supposed to be a protection for mothers and children, but infant and parent biology are not the core considerations for the length of time allowed. Although there is mounting evidence that mothers and infants greatly benefit from more time together, our country hasn’t adjusted our stance or leave time since the implementation of FMLA in the 1990’s.
6-18% of women who have a c-section will have chronic pain from scar tissue. Scar tissue is composed of the same protein as the tissue it replaces, however, the fiber direction and pattern of the collagen is different.
Most candles are made with paraffin wax, which is a refined petroleum product. Paraffin wax releases 11 toxic chemicals and carcinogens when burned. 100% beeswax candles are non-toxic, last a long time, and give off a nice warm glow.
If you are a new parenthood or breastfeeding you might not be familiar with the term 'cluster feeding'. Cluster feeding is when a baby breastfeeds back to back and back to back...and back to back. This could translate as your baby cues to feed as frequently as every 30- 45 minutes for a few hours in a row. It can feel like you are feeding your baby for 4-6 hours, consecutively.
You create your birth plan, select your support team, maybe even prep some meals for the first week postpartum.
However, something we don't help mothers prepare for very well is their postpartum recovery.
The postpartum period is a time of tremendous adjustment. It’s very common to have high highs and low lows during your transition period. It’s common to miss your old life while being entirely in love with this new little human
Natural birth control for exclusively breastfeeding mothers
Guidelines for breast milk storage of term and premature infants.
Is your baby getting enough breast milk? Here are three questions you can ask yourself to see if your baby is getting enough to eat