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Is It Time To Unlatch The Nursing Bra?

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Is It Time To Unlatch The Nursing Bra?

And I wore that unicorn. I wore it every day except wash days for six months. Maggie came back to the breast then, so I reintroduced kinda-sorta-underwire. I alternated those two bras for the next two years. 

Two. Years. People.

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Dear Doula: I'm Hungry All The Time!

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Dear Doula: I'm Hungry All The Time!

Everything is really going so well. Except, at night, as soon as I sit down to nurse, I am STARVING! I was really careful during my pregnancy to eat well and gained just 21 lbs. I’ve been trying to continue with my healthy eating now that I’m breastfeeding, but I’m really struggling during nursing sessions. I just want to eat everything in sight, especially at night! I have never felt so hungry. Is this normal?

 

Hungry in Highland Heights

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What About Tongue Ties?

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What About Tongue Ties?

Tongue tie refers to an unusually tight or short lingual frenulum which inhibits normal function of the tongue and can be a literal pain for breastfeeding parents, as well as possibly causing short- and long-term developmental issues such as problems with gaining weight appropriately, eating solids foods, impaired speech, and dental concerns.

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 3

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 3

She had milestones. I didn’t record any. Each month passed by and I didn’t snap a styled photo like I had for her older sister. I didn’t write in her baby book, except to apologize for ruining us. I hoped she would forgive me. I didn’t take any videos or pictures. I never wanted to remember this time. Never. But, daily, I was reminded. Reminded that we weren’t normal. Reminded we were broken.

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 2

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My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Part 2

I had a new plan for the weekend. I would stay with my parents. I would power pump. I would cluster pump. I would get my supply up. We would attempt to latch then. I tried to busy myself with sewing while my mother fed my baby. I made her watch a paced bottle feeding video. I watched across the room in agony as she held the bottle in her mouth. I knew it was over then. I knew I would never get to be her mother.

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When You're Ready to Wean

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When You're Ready to Wean

Whether it is after you have met your breastfeeding goals, or when outside circumstances push you toward it, weaning is a topic every nursing parent will encounter.

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Safe Feeding | Severe Weather and Emergencies

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Safe Feeding | Severe Weather and Emergencies

The calendar still says February, but the weather in the Queen City has us feeling like spring!  While we aren’t complaining about the warm temperature, severe weather and power outages may be just around the corner.  Now is the time to prepare to safely feed your little one in case of an outage -  before you are caught in the dark!

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IBCLC | Your Breastfeeding Expert

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IBCLC | Your Breastfeeding Expert

When it comes to breastfeeding, there is no shortage of advice dished out to new parents! Relatives, friends, doctors, and pins saved to your Pinterest baby board- who should you turn to when questions about breastfeeding arise?  Doulas of Cincinnati offers expert lactation support from an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

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