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Wednesday
Sep122012

How Long Does My Breast Milk Stay Fresh?

Breast milk storage guidelines can be incredibly complicated to decipher. With each pump company and breastfeeding website having its own storage and handling recommendations, how's a mother to know which one to follow? Plus, throw in whether the baby is full-term, pre-term, healthy, or in the NICU, and we have quite a confusing situation. After delving into our lactation consultant guidelines for human milk storage, I think I have the definitive list for you….at least for this year!

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Sunday
Sep092012

The San Diego Breastfeeding Center Opens Their First Office Location

It’s official! The San Diego Breastfeeding Center finally has a real office! Since I started my business 3 years ago, my goal was to have a space where breastfeeding moms could receive affordable breastfeeding help and support. In addition to our in-home consultations, we began hosting a small, free weekly breastfeeding support group. I am so incredibly thankful for Monta Briant at The Baby Garten Studio, who continues to donate the space to us every week. In 2 years, this small group has grown from just a few moms to quite a packed house.

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Tuesday
Sep042012

Battling and Resolving Excess Lipase in Breastmilk

Updated on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:49AM by Registered CommenterRobin

While it is unknown how common it is for a mother to have excess lipase in her breast milk, causing it to smell or taste soapy, I come across it often enough that I thought it would be helpful to share how to deal with it, from a mom's perspective. Christina Williams was gracious enough to write this article, walking us through her journey battling and resolving her issue with excess lipase and her baby who refused to take a bottle, even when she went back to work. Thank you so much, Christina, for sharing your knowledge and determination!

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Monday
Sep032012

How To Lose Weight While Breastfeeding Without Losing Your Milk Supply

Last week, Tracy Anderson made some pretty provocative comments about women using pregnancy as an ‘excuse’ to gain weight, to eat whatever they want, and keep on the weight after having a baby. Tracy, having given birth just 3 months ago, has already lost all of her pregnancy weight, yet remember ladies….. this is not a normal expectation for us regular moms out there. While most of us in the real world cannot spend hours a day, or thousands of dollars, working to lose weight and tone our bodies after our babies are born, her body and exercise program is what she is KNOWN for.

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Monday
Aug272012

Time for Camp Mommy

Please excuse our temporary pause in blogging this week. My kids have one more week left of summer vacation and rather than try to make a feeble attempt at balancing kids and work, I've decided to take the week off and treat my kids to Camp Mommy.

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