Postpartum

Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby

Breastfeeding an Adopted Baby

It is totally possible to breastfeed, at least to some extent, even though you have not had a baby.  Most women are able to produce some milk but oftentimes not enough to solely breastfeed, so it is normal to have to supplement at the same time. If you have nursed a baby before it increases your chance of producing enough milk, but if you need to supplement it is still worth it to build up your milk supply and breastfeed.  If you think about breastfeeding from a relational point of view as opposed to only for sustenance then you are more likely to feel that you have succeeded and it may make it more worth the work involved. Breastfeeding, beyond being the best nutritionally, for the baby is key for comfort and bonding of the baby and for you it will cause you to release oxytocin which will increase your patience and attachment to the baby.

6 Amazing Postpartum Supplements

6 Amazing Postpartum Supplements

You have just grown a human and birthed it and now you are producing milk to feed it and recovering from the birth. You may have had a long labor, a tear or hemorrhage that your body needs support in recovering from. You want to provide your body with what it needs to prevent an infection, to balance your hormones, and to have energy. Here are my recommendations from years of seeing women recover well in the postpartum.

Steps to Navigating a Postpartum Meal Train and Eating Nutritious Meals

Steps to Navigating a Postpartum Meal Train and Eating Nutritious Meals

Your exhausted from the intensity of birth, the intensity of hormones, the intensity of meeting your new baby, the intensity! You’re exhausted and the last thing you want to think about is making food, but one of the most important things you can do to thrive in this beautiful season called postpartum is to eat nutritious food. How do you navigate the exhaustion and the need to nourish yourself?

Key to eating in the Postpartum

Key to eating in the Postpartum

Having what I call an “intentional flow of eating” will enable you to eat well in the postpartum. You know you need to eat. For ideas on what to eat see my blog 8 Guidelines for Eating Nutritiously in the Postpartum. But how do you make sure you actually eat in the business and exhaustion of the postpartum. Here is an outline of a flow to make sure you are eating real food and enough.

H-pylori--- Could It Be The Answer To Colic

H-pylori--- Could It Be The Answer To Colic

Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) is a bacteria found in the stomach infecting about 50% of the population. Its consequences are far reaching, including hyperemesis Gravadirum in pregnancy. It is easiest to treated when women are not pregnant or breastfeeding, but if they do have it during pregnancy it may have significant consequences for their newborn babies, including colic.