breastfeeding

How to Get Your Baby to Latch

While nursing is the most natural and beneficial form of feeding for both you and your child, it can also be one of the most frustrating things you ever do. Sometimes, new mothers feel defeated or even dread each feeding if she and baby can’t get the hang of nursing right away. Both mother and… Read More

How long should my baby breastfeed?

There is no specific time you should breastfeed your baby or, if you breast feed at all. Breastfeeding is not for everyone and it is a personal decision. How long you breastfeed is entirely up to you. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for 6-12 months and to begin supplementing with other foods at… Read More

Should I keep taking a prenatal vitamin after pregnancy?

You should continue to take prenatal vitamins as long as you are breastfeeding, and at least three months after delivery. Taking prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding is a great way to make sure you are getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need to support healthy lactation as well as to help your body recover.  It… Read More

Do I still need extra protein during breastfeeding?

Women who are nursing need 25 grams of extra protein as well as an additional 400-500 calories per day. Breastfeeding can burn up to 500 calories a day, you only needed about 300 extra when pregnant.  You should definitely incorporate more calories and protein into your diet while you are breastfeeding. The recommended daily amount… Read More

Exercise tips to get your body back

Bringing a new baby into the world is one of life’s greatest joys and blessings. Too bad the same can’t be said about your post pregnancy body. For the past 9 months, your body has undergone some dramatic changes and may have even experienced a bit of trauma during delivery. Now you are settled in… Read More

Postpartum depression

The birth of a new baby can be one of the happiest and most important events in your life. While having a new little one is generally a joyful and rewarding experience, it may also leave you stressed, exhausted, and dejected. It’s quite common for new mothers to experience’ baby blues’ following delivery; this mild… Read More

Tips and Tricks for the working mom

For some new mothers, the thought of returning back to work following maternity leave is heartbreaking. The emotional anxiety of being separated from your little one can be overwhelming. On the other hand, some women could not be more excited to jump back into the workforce but may doubt their ability to re-adapt to life… Read More

Parenting tips for new mothers

Caring for a newborn can be a tall order to fill. To help relieve some of the stress of adjusting to life with your new little one, we’ve compiled a list of the very best tips and advice for first-time moms. Take care of your health: “The health of a family depends on the health… Read More

How many calories do I need when breastfeeding?

Have you every asked yourself how many calories do I need when breastfeeding?  If so, you are not alone.  You need need to get an extra 400-500 calories and 25 grams of protein while breastfeeding; you only needed an extra 300 when you were pregnant.  Use the Mommi protein calculator to learn how much protein… Read More

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