I have exciting news! I have finished all my course work and am now an accredited Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA!
It’s been a slow process (getting pregnant with my third son did nothing to speed along my studies!) but I’m so excited about my new opportunities to support mothers by offering evidence-based support . . . → Read More: Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor!
I spent my first months of motherhood pacing barefoot around my neighborhood, bleary with exhaustion. Does he have colic, people used to ask when my first son was born. It seemed like such an understatement. My baby cried all the time. Around the clock. Every minute of every day.
Who the heck knows what was . . . → Read More: Coping with Colic: Tips for Mom
I just learned about a really inspiring event to raise awareness of postpartum mood disorders, like the ones we’ve been writing about this spring. Postpartum Progress is sponsoring an event called Climb Out of the Darkness, to be held on the solstice, the longest day of the year–in the United States, this is June . . . → Read More: Climb Out of the Darkness
My husband works for the Pittsburgh Marathon, which takes place the first weekend of May. This means I haven’t really seen him for about 6 weeks. I’ve been home with my two boys, just me, and it’s been hard, hard, hard. (Being 6 months pregnant hasn’t helped make things any easier)
Many days, he . . . → Read More: Looking Back on My Solo Parenting Stint
When my first son was born, one of the biggest hurdles for me establishing a great nursing relationship was this notion that the best/only/most important way to bond with a new baby was for loved ones to feed the baby a bottle.
Of course, when a new baby is eating every 90 minutes, feeding . . . → Read More: Ways Dads (Or Grandmas) Can Bond with Babies without Bottles
We’ve been writing about postpartum mood disorders, speaking with local mothers and care providers as well as discussing national resources. Unfortunately, one local family was unable to find support through postpartum depression.
Pittsburgh mom Alexis D’Achille gave birth to her child in August 2013 and suffered from severe postpartum depression. She sought help, but . . . → Read More: Night of Joy Fundraiser: Combatting Postpartum Depression
I walked into my neighborhood coffee shop today hoping to do some work. As I stood in line for my drink, I heard a very unhappy newborn wailing from inside the bathroom. (I know from experience that bathroom doesn’t have a changing table, so I could just imagine the poor kiddo being changed on . . . → Read More: Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props