Tag: New Mother

Education, Social Media & Motherhood

I was just talking to a dear colleague for whom I am grateful to be friends with, the wonderful Amber McCann & Nourish Breastfeeding Support.  We were discussing the upcoming ILCA conference and the business of breastfeeding, both locally and nationally.  Part of our discussion was on the business of education and helping mamas grow their confidence and wisdom before baby…

Breastfeeding In The Heat

On more than on occasion I remember sitting down to nurse during a heat wave and found the calm moment to just be was a very welcome moment indeed, especially if I remembered to have a cool drink near by. My second was born in August, after just coming through what the news claimed was the “hottest July in NYC history”.  Air-conditioned city buses,…

Transitioning to Two

We have all struggled with the changes a new baby in the family brings.  Emotions runneth over during this time, and mothers often wind up with more than their fair share of the baby blues as they grapple with meeting the needs of the whole family.  I have sat and listened to many, many new moms share with me how…

Mother Love

This is for my mom …  my mom who taught me how to see with compassionate eyes. my mom who taught me how to listen with an open heart. my mom who taught me how to hug often and with a loving touch. my mom who taught me how to taste the flavors of the world and marvel at the diversity. my mom who…

All that Breastmilk … on my shoulder!

“Should I worry about how much my baby is spitting up?” Wet burps, blops on your shoulder, white stains on every shirt, lift baby to cuddle and …splat? Spitting up (usually just a mouth-full) is common and is on the normal spectrum for (most) babies.  Statistically about 40% of babies spit up 2 – 3 times per day.  When it’s your…