Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding’

You’re beautiful…believe it!

From the Family Foundations archives ****  When I was in the fourth grade, I was lucky enough to sit in the back of Mrs. Flanagan’s classroom with my very best friend — near enough to whisper, pass notes and raise our eyebrows significantly at each other. Lisa and I had one of those friendship where you live…

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Charting through mental illness

From the Family Foundations archives **** One in five. That’s the best estimate of the number of adults who suffer from a “diagnosable mental disorder” in any given year. Anxiety disorders are the most common, and often pair with depression. These conditions can make practicing NFP excruciatingly difficult. Jenna Hines, a 31-year-old NFP user from Chelsea, Michigan,…

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Try these online shops for adorable nursing clothes

A recent cultural movement to embrace public breastfeeding — with or without a cover — has been gaining momentum. While we welcome a more accepting attitude toward public breastfeeding, we certainly don’t want anyone baring their chests in front of strangers. Nursing moms, keep your shirts on. We scoured the internet for nursing clothes that…

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Year-end sale: The Art of Breastfeeding

Know any expectant or breastfeeding mothers? Now is the perfect time to gift them with our breastfeeding book The Art of Breastfeeding, currently on sale in our store for 68% off. That’s a dramatic price drop from $15.95 down to just $5.00! The Art of Breastfeeding by Linda Kracht and Jackie Hilgert is one of the few…

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Psychological benefits of breastfeeding

An excerpt from Linda Kracht and Jackie Hilgert’s book, The Art of Breastfeeding. **** To many, the major benefit to breastfeeding is the emotional well-being it instills in both mother and child. A breastfeeding mother will slow down and give her child undivided attention many times each day. She’ll look into his eyes. She’ll talk…

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Tips for a (somewhat) stress-free bedtime

Getting babies to sleep can be challenging. Putting toddlers down can be even worse. We turned to our Facebook followers for their favorite tips to make bedtime go as smoothly as possible. Some admitted right away that it’s still a mystery to them. Don’t ask me. No two kids are the same… it’s confusing!” –…

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Expecting and nervous? There’s an app for that

Graphic courtesy of  Life’n Stats via Google Play. Note: CCL is not associated with Life’n Stats and this is not an official endorsement; we just like supporting new moms! First-time mammas, rejoice! One of the best motherhood apps out there just got even better and now thousands of parents are using it to take the edge…

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Ten pieces of advice to prepare for labor & delivery

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Hillary Frost Photography‘s blog, to extend advice to a new mom and friend of the authors. 1.  Pick a good nail paint color. Hillary told me when I went to get my nails done before having Lo, “You better pick a good color, you’re going to be staring…

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Reduced libido: Could there be a physical cause?

From the Family Foundations archives **** There are physical issues that reduce libido, and in fact, a reduced sex drive could very well by your body’s way of alerting you that things are not quite right. A healthy libido is normal and a sign your monthly hormones are in sync as they should be. So while relationship…

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Fact check: Is breastfeeding advocacy harmful to women?

The question: Is breastfeeding advocacy harmful to women? They say: French feminist Elisabeth Badinter published The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women last year. In the book, Badinter accuses breastfeeding advocates of pressuring mothers to nurse, thereby sentencing them to a “loss of freedom and the despotism of an insatiable child.” According…

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