How to Deal with Breast Engorgement

How to Deal with Breast Engorgement - Woman in Sports Bra

When you first start breastfeeding, your breasts will produce colostrum. Which is the first milk your baby will ever eat. This is produced in small amounts that gradually increases over the first few days. By around day 2 to day 4, your breasts will start making much larger quantities. This change is known as your … Read more

9 Common Breastfeeding Concerns

9 Common Breastfeeding Concerns - Mom Breastfeeding Baby

There seems to be this belief that breastfeeding should be easy and have no difficulties. That your baby will magically latch the first time and everything will be perfect. Now, this might be the case for a few, rare women. But for the rest of us mere mortals, it won’t always be smooth sailing. And … Read more

How to Eat a Vegetarian Diet While Breastfeeding

How to Eat a Vegetarian Diet While Breastfeeding - Food

They say you are what you eat. Because what you eat has nutrients that are essential to keeping you alive as well as healthy and happy. And what you can eat can affect your breast milk. And in turn, your breast milk can affect your baby’s health and growth. No matter what kind of diet … Read more

How to Swaddle a Newborn: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Swaddle a Newborn: A Step-by-Step Guide - Baby Swaddled in Blanket

One of the ways to keep your newborn happy is by keeping them swaddled. Trying to get the perfect swaddle can be difficult. I remember when my daughter was born and was still in the hospital. It always intimidated me how easily and quickly the nurse could swaddle her. And how perfect my daughter was swaddled. … Read more

How to Deal with Stay-At-Home Mom Depression

How to Deal with Stay At Home Mom Depression - Woman Sitting in Window Sill Sad

When I first became a stay-at-home mom, I never realized I could be faced with loneliness, boredom, or depression. It wasn’t that I thought that everything would be sunshine and rainbows all the time. It was just that I didn’t realize how lonely or bored or even depressed you could be as a stay-at-home mom. … Read more

What to Do When Your Milk is Leaking While Breastfeeding

What to Do When Your Milk is Leaking While Breastfeeding - Baby B

Breastfeeding is a whole new world. And with this whole new world comes its share of concerns. Ones you never thought about. Or didn’t realize would cause an embarrassing situation. (You know like the time I forgot to bring extra breastfeeding pads, my other ones were soaked through and I had two big wet spots. … Read more

How to be Happy as a Stay-At-Home Mom

How to Be Happy as a Stay At Home Mom - Woman Laughing

There seems to be this belief in society that because you get to be a stay-at-home mom, everything is perfect and you are always happy. Sorry, but no. Not always the case.  You are still human. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows being a stay-at-home mom. You can suffer from boredom,  loneliness, and depression.  Your … Read more

3 Ways to Combat Loneliness as a Stay-At-Home Mom

3 Ways to Combat Loneliness as a Stay At Home Mom - Boy Kissing His Mom on Cheek

When you are making the decision to become a stay-at-home mom, other people will give you unsolicited advice and their opinions on the topic. They might be for it or against it. When other people are stay-at-home moms themselves, they are more likely to give you tips on how to keep a working house in … Read more