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Postpartum Nutrition

When you are pregnant, your body goes through a series of changes that occur gradually over a nine-month period.  After childbirth your body goes through another series of changes that occur much more rapidly. Proper nutrition is helpful in easing some of the typical postpartum discomforts during the recovery period.  Dietary fiber in the form… Continue reading Postpartum Nutrition

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Buffalo Birth Locations

Good Morning All! Today I'm going to be talking about the birth spaces in the Buffalo area, where I'm currently living. I think that it's really important to know all of your options before you decide where you're going to give birth and recently I was taken on a tour and given all of the… Continue reading Buffalo Birth Locations

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What are Boobs?

Today we're going to chat about the basics breast anatomy and breastfeeding. In my posts about breastfeeding (part one and part two) I talked about the book Breastfeeding Made Simple,  by Nancy Mohrbacher and Kathleen Kendall-Tackett. In the introduction, Jack Newman, MD described the many reasons why women say that they "can't" breastfeed (i.e. I don't have… Continue reading What are Boobs?

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Breastfeeding: Part Two

Hello Everyone! If you didn't read part one click here! Popular Opinions “Despite its established benefits, breastfeeding is no longer a norm in many communities. The main reason is because a breastfeeding mother needs support measures at many levels, from legal and policy directives to social attitudes and values, women's work and employment conditions, and… Continue reading Breastfeeding: Part Two