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Having comfortable leggings during the postpartum stage is crucial for your comfort and happiness, especially as your body goes through various changes. Postpartum is a strange time when you might still look and feel pregnant but want to dress like your pre-baby self. Instead of worrying about squeezing into your old leggings, invest in comfortable […]

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If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you’re likely familiar with occasional discomfort during nursing. From the initial pain in the early days of breastfeeding a newborn or the sensation of overly full breasts, you’re experiencing many new feelings in your boobs. One of the most painful experiences I had was when I noticed signs of a […]

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As a new mom, your days are filled with endless diaper changes, midnight feedings, and adjusting to your new role as a mom. Taking care of yourself often takes a backseat and carving out time to eat can feel impossible, so you grab whatever is easy (and likely unhealthy) for a quick hunger fix. Whether you […]

Your Postpartum Nutrient Needs Congratulations on bringing a new life into the world! After this incredible yet exhausting journey, your body needs time to recover and replenish essential nutrients. During this postpartum period, also known as the fourth trimester, nutrition plays a crucial role, especially in the healing process. It’s important to provide your body […]

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What Are the Top 5 Foods To Eat While Nursing? As a nursing mom, taking care of yourself sometimes takes the backseat. It’s important to nourish your body with the right foods to ensure you and your baby are getting adequate nutrition and extra calories for postpartum recovery and lactation. If you’re on the lookout […]

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Juggling the responsibilities of a nursing mother can often feel like a constant balancing act, with your baby on one side and a never-ending list of chores on the other. In the midst of this chaos, taking time for self-care can easily be overlooked. It’s essential to understand that taking care of yourself is just […]

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In the quest to find the ideal breast pump, I know your choice often comes down to the Spectra S1 vs Spectra S2. Both are top-of-the-line models known for their performance, comfort, and efficiency in supporting nursing mothers. Understanding the key differences and unique features of each model can help in making an informed decision […]

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Finding the best breastfeeding snacks that are not only tasty but also promote good health and milk production can be a bit daunting. After all, when you’re juggling the responsibilities of a new baby, you crave convenience as much as nutrition. Meal prep can certainly help here, but there are tons of easy to grab […]

Best breastfeeding snacks
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One thing I didn’t think about needing to do after having my baby was finding the best postpartum loungewear for my changing body. Maternity clothes were too big after week 1 postpartum, but my body, and especially my c-section incision, weren’t ready to fit into my pre-baby loungewear. Not only are you adjusting to life […]

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One unexpected postpartum experience that caught me completely off guard was postpartum hair loss. About 2 months after having Caden I was startled by the chunks of hair coming out in the shower. Naturally, this left me worried. Thankfully, after consulting with friends and over researching this topic, I discovered this type of hair loss, […]

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Deciding which is the best breast pump for work is one part of the complicated journey of returning from maternity leave. Pumping at work, and finding the right equipment, setup and routine are tasks that can seem daunting, but we’re here to help you through it. This guide is designed to help you navigate the […]

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You’ve just welcomed your little bundle of joy into the world, congratulations! Amidst this whirlwind of emotions and sleepless nights, comfort is probably a high priority for you. But let’s face it, the part of post-birth they don’t always talk about is the immediate postpartum recovery and the, ahem, unmentionables. That’s why we are sharing […]

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When I was pregnant and began researching what my hospital experience would be like, one of my first thoughts was WTF is mesh underwear and why would I need it? I quickly learned that the best postpartum mesh underwear boasts super-stretchy waistbands, soft material and are able to support the puppy pads you need to […]

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Many new moms pack a coming-home outfit for their babies and for themselves, but they may forget one important item of clothing: postpartum underwear. As a new mom, you have more than enough on your plate without worrying about your undies situation. This guide is designed to answer all your questions on postpartum panties, fast. […]

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Between the stitches, swelling, and general soreness, the aftermath of childbirth can be quite a shock. But don’t worry, we’ve got your perineum covered, quite literally. Say hello to the best postpartum (or perineal) ice packs. These handy little packs provide instant, soothing postpartum pain relief right where you need it most, and they’re perfect […]

Best Postpartum Ice Packs

When it’s time to finally get out of the house with your newborn in those postpartum days, it’s extremely overwhelming. There are so many things you need to now think about for the baby, let alone your own comfort and care. Add on the fact that none of your clothes fit you, and you’re left […]

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Thought you just had to think about diapers for your baby? Think again. I remember crafting my postpartum station during my pregnancy with Caden thinking to myself… diapers? Really? It’s more important to make yourself feel comfortable in the first few days, and yes diapers can be one of those unforeseen comforts. Whether you’re looking […]

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Breastfeeding is a beautiful bonding experience, but let’s be honest, it’s not without its challenges. One of those challenges? Pumping on the go. You need to carry a lot, and I mean a lot, of stuff. Let’s dive into best breast pump bag options to help you find the perfect fit for your unique pumping […]

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You’ve just given birth – congratulations! Now comes the part that we don’t talk about enough: postpartum recovery. One of the first things you’ll be dealing with is post-birth bleeding, especially if you’ve had an episiotomy or experienced significant tearing. Regular pads just won’t cut it, trust me. You need the best maternity pads to […]

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Before entering the beautiful yet challenging world of motherhood, one of the best things you can do for yourself is prepare postpartum essentials. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back with a complete postpartum essentials kit! From cold packs to the best nursing bras, I’ve rounded up 17 absolute must-haves for any new mom. Trust me, […]

Postpartum Essentials Checklist
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As a mom of two who endured a different breastfeeding journey with each child, I have some insights to share. With my first-born, I realized that hands-free breast pumps are nothing short of miraculous. However, they aren’t all created equal.  Picture this – you’re at a dinner party, your little one is with the sitter […]

Best Hands-Free Breast Pumps