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Simple Tips That Reveal Your Newborn Is Full

27 Jun

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This tip was shared with me at a course I attended called Breastfeeding Management, taught by Hellen Sullivan, RN, IBCLC.

When newborns are hungry, their hands are fisted and drawn tight against their chest. However, during a feeding and once their tummies begin to fill up, their hands open, their fingers soften, and their arms lie lower across their body.

The American Pregnancy Association also confirms this easy indication of satiety/satisfaction from newborns at the end of a feeding:

The baby looks relaxed, “falls” off the breast, has open hands, and/or falls asleep. Source

In my house we called this ‘milk drunk.’ :)

Hunger Cues For Newborns

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Photo Quotes That I Created

26 Jun

Just updating my blog with some of the newest memes that I’ve made.

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Let me clarify my purpose, please.

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Because she’s just three for such a short time.

Absolutely scandalous! ;)

Tips for doula – be looking for more of these.

If my son could talk in full sentences this is what he would say to me.

I didn’t write this. I actually don’t know who did, but I typed it out so that we could all enjoy it.

Me nursing my son while my daughter sits close by and nurses her dog, “lady.” Our children learn best by example.

A Beautiful Mother Quote

19 Jun

More and more I am learning that motherhood requires surrender.  Surrender to stop what I am doing and to give to my children. To love on them when they need it, when they want it, and when it’s not always convenient for me.

Sometimes this means sitting on the couch with a towel in my hair, glasses on my nose, and an old bathrobe on – while nursing my son, giving cuddles to my daughter and reading Goodnight Moon (when really what I want to do is get dressed, put on my contacts, and brush my teeth.)

But one thing is true, I am learning, ever so slowly, that the surrender of motherhood helps shape my heart into a beautiful one, and all the while, thankfully, my children aren’t comparing me to anyone but me – and they think I’m beautiful.

16th Century Midwifery Proverb

6 Jun

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