best of breast feeding

Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you’ve enjoyed and learned from this first week of New Mom / New Baby month! We’ve got a lot more where that came from and today we’re finishing up our feeding series with the best gear and accessories for breast feeding. After editing this post, we laughed because it truly sounds like we’re trying to talk you out of breastfeeding. The funny part is all three of us are obsessed and solely breastfeed our kids. There is no denying the adjustment phase that the first few weeks can bring and all of these products will … Read more

nursing tips from a lactation specialist

We’re excited to have Lindsey Shipley, Registered Nurse, IBCLC, certified lactation specialist here sharing her tips for breastfeeding!  For any expectant local mamas out there Lindsey holds monthly classes to help you prepare before and and trouble shoot any issues during and after! We also have Lindsey on our Facebook page today for a “Ask a Lactation Specialist” — head here to ask any questions! The Breastfeeding Journey All moms have been there. The excitement of getting the positive pregnancy test, ultrasound of your baby, finding out the gender, and registering at your favorite baby store. You go through the mood … Read more

best of bottle feeding

We’re so thrilled with the response to yesterday’s post! Largely, everyone was so respectful and we’re grateful to those who submitted and those who commented their stories. We will be covering nursing tomorrow, but before we do, we wanted to share the best aids and products from around the web for your bottle fed angel! 1. Baby Brezza Formula Maker: Basically the coffee maker of formula. It makes bottles of your choice of ounces, mixes them bubble free, heats them to the ideal 98.6 degrees, detatches for easy cleaning, and works with all size bottles. Cool is an understatement! 2. Zoli Formula … Read more

why i chose to bottle feed

Breast versus Bottle feeding is a long time hot topic that is sure to fire people up on both sides of the spectrum. One thing we noticed when researching for this post is how moms who decided to bottle feed largely felt and feel judged and looked down on not just occasionally but day in and day out. This is heartbreaking! Having a baby is a roller coaster of intense emotions and if this post can help spark even a little understanding and compassion in others, and allow parents to let go of some of that guilt, we will consider it a … Read more

babyganics [giveaway!]

It’s time for our third annual month of posts devoted to new mamas and those precious new babies! It couldn’t have come with better timing, as Jenna delivered her sweetest baby girl Lolly Kate just yesterday early, early morning(!!!) We are DYING for you to hear her amazing birth story, but in the meantime we wanted to kick off the month with an amazing giveaway! We’ve been testing out Babyganics safe and organic products all year long and are loving so many items. Whether it’s their all natural sweet smelling detergent, or the all natural teething pods, flushable wipes, mineral sunscreen, or … Read more