Breastfeeding Brings Out the “Mama Bear” In Moms

by Bunmion December 07,2011 in BreastfeedingNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

The Daily Mail reported recently that scientists have discovered that breastfeeding mothers protect their young in a way that mirrors how grizzly bear mothers protect their cubs. Apparently, moms who nurse their babies are more fearless and maternally aggressive when it comes to looking after their young. “In what is thought to be the first […]

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Co-sleeping: Sleeping Like a Baby with Your Baby

by Jillon October 25,2011 in BreastfeedingChild DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    I’m laying here in bed with a six-year-old snoring in my ear on one side, a six-month-old nursing on the other side and the other six-year-old next to the baby. My husband is sleeping on the next bed down and the nine-year-old is watching a show at the end of the bed while […]

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Slow Bone Loss During Breastfeeding: Strap on a Baby Carrier!

by Elizabethon October 18,2011 in Baby_WearingHealth and WellnessMommy Care

Calcium is typically transferred from your bones to your breast milk when you nurse.  The good news is that most women do return to normal calcium levels after weaning their babes. Want to make it more likely that you’ll be one of those women? Research shows that “strength training” and weight bearing exercise may give […]

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Breastmilk: No Assembly Required

by Jillon October 16,2011 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessNatural Parenting Style

    Nursing can take a little while to get the hang of as a new mom but I can not stress enough how much it pays off. Nursing my first child was hard at first because of how he was latching. It was painful for the first week but we figured it out and […]

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World Milksharing Week: The Power of the Web

by Bunmion October 04,2011 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

How the Internet has helped millions of mothers find the support they need to raise their children amazes me daily. I’m in awe of how this open network of people has evolved due to the sheer determination of countless individuals and how it continually empowers people in every corner of the planet. September 24-30th is […]

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Together

by Jillon September 28,2011 in Baby_WearingNatural Parenting Style

I wrote this poem while nursing my four month old in our family bed. Enjoy! Together We have been together from the very beginning Her tiny body growing in mine She was born into my arms And looked into my eyes And trusted I would keep us together She nurses at my breast I hold […]

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Independence vs. Freedom vs. Closeness

by Heatheron September 27,2011 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting Style

  Two weeks ago, my adoptive country of Chile celebrated the anniversary of its hard-faught independence from Spain. Chilean flags have been flying everywhere, traditional Cueka music is all around us, and a very simply long lovely weekend was granted to all. I spent mine in a beautiful mountain home with my partner, the married […]

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Nursing in a Baby Carrier: You Can Do It

by Elizabethon September 20,2011 in BreastfeedingFeatured Blog

Nursing in a baby carrier does not have to be daunting or tedious. Boba baby carriers allow you to nurse comfortably and discreetly even while standing or walking.  Read on to find out how to nurse in both the Boba Wrap and the Boba Carrier. Nursing in the Boba Wrap- Thanks to the fabric, you […]

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Breast Feeding Babywearing Flash Mob Alert!

by Heatheron August 16,2011 in Baby_WearingMommy EventsMoms Who Inspire

A big shout out to all the moms who participated in and supported this baby wearing breastfeeding flash mob at the Salt Lake City Library. We love supporting such enthusiastic, dedicated (and well-coordinated) mothers and families!   An extra baby wearing hat tip goes out also to the moms out there who covered and posted […]

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