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Essential Oils for Breastfeeding Moms

Essential Oils for Breastfeeding Moms, The Boob Group

As a breastfeeding mom, it is sometimes difficult to find natural remedies for common ailments. Essential oils provide an alternative to medications found at the pharmacy, which many have ingredients that a breastfeeding mom wouldn’t want to pass along to her baby. So, what exactly are essential oils and how are they made? How do you apply these oils? And what are the best essential oils to use for common ailments in your home? (more…)

Our Journey with Posterior Tongue Tie

Our Journey with Posterier Tongue Tie, The Boob Group Blog

Nothing in this world can compare to the first time you hold your baby in your arms. Months of kicks and hiccups, anticipation growing every day on what she would look like, and finally, 4 days of labor finally brought E into the world. When she was born, little did we know, that she had two little imperfections that were going to majorly impact her life from day one. We found out, after many visits to doctors, lactation specialists, and breastfeeding counselors, and finally a dentist, that E was born with a posterior tongue tie and lip tie (PTT/LT). This means her tongue was too tightly connected to the bottom of her mouth and her lip was too tightly connected to her gum on the top. Neither of these were detected until E was almost 3 months old, yet it affected her life every day. (more…)

Breastfeeding Expectations: The Third Month

Breastfeeding Expectations Series, The Boob Group

We all have certain expectations as we begin our breastfeeding journeys. Sometimes those expectations are met and sometimes they are exceeded- it’s all part of your developing role has a new mom. Today we’re continuing our series where we follow three moms and their newborns as they explore breastfeeding for the first year of life. Have common issues such as vasospasms and colic been resolved yet? How are the moms dealing with breastfeeding in public and returning back to work? Plus, more on pumping and getting support from family and friends. (more…)

The Hippie Super Mom

The Hippie Super Mom, The Boob Group Blog

What an experience it is to become a breastfeeding mother to a newborn baby. Most pregnant women plan to breastfeed their babies for some amount of time, so this process of figuring out nursing together is a very unifying part of the journey through motherhood. No matter what other choices we each make from there, or how our circumstances change along the way, three-quarters of us have experienced or will experience holding our own newborn baby and nourishing them with our breasts. (more…)