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Sleep and the Breastfed Baby

When my first daughter was born, I was lucky if she slept more than 10 minutes after I put her down. Even placing my daughter in the co-sleeper attached to my bed with my hand on top of her was not successful. ¬†Night after night, I held my daughter for hours on my chest. While she slept beautifully, I fought […]

Soup for the Postpartum Mother

IMG_5216In non-Western cultures throughout history, the postpartum period was considered a sacred time. Postpartum women were cherished and honored. The mothers were the center of attention, not the baby. They were not allowed to do anything at all stressful and were catered to by everyone around them. Their only expectation was […]

By | 2018-01-23T01:50:35+00:00 February 1st, 2014|Categories: nutrition, postpartum culture, postpartum doula|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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