"Not sure if this is something you're willing to talk about, but what's it like having a nursling while being a doula?"
Oh, I'm willing to talk about it! Curious? Read on!
As a follow up to my former blog posts: remember that one lactation room was so hard to find? SOMEONE FOUND IT!
Last week, I published a post on where you can nurse or pump in private on game day at the University of Notre Dame. Along with that post comes a story.
This hack comes to you courtesy of a miscommunication with sanity-saving implications.
If you're heading to Notre Dame's campus for tailgating and/or watching the game, here are a few spots devoted to lactation that you might want to know about before you go.
Here's my favorite hack for teaching babies how to drink out of cups: SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS (of water, to be very very clear).
It's World Breastfeeding Month, so (like always) it's great time to cheer on your friends or loved ones who are breastfeeding or doing any other amazing and arduous tasks to make sure that children are fed!
So, to make encouraging them easier for you, I've created some feeding affirmation cards.
Does babywearing make you nervous? Don't worry; you can do this safely! Check out this new resource I made for Mother Well Doula Services on how to babywear safely.
If you're like me, you might be showing up blurry-eyed and exhausted to your newborn's countless doctor appointments, just hoping you remembered to wear pants. Keeping track of what vaccines the pediatrician will ask you about can seem like a nearly impossible task.
Now, you don't have to. I made a handy list for you here.
If you're just venturing into the world of babywearing, you might be startled (as I was) by the appearance of an entirely different language surrounding wraps, slings, and carriers. What does MMAO mean? And what's a top rail? That's a wild *what*?
Take a deep breath; I've got you.
Here's a dictionary of some of the more common acronyms and phrases you'll come across on the internet as regards babywearing.