Thurs. Feb. 13. 14. 1-3pm
We will be talking about some of the most common chemicals found in everyday baby care items , discussing some safer alternatives, and sampling some products.
Healthy Infant Sleep
Thurs. Feb. 20. 14. 1-3pm
Come in for a group discussion on infant sleep. Learn about infant sleep cycles, the cues your baby is telling you, and positive sleep association.
March, 9th & 16th 10-2pm
Wanting a natural birth? Prepare yourself for the birth you want! We will cover an array of topics from the final weeks of pregnancy, anatomy, the birth process, comfort measures, and life with a newborn. This is a fun, interactive class for parents who are serious about planning a natural birth. Class is designed for both Mother and partner.
Taught by Kirston & Jennie.
We have limited space for each class. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your space. Payment is due 1 week before the date of the class. Luxe for the Little ones is offering 10% off all regular priced merchandise with any class registration for January and February. All classes to be held at Luxe for the Little ones in Exeter.
Such great things are happening this year! I am extremely excited about our upcoming Mom & Baby Group. Registration is now and I can't wait to meet some new mommies and babies ♡
I am elated to say; I am now on-call for a birth!
For me this means lots of prepping, to make sure my family will be well situated if I have to leave in a hurry. We have extra dinners in the freezer, an activity box packed for my pre-schooler, my husband okay to take the day off from work on short notice, and back-up care for the kids. Since I still have an almost exclusively breast-fed baby at home I've been trying to stock up my freezer stash of breast milk.
I have lots of milk so stocking up was not a huge concern for me. I have so much that I decided to stay away from a pump for as long as possible, so I wasn't encouraging more to come. So I did just that, until last week, I thought it would be easy to pump just like it was when my son was wee. Not so much. I pumped and barely got anything! I decided to just hand express and got MUCH more.
I was using a top of the line "hospital grade" pump, tried hand expressing at the same time of day as I had pumped 2 days prior while pumping (early morning/ same amount of time expressing as pumping), and was in the same environment with baby napping both times.
So my MORAL OF THE STORY IS that for me personally; pumping is not at all a good indicator of how much milk I have. Everyone is different and so is each experience with each child. If pumping doesn't work for you- try hand expressing and always remember your baby is the most effective at removing milk!
I may have better luck with the pump at another time, but for now this was a great reminder not to dwell on how much I can pump.
Check out Jack Newman's Expressing Breast Milk Article.
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