Nursing Beyond

I am sharing this  Story about my son. Whom turned   6 years old on May 5, 2015. So hard to believe it has been 6 years since this happened. I know now through sharing many moms have learned from my experience. I successfully breastfed him in the NICU , …

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Live, Love, Latch! 2015 St Augustine|Jacksonville Doula

Live, Love, Latch! is a National Breastfeeding Month (August 1-31) celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups throughout the country. This is the second year for this annual event. Live Love Latch! is an event to celebrate breastfeeding and to highlight breastfeeding support. Everyone is …

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Live, Love, Latch! Jacksonville and St Augustine

  Last year (2014) I participated at the Live Love Latch! Jacksonville.  Live Love Latch! Is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL Groups thoughout the country. Check out the Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/LiveLoveLatchJacksonville?fref=ts I also organized and was photographer for the Live …

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A Preemie Birth Story

  I am sharing this Premature Birth Story of my son. Whom will be 6 years old on May 5, So hard to believe it has been 6 years since this happened. I know now through sharing many moms have learned from my experience. I successfully breastfed him in the …

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Doulaing my children

I originally shared this post on my personal blog tonight and decided to share a similar version here. I called it Nurturing during injuries. But found myself during the incident talking to my daughter like I was at a birth. But do I call it doulaing or nurturing? We all …

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Mothering at the breast during a nursing strike

I have trusted my instincts since our first child, now four, was born. So when Ansely, our 17-month-old, went on a nursing strike, I knew something was wrong. There seemed to be no way she could be weaning. Since birth, Ansely has lived in the sling and nursed on demand. …

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Newborn Weight loss and IV fluids in labor

 I have been a Lactation Specialist since 1997 thru my volunteer work with La Leche League. I get SO many calls and questions at our support meetings about newborn weight loss. I have never had IV fluids in labor , I have had 3 homebirths and 3 hospital. Dehvin was …

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