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Handling Motherhood with Grace & Humor: 5 Instagram Moms You Should Be Following!

Posted by UpSpring - Kristi Godwin on 9/13/2017 to C-Section
Handling Motherhood with Grace & Humor:  5 Instagram Moms You Should Be Following!
When you think of Instagram and motherhood, you may think of a perfectly curated life that’s overflowing with flower crowns and calm, blissful mom and baby moments...Follow these 5 Instagram moms who fill our feed with an ideal mixture of honesty and joy, not to mention their photogenic families!

3 of the Biggest Issues Facing Mom When Returning to Work

Posted by UpSpring - Linda Hill on 8/24/2017 to Breastfeeding
3 of the Biggest Issues Facing Mom When Returning to Work
Anticipating returning to work after maternity leave? Adjusting to a new schedule after having a baby can be less than rosy for both mom and baby...we discuss how new moms who wish to continue breastfeeding can make the transition back into the workforce easier.

How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

Posted by UpSpring on 8/23/2017 to Breastfeeding
How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

What is Normal Breastmilk Supply?

The first breastmilk you make is called colostrum. It is sticky, and thick and can be clear, white, yellow or brown in color. The baby usually eats about a teaspoon to a tablespoon at each feeding during the first several days of life. The colostrum changes to a more liquid substance within a few days after delivery. This first breastmilk will still contain some of the yellow colostrum for the first 2 weeks, but after that the breastmilk will look whiter in color. A full breastmilk production is said to be about 750 ml/day (25 ounces) but some women may be producing closer to 4000ml/day. (133 ounces) So how in the world do you know if the amount of breast milk you are making is enough, especially if you aren't pumping?

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

How To Keep Your Baby Safe During Sleep: Preventing SIDS

Posted by Crystal Waston on 8/15/2017 to Baby Care
How To Keep Your Baby Safe During Sleep: Preventing SIDS

According to statistics, more than 3500 babies in the U.S. die suddenly and unexpectedly while sleeping due to accidental deaths from strangulation or suffocation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The sad truth is that most of these deaths can be avoided only if parents follow proper safety measures to protect their babies during sleep.

Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues

Posted by UpSpring on 8/5/2017 to Breastfeeding
Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues
Breastfeeding is natural, but that does NOT mean it’s easy. Learn the 6 common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them including low supply and latch issues.

Baby Milestone: Baby Food and Introducing Solids

Posted by UpSpring on 7/15/2017 to Vitamins & Supplements
Baby Milestone: Baby Food and Introducing Solids
When baby is about 4-6 months many parents start introducing solid baby food and many times the babies’ first food is a pureed fruit or vegetable.