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The Dreaded Mom Shame

I’ll be the first to admit it, I’ve been mom-shamed. What’s worse is that I’ve also been the one shaming others. Mom shaming is worse than high school drama, in my opinion. And sadly, sometimes, you can’t help but do it. It’s how you recover and change from it that makes the difference. This way […]

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Feeding your body while breastfeeding

Feeding Your body For Breastfeeding (Recipes Included!)

Oh the glorious nutrients that breast milk contains…. it is truly the perfect food for a baby! Breast milk has all the substance that can give a growing baby immunity to infection and disease, it stimulates important hormonal activities in the mother’s body, and breastfeeding helps mom be protected against future breast cancer and osteoporosis. The […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Bloom with Charleston Moms Blog!

Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Moms in Charleston is coming up next weekend, April 14! Why do you want to join us at Bloom? We have been so busy behind the scenes making sure this event is perfect to celebrate motherhood and give you an incredible morning out. Our adorable swag bags filled with […]

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My breastfeeding journey

My Breastfeeding Journey

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I felt compelled to share my journey with breastfeeding. I want to start by saying that whether you never nurse at all, you nurse for one week, six months, or six years, I (nor should anyone else) would never judge you for your decisions. I do, however, think that […]

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Low Supply

Is there ever a time when low supply is good? Perhaps, but I can tell you for sure that it’s not good when referring to breast milk! This isn’t your typical, breastfeed/don’t breastfeed/don’t-breastfeed-that-long type of post. I’m all for whatever anyone wants to do. This is about the struggle of having a low milk supply.  […]

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Bonding with my Preemie

Every mom-to-be hears about “the instant bond” she’ll have with her baby from the second the pregnancy test is positive. Parents love to say things like, “It’s a love like you’ve never known,” “It’s overwhelming,” and “It was love at first sight.” I Googled “mother baby bond” and got 1,350,000 search results. Clearly this is […]

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Surviving Your Baby’s Sleep Regression

What is a sleep regression? Ahh, sleep regression. Those two words are enough to send intelligent, highly-capable parents running for the hills (and the coffee). By definition, a sleep regression,  “generally describes a phase or season in which a baby who normally sleeps well suddenly starts waking more often at night, and refusing naps (or taking very […]

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