I think everyone by now is fully aware that I am a big home and natural birth fan. However, as much as I like to talk about it, I am aware that this is not, and should not be for … Continue reading
Thank you to the wonderful Emily Bartlett (my favorite Licensed Acupuncturist in LA) for featuring me on her site, HolisticKid.com. Click on the link above to read my mini interview… HolisticKid.com
One mom’s beautiful story of the magical moments when her baby nursed for the first time…
Amy Goalen offers her photography services to create one of a kind portraits of nursing mothers in the Los Angeles area. In 2010 Amy used her stunning photography to create a book. The book titled ‘Mother’s Milk’, is published on … Continue reading
I’m happy to hear that home births are starting to hit the media in a positive light!
Celebs, Ordinary Women Embracing Home birth With the Help of Midwives - ABC News Aug 1st 2011
- Boy for Blair!! (smiffybaby.com)
Nursing is Normal is a photographic project that shows mothers nursing in public places. All photos are taken by husband and wife duo, Zachary and Michelle Stephens in and around Brattleboro, VT. All moms and babes are volunteers. Our goal is … Continue reading
As a follow on from my earlier post (Pregnancy Myth Buster) you should be aware by now that not all fats are equal. It will not do your body any good to avoid all sources of fat. Certain types of fat are extremely valuable, and essential to our bodies, despite common myth! Not getting enough fat in our diets can result in any number of the following conditions: Dry scaly skin, hair loss, poor immune function-leading to lower resistance to infection, low body weight, cold intolerance, bruising, poor growth, poor wound healing and loss of menstruation.
Sources of Heathy Fats
Meat and Dairy From Grass-Fed Animals
Organic Milk Fats
(Salmon, Sardines, Herring, Trout, Tuna)
Le Leche League is a wonderful international organization whose mission is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Here’s a snippet of what they do…
- Birth Practices Which Interfere With Breastfeeding (smiffybaby.com)
- The Baby Friendly Way (smiffybaby.com)