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Rocking the Mom Bod

“The weight will just melt off when you breastfeed,” they all said. “You’ll be back in your pre-pregnancy jeans in no time!” So, so wrong they were. I’ve been nursing Stella for going on nine months and have maybe lost twenty pounds and a handful of inches. What gives? I thought I was supposed to burn […]

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World Breastfeeding Week – Cedar Rapids Style

August 1st-7th is World Breastfeeding Week. What is World Breastfeeding Week? World Breastfeeding Week normalizes breastfeeding, raises awareness of the healthcare risks of not breastfeeding, and provides a more public image of local support groups so all mothers have access to care at varying levels. What’s going on in the Corridor Area to celebrate World […]

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A New Breastfeeding Resource: La Leche League of Cedar Rapids

In preparation for World Breastfeeding Week, which occurs the first week of August annually, I interviewed Katie Hatch, one of the co-leaders of the new La Leche League of Cedar Rapids. This August 6th, their chapter will be hosting a celebration called Live, Love, Latch! at Guthridge Park in Hiawatha to celebrate their addition to […]

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Birth Aware: A Corridor Birth Alliance Event {Sponsored Post}

Are you expecting? Do you have a new little one? Are you new to the Cedar Rapids area? We are so excited to share with you an event for new or expecting parents and families to learn more about resources and options in the Cedar Rapids area! Our partner, The Corridor Birth Alliance, is having their […]

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The First Two Weeks: The Scoop on Newborns

Nothing ever prepares you for children, especially newborns. There is no manual you are handed when you leave the hospital. It’s an entirely new world full of joy, exhaustion, frustration, worry, and pure amazement. Sure, you can read a few books, peruse a few online resources, and attend classes, but you won’t ever be ready. […]

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