"I love you" -@stormibree
Tag someone you love below 💗💗💗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The very best part of being a new momma, whether the first or fifth time, newborn baby snuggles makes it all worth it! ❤️
"...My body feels different, peppered with signs that it’s no longer just my own. Are they noticeable to the world or just me? And why does it matter anyway? My thoughts are no longer my own either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Streams of consciousness abruptly interrupted by your needs and it’s so beautiful and I surrender gladly day after day but something tugs from within. And as I look in the mirror through tired eyes late in the day I wonder what your Daddy sees, can he still see me in there? The girl in the red dress in the late evening sun, his hand on the small of my back. We were so much younger then. And all of it adds up to this feeling that the world has quietly shifted and I’m grateful, I’m so grateful but it’s like if you woke one morning to find the house you lived in for 32 years had been turned completely on it’s head in the quiet of the night and now the dishes are in the bathroom and the ceiling is sagging slightly.. And I guess all I know is the other night I stayed out late and drank margaritas, laughed hard and I don’t know it was just really, really good for my soul." @thewandering_eye
Thank you for sharing the raw feelings of motherhood! You guys ever feel the same way?
Babywearing was one of the sweetest surprises for me as a new mother.⠀
It helped both my son and I soften the transition to him being earthside.⠀
It gave me independence.⠀
It kept me moving and sharing nature with my son in places that were inaccessible to strollers.⠀
It gave me two hands to get more done while my son napped.⠀
It encouraged me to minimize the amount of baby stuff I carried when we were out and about.⠀
It helped us travel more easily.⠀
It helped me nurse on the fly and boost my quota of skin to skin time that nourished us both.⠀
It helped my baby regulate his physiology and his emotions.⠀
It helped him interact with the world around him and meet people every day.⠀
It helped my son avoid the need for tummy time as he didn’t have excessive time on his back.⠀
It helped keep him healthy and happy. It deepened our attachment and gave my son as his dad such an incredible opportunity to bond.
It is the single biggest thing I miss about baby and toddlerhood. How about you? What is your favourite thing about babywearing? #raisedgood
Skin to skin is one of those things that comes naturally when your maternal instinct kicks in, and you just want your baby in your arms. I call it the act of love at first sight ❣️
But did you know by placing your baby on his/her belly directly on your chest can actually have health benefits for you and your baby such as: •Research shows that babies who are placed skin to skin with mama in first hours of birth are breastfed better.
•Giving your baby a head start by warmth and love. Welcoming baby to this new world where everything seems different for them except the smell of mom.
•Skin to skin improves the internal organs for baby such as heart and lungs. It calms them down which regulates their heartbeat and makes them breath deeper.
•Stabilizes the body temperature of baby.
•It's a sedation for the new mommy. When she holds her dear baby all the pain and ache numbs and her body starts producing oxytocin. •Increases milk production because of the skin to skin contact releases oxytocin. •Studies has showed that moms who used skin to skin with baby have a stronger bond even later in life.
•Helps premies to stabilize instead of using an incubator in the nicu (neonatal intensive care unit).
•Keeps baby's blood sugar from dropping low.
So go ahead mamas hug those cutie pies and have some skin to skin bonding time❣️ #skintoskincontact #skintoskinbonding #liquidlove #breastfeedingmoms
Nipple confusion (n.): ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The difference in shape and flow of standard bottle nipples compared to mom's natural nipple can result in difficulty latching.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🙏All your guys’ thoughts, prayers, vibes, and whatever else you want to call it is WORKING!! Our tiny baby Zepplin has continued to progress so quickly that we were able to hold him for the first time on Daddy’s birthday, then do skin to skin for the first time this weekend. Our hearts have been exploding with love for our precious little son. We also just found out that as soon as he progresses to the less acute part of the NICU, Zaeda will be able to come in with us!! Second best moment to bringing him home, will be at least having both our babies together to make our family feel whole again ❤️🤗👨👩👧👦 #thankyouforthelove #thankyoufortheprayers #zepplinsol
☀️ #abooandhisb #nicubaby #niculife #skintoskinbonding
We love @linasteen
's adventuring mommy style! Do you recommend any products that have made traveling with little ones easier?
I'd highly recommend reading this article, particularly for those who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
We did hypnobirthing, immediate skin to skin and delayed cord clamping with Riley and I truly believe that her calm introduction to the world helped her on her journey to being the amazing little lady she is today.
I really want our page to serve as an active forum, for moms to not just scroll cool photos that #normalizebreastfeeding
- but also where you receive the encouragement and support you need to #empowerbreastfeeding
Sometimes I get really tired: running around like a chicken with no head trying to balance the PhD program full time, manage the @naturalnipple
social media (which actually takes a realllyyyyyy long time- so I hope you guys are liking it 🤗), prepare grant proposals so we can fund the flow rate study & make the perfect bottle nipple that matches a lactating moms, present pitches in front of really intimidating and sometimes mean business men.....blah blah blah⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What I'm trying to say is I hope I get better at juggling all these tasks because I imagine motherhood isn't any easier that starting a company as a broke college student!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am working really hard because after in my experience as a clinician and (almost) scientist -l want The Natural Nipple to be ready by the time I am a mom 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lauren Wright, AGNP-BC, PhD(c)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Natural Nipple Founder & CEO⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀