This Holiday Season we wanted to lend a hand in finding great gifts for your babies, toddlers and young children. We put together a list of some of our favorite books that include photos and stories about breastfeeding! Each of the photos is a live link to purchase the books on the Barnes and Noble site.
How to handle breastfeeding during the Holiday Season....
This past week The MILC Group asked this question of our Facebook community. We figured that we should go to the source (the moms) for the best answers. We gathered together their responses for this week's blog post. The following are some ways that our MILC Moms dealt with the Thanksgiving Day preparation. These tips could be applied to all of your upcoming Holiday Gatherings.
The Holidays can be a challenging time for a breastfeeding mother. Feeling the need to "get everything done" while also meeting the needs of a baby can be quite stressful. We want to encourage you to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your baby. We often use the oxygen mask analogy. On an airplane you are told to put your own oxygen mask on first so that you can then put an oxygen mask on your child. This is done so that you are able to care for your child in that emergency situation. In life we encourage you to do the same. Your health and well-being are of paramount importance to your children. Make sure that you are hydrating, resting, eating well and getting lots of snuggle time with your babies.
If you have any questions about breastfeeding during the Holidays feel free to stop by and see us at our Breastfeeding Center. We are always happy to help!
~Tina & Ginger