When we talk about the postpartum period, we tend to concentrate on the help and rest that mom needs after the labor and birth. In our often nuclear families, the expectation is that dad will automatically do the bulk of the work that needs to be done around the house. He is also expected to take on the additional responsibility of caring for a mother that truly needs her rest so she can focus on baby. Read more
We are pleased to bring a guest post to you today from Mellanie Sheppard, IBCLC. Mellanie is an experienced Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who stars in our breastfeeding DVD, “Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE.” Mellanie is a wealth of knowledge and we are so excited to have her write about the topic of Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT) today.
An important part of our mission at Birth Boot Camp is to encourage and truly support mothers in breastfeeding. From day one we have had on staff an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Mellanie Sheppard, and every one of our students receives a two-disk breastfeeding DVD titled: Breastfeeding: the Ultimate MRE.
Breastfeeding is something that we plan for before the birth of our baby, but few of us prepare like we should. While very natural, it doesn’t always come easily and arming yourself with resources to support breastfeeding is a useful way to make it more successful.
Circumcision. It’s one of THOSE issues, hot button topics that really hit on people’s nerves and conversations get really heated, really fast. When I first began researching circumcision during my first pregnancy, I found that it was very difficult. It seemed like everything I found was either vehemently anti-circumcision or vehemently pro-circumcision. It was not easy to find out just the facts, or for me to understand the way that circumcision is viewed in our culture today. Read more