Archive for August, 2010

childbirth labor relaxation exercise

Breathing Rhythmically and creating visualizations puts you relaxing momin touch with your inner strength and birthing power.

Use this exercise  any time during labor.

Take a deep breath in , breathing in energy , and sunlight  now blow out any tension and worry as you relax your jaw , face, shoulders arms…

Imagine you are breathing golden light into your womb, surrounding you and your baby with warm light.

Continue breathing  imagine  the sunlight  growing and warmth  is  filling your entire body

Let this warm light grow even more and direct out to surround you with a beautiful golden halo

If you still feel any tension or discomfort imagine the light massaging it away with its fingers of golden warm light

Breathing in energy and light and blowing out any tensions or worries

You got it you are doing great … smile

in joy

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breasteeding for todays parents

These words of wisdom come from Stepanie Moores website she is the owner of Becoming Mohters in Boulder, Co and you might recognize her  from the Small Wonders Childbirth DVD and her advice on breastfeeding she offers. Ifyou are in the  Denver/Boulder area be sure to check out her wonderful store    in joy dee*

 

Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing- BUT the reality is, there may be times, whether by necessity or choice, when you need to offer your baby a bottle. Finding a method that works for you and your baby (without sabotaging your breastfeeding routine) can be tricky. Although many companies claim their bottles are most like breastfeeding, no bottle nipple style is right for every baby.

A GOOD READ:

Balancing Breast & Bottle: Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goal

by Amy Peterson, IBCLC, and Mindy Harmer, CCC-SL

Authors Amy Peterson and Mindy Harmer help mothers solve the dilemma of how to feed a breastfed baby during separation, while protecting the breastfeeding relationship and making sure that every mother can reach her breastfeeding goals. The authors’ combined professions of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Speech-Language Pathologist bring two unique and informed perspectives in selecting and using artificial nipples for a breastfed baby. They will also address the following common concerns:

  • How a baby’s suck can be used to select the best bottle nipple?
  • Tips for collecting, storing, and stockpiling milk are included, along with various pumping scenarios to ensure that the baby’s bottles are loaded with as much breastmilk as possible.
  • How to find the ideal balance between breastfeeding, pumping, and bottle-feeding for their own family