Why is This SO Hard?!? Early Breastfeeding Challenges and How To Overcome Them

Why is This SO Hard?!? Early Breastfeeding Challenges and How To Overcome Them

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and we’re celebrating any parent that has tried to breastfeed (you get to define “try” anyway you like). Whether you provided one drop of breastmilk or several years worth or anything in between, you deserve to be celebrated. Because breastfeeding is HARD. If you’re in the early stages of establishing that relationship, then this blog is for you.

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You're Not a Perfect Mom And Here's Why

You're Not a Perfect Mom And Here's Why

How many times a day have you looked at your new baby, looked around your home, and crucified yourself because you are not a perfect mom? How many times a day do you beat yourself up because this new parenthood thing is SO different from how you imagined it would be? We see you. And we’ve got something we need to say to you.

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Bottle-Feeding Baby: The How, When, and Why

Bottle-Feeding Baby: The How, When, and Why

At Doulas of Raleigh, we support ALL of our clients’ feeding choices - breast, bottle, formula, a little bit of everything. Today we’re tackling questions about bottle-feeding. Introducing a bottle might sound simple, but there’s probably more to it than you know. Take a look.

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Black Breastfeeding Week Guest Post

Black Breastfeeding Week Guest Post

In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, we invited Emerald to write about her experience as a Black Mother who breastfeeds as well as her experience as a lactation support professional. Thank you, Emerald, for writing this and sharing your experiences with us. 

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