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Tips for sucessful breast pumping

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Just in case you cannot see the image above; here is the information in copy form: when babies start to breast-feed, they sucklewith rapid sucking motions and low suction strength – this causes the milk to release by stimulating the milk release reflex. this effect can be replicated by startingwith a higher cycle level (e.g. 8 bars) and selecting a weaker vacuum. when themilk begins to release, reduce the cycles by pressing the down arrow and strengthenthe vacuum by pressing the up-arrow until you find the most comfortable level for you.the milk ejection reflex may occur later when pumping than...

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What Happens to a Woman's Brain When She Becomes a Mother

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This article suggests it could be valuable to breastfeed; even if you are formula feeding. The act of breastfeeding or ‪#‎allattateli‬ garners healthy response in newborns. There is more to it than just the milk! "Breastfeeding mothers show a greater level of [brain] responses to baby's cry compared with formula-feeding mothers in the first month postpartum," Kim said. "It's just really interesting. We don't know if it's the act of breastfeeding or the oxytocin or any other factor." See whole article from The Atlantic here.    

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Thoughts on raising a balanced person

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Entering the journey into parenthood, whether it is your first child or your last child, the learning curve is ever growing. The female vs male traits, the birth order, the family circumstances...every possible combination to keep us parents on our toes. I found this article helpful, my little ones are now 10 and 6.  The lessons learned here are helpful with a brand new baby or any age!  NY Times | Raising a Moral Child  I don't know if the title of the piece (Raising a Moral Child) is really the best, it seems that a better title would be...

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