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Good Gut Flora for Families especailly New Moms and Babies!

Good Gut Flora for Families especailly New Moms and Babies!

Some suggestions how to offset the negative affects of antibiotics and work to have healthy flora balance in your gut at all times (especially pregnant and breastfeeding)! The best start for baby receiving and growing good gut flora is of course a vaginal delivery. When that is not an option, consider swabbing the inside of baby’s cheeks with microbes from the birth canal (if  mom is not battling an infection). For moms (dads and kids of all ages), we encourage consumption of fermented foods. Some ideas: Sauerkraut is easy to make, Raw is best, several brands available in grocery stores...

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JAMA recent study on Antibiotics

JAMA recent study on Antibiotics

 According to a recent study by Juvienle American Medical Association link here, one third of antibiotics given in the outpatient setting are unnecessary. 40% of adults and 70% of children take one or more antibiotic every year! This can do quite a bit of damage to the microbiome and affect the gut health of both mom and baby. The JAMA study, published in 2016, took a look at the prevalence of antibiotic prescriptions given between 2010 and 2011 in the United States.  Don't get me wrong- we are grateful for this medicine!  #1 reason was Sinusitus (Sinus Infection) - {Personal note: We...

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Tips and Tricks for Back-to-Work Pumping Success by Guest Blogger Mom Loves Best

Tips and Tricks for Back-to-Work Pumping Success by Guest Blogger Mom Loves Best

Heading back to work and not sure how you'll be able to have success pumping? Mom Loves Best has the tips and tricks you need to manage back-to-work pumping.

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Free The Girls - donate your used bras to support women

Free The Girls - donate your used bras to support women

Here at Bella Materna we are always seeking ways to pay it forward.  One of our favorite partnerships is with www.FreetheGirls.org.  Lets face it, when you become pregnant, you will be very unlikely to fit into that pre-pregnancy bra again.  Not necessarily because of weight gain, but the shape of your body, especially breasts will not be the same, and most likely not fit or uncomfortable in those bras.  What a great time to donate them to this organization and get a $5 credit toward your maternity and nursing bras from Bella Materna!  Read on to learn more about this...

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Breast Milk Soap

Breast Milk Soap

If you have leftover breast milk you can still use it!

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