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LET’S TALK

  • 28
    Jun
    Breastfeeding
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    Let's Talk - Breastfeeding - Black Mothers United

    The following information was obtained from WebMD.com If you're planning to breastfeed, remember it's just like learning any other new skill. And you get better with practice. Here's how to prepare. Get Info Talk to your OB and pediatrician about breastfeeding. Read a few books, such as the New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Don't Go It Alone See if your hospital has a lactation consultant to help new moms learn about breastfeeding. Many hospitals offer this service for free. If not, consider hiring a certified lactation consultant yourself. For more information, contact the International Lactation Consultant Association. Keep handy your lactation coach's and pediatrician's phone numbers. Prepare Yourself Mentally Practice relaxation techniques, such

  • 28
    Jun
    Nutrition
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    The following information was obtained from American Pregnancy.org Without a doubt, a nutritious, well-balanced eating plan can be one of the greatest gifts you give to your soon-to-be-born baby. Pregnancy nutrition is essential to a healthy baby. Ideally, adopting a healthy eating plan before pregnancy is best. No matter how many weeks are left on your countdown calendar, it’s never too late to start! Supplying your own body with a tasty blend of nutritious foods can not only improve your fertility, keep you feeling healthy during pregnancy, and pave the way for an easier labor, but it can also help to establish essential building blocks of growth and overall health for your child. The food we eat on a daily