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5 Things I Know About Bottle Feeding

Guest blog by Kate Herzel, professional doula and co-owner of Heartland Doulas. Congratulations! You’ve decided how you’re going to feed your baby, and we support your choice! Whether breast milk or formula, one thing is almost certain: You will probably feed your baby from a bottle, at some point. Here are five things I know about bottle[…]

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Why Would You Eat Your Placenta?

Seriously. Why would you? Maybe you Googled placenta encapsulation in Colorado because you heard about it somewhere and you need to know more. Maybe you or your partner aren’t completely sold yet. Maybe you’ve made your decision and you’re curious if there are other things you haven’t thought about. Whatever brought you here, welcome! I[…]

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What if I Don’t WANT to Breastfeed?

Then you don’t have to. It really is as simple as that. Over the last few years the push to get back to breastfeeding and increase the rates of long term breastfeeding has increased at a steady pace. We all know why it’s important, we all know the science, but there are many many reasons[…]

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Breastfeeding Sabotage in the 4th Trimester Part 5

So far in this series we’ve discussed how what you do in pregnancy, labor, and immediate hours after your baby is born can affect your breastfeeding relationship. Today we’re going to discuss the sabotage you may come across in your fourth trimester (the first three months after baby is born) and for the rest of your breastfeeding relationship. Having a Colorado Lactation Consultant come visit you in[…]

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Breastfeeding Sabotage in Labor (Part3)

In August I began a series about the many ways our breastfeeding relationships tend to get sabotaged here in the US. Some are intentional, but most are not. You can read the introduction here. Part two is Here. In this post we’ll discuss the next step in successful breastfeeding; how you birth your baby, and[…]

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Breastfeeding Sabotage Begins in the Womb part2

In August I made a quick post about the many ways our breastfeeding relationships tend to get sabotaged here in the US. Some are intentional, but most are not. Now I’d like to go into a little bit more detail on the first sabotage-SELF sabotage in the womb. Many people want to know what is[…]

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Breastfeeding Sabotage, An American Epidemic Part1

Is your breastfeeding relationship being sabotaged? Are you sure? Are you unknowingly sabotaging someone else’s breastfeeding relationship? How do you know? I am a labor doula, postpartum and infant care doula and childbirth educator. I am a mother of three with a variety of breastfeeding experiences. Over twenty years ago my own breastfeeding relationship was sabotaged[…]