Category Archives: Newborns

Breastfeeding: 7 Strategies for Success

By: Dahlia Frydman, IBCLC & Doula One of the most frequent questions expectant moms ask me is: “How do I prepare to breastfeed? ” We used to tell moms they had to “toughen up their nipples” but now research has shown, (thank heavens) that “nipple toughening” makes no difference. Here are some practical tips to […]

A Doula’s Guide to Visiting New Parents

By: Haley Reen When I became a postpartum doula, it was because I love to be with new parents, to nurture them so that they may nurture their new baby. I love to hear fresh birth stories, I love to nourish with meals, and care with chores and empathy. It used to be that we […]

It Takes a Village

By: Simona Fino “Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.” Margaret Mead Most everyone acknowledges the importance of a village, yet our American culture places more value on the individual or […]