What are ‘lactation cookies’ and why are they all over Pinterest? | Fox News

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If you’re having trouble breastfeeding, you are not alone. As many as 92 percent of first-time mothers encounter issues, according to a Pediatrics study. Along with pain and trouble getting the baby to latch, low milk supply is one of the most distressing concerns for new moms. But many women swear that a special cookie (of all things) can work wonders, and it is taking off on Pinterest.

So-called “lactation cookies” have been around for ages, but pins for recipes like Miracle Milk Cookies and Coconut Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies have grown by a whopping 41 percent in the last year. And the cookies often rank among Pinterest’s top parenting searches.

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Mom Documents Journey To Deliver Second Set Of Twins

Three years after Weston and Erica had their firstdaughter, the California family was elated to find out they were having twins one boy and one girl. Four years later, something rather incredible happened, and it doesn’t happen very often. Erica was pregnant again… with twins. That’s right for a second time in less than five years, a second set of twins was on the horizon!And this time,they didn’t want to know the sex of the twins until theday of the delivery.

In November 2014, Weston andErica headed off to the hospital for induced labor. Doctors had to break Erica’s water because she was full-term at 38 weeks and a few days. Like a proud husband and father, Weston decided to document the big day. He filmed everything from the drive to the hospital and up until the magical moment the babies were delivered. Continue reading

Newborns Pose In Plaster Casts Of Their Moms’ Pregnant Bellies

Jocelyn Conway takes an original approach to newborn photos.

Since February 2015, the U.K. photographer has been taking pictures of babies in “bump bowls” — plaster casts of their mothers’ pregnant bellies.

These “bump bowl” picturesare a creative approach to newborn photography.

“I love the idea of the baby being back in its bump for a photo!” Conway told The Huffington Post. “The babies usually love being back in their casts! They seem to settle straight back in to their ‘home’ for the last nine months! It’s lovely to see!”

The photographer took a body casting course five years ago, and eventually came up with the idea for her now trademarked “Bump Bowl” project to put her new skills into practice. She generally makes the casts when the mother is about 34 to 36 weeks pregnant.

For the safety and comfort of the babies, each image is created as a composite of multiple photos, so the newborn is always physically supported in the bowl.

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Breastfeeding; A Feminist Issue Filled With Fraught

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Mothers who want to breast feed should make the right preparations, and know the best ways to achieve success, in order to give their babies this beneficial start in life.

l have just had a baby and have heard stories that it is impossible to get pregnant again while breast feeding. Is this true?
Has anyone ever tried this ‘method? If so, you can see the result for yourself. It is a fact that during breast feeding your hormone balance is altered in such a way that you usually have no periods and the release of eggs from your ovaries tends to be suppressed. But this is by no means a reliable contraceptive and it is wise to take precautions against getting pregnant again while breast feeding—unless, of course, you want another baby in a year. Continue reading

Having A Baby VS Having A Cat (9 Pics)

Matthew Inman, the brilliant cartoonist behind the highly successful Oatmeal webcomic, has created a hilarious comic that compares and contrasts the wonders of cat ownership with the horrors of having a baby.

Whether or not you agree with his points, he is definitely worth following – his comics run from the inspiring and informative to the hilarious and gross! Continue reading

Mom Illustrates Her Everyday Pregnancy Problems (20+ Pics)

Line Severinsen, an illustrator animator and mother of two in Bergen, has a funny series of simple webcomics that share some of the challenges and everyday realities of being an expectant mom. We all know motherhood can be tough, but her comic – Kos og Kaos, or “Cuddles and Chaos” in English – illustrates these struggles in a fun and approachable way.

Severinsen started her comic when she was pregnant in 2012, and continued it after a brief hiatus when she was pregnant with her second child (who was born in May of this year). Let us know in the comment section, mommies did she get it right?

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New Maternity Beds Will Revolutionize Hospitals For Mothers Forever

A Dutch hospital is revolutionizing maternity care with its unique, clip-on, baby bassinets. Gelderse Vallei’s extended stay webpage explains that, if mothers need to stay at the hospital longer, the hospital will make every effort to keep the mother and child together. These special cribs make the stay that much more comfortable.

“Mother and child are thus close together and can touch each other without the intervention of a nurse,” the hospital website explains. “Breastfeeding is easier because the baby is nearby. Especially after a cesarean delivery, if the mother is not very mobile for a few days, the manger has great advantages. The mother can not help the baby to take with them and put them back.”

A Dutch hospital is revolutionizing maternity care with its unique, clip-on, baby bassinets

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