Posts Tagged: women

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Oatmeal chocolate chip lactation cookies

Want a yummy way to keep up nutrients important for the support of breastfeeding? Try lactation cookies! Lactation cookies contain nutrients that promote lactation. • Brewer’s yeast contains iron, protein, and other vitamins and minerals that promote milk supply. It is believed to help with fatigue and the “baby blues.” • Oats are high in…
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What is the fourth trimester?

The first 12 weeks with a newborn can be some of the most exciting and wonderful, yet also exhausting and challenging. Both you and your baby are making huge transitions and are learning from each other each step of the way. While giving birth is the end of your pregnancy journey, many health care providers…
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Self-care tips for new moms

When you are a new mom, practicing self-care can be challenging, but it is also very important.  Being on and at the ready for your children at all times can cause burnout and make things that could be everyday treasures feel like everyday chores. When your newborn arrived, you might have been so focused on…
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Planning your pregnancy

In celebration of Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17), maternal health care providers are educating the community about Black maternal health. Topics range from racial disparities in maternal mortality (42.8 deaths per 100,000 births) and morbidity (166% higher compared to white women) to sharing pregnancy and birth stories from other Black community members. When planning…
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