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November 12th, 2014 Breastfeeding, Bottles and Binkies

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One mom’s adventures dealing with milk supply, formula supplementing and nursing strikes My wonderful son has been a pistol from the beginning- always strong willed and independent-minded. Thankfully, he decided very early on that he loved to nurse. We had a great feeding relationship that came very easily and naturally right from the start. And […]

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November 4th, 2014 The Benefits of Repetitive Reading

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Everyone has one. That ONE book that you’ve read to your child 872 times… and they just can’t wait to hear it for the 873rd. We know you want this book to mysteriously disappear off the face of the Earth, never to be seen again. But, what you might not know is that by reading […]

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October 8th, 2014 Spinal Health of our Children

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It is common for someone to associate seeing a chiropractor for adult spinal health, but did you know some chiropractors specialize in care for pregnant mothers and children? You may be thinking, why would my child need to see a chiropractor? While some children may not express they have back pain, they may still be […]

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August 25th, 2014 5 Tips to Prepare for Breastfeeding

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I knew I wanted to breastfeed just as certain as I knew I wanted to birth my child at home.  These were the obvious natural choices for me.  But I also realized I needed to take a birth class and find a midwife to prepare for the birth, but I didn’t realize I would need […]

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July 22nd, 2014 Keep Cool During Baby wearing: Top Cool Carriers

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A concern a lot of parents have here in the south when it comes to baby wearing is the heat.  Summer may be almost over but it stays hot here in New Orleans well into October.  Having a baby carrier that will keep you and baby cool is a good idea if you ask me!  […]

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July 3rd, 2014 Top 5 Benefits of Childbirth Education

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1. Childbirth education classes build confidence in your body’s ability to give birth. 2. You can discuss and reduce your fears about labor, birth and parenting with your instructor and classmates who have the same concerns. 3. Your partner will learn how to support you on the big day. You may also find that going to childbirth classes […]

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June 18th, 2014 Locally Made: Grove Apotheca

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Grove Apotheca unintentionally began on a New Orleans summer day when I was battling a very itchy eczema flare-up.  After using products that failed my sensitive skin for 30+ years… I decided to make my own. These were my criteria: 1. Less ingredients is better 2. No synthetic chemicals 3. Only use the finest quality […]

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June 6th, 2014 Father’s Day Giveaway!

We love our ZukaDads as much as we love our ZukaMoms.  Everyday we get to meet dads and soon-to-be dads at every stage of their fatherhood journey. Comment on our blog below with advice for new dads or best advice you’ve heard for a father. Each comment and additional entry gives you a chance to […]

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June 6th, 2014 A High Five for Father’s Day

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  “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.” Bill Cosby As a wife and a new mom to two beautiful baby girls, I can honestly say I am seriously looking forward to spoiling my handsome hubby this June 15. Because he deserves it. For months I have been plotting and planning to […]

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June 4th, 2014 Dancing For Birth!

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Dancing For Birth ™ prenatal/postpartum dance classes offer a fun and relaxing atmosphere for you to prepare for, connect and celebrate your birth. Classes are designed to increase your comfort and confidence while gaining childbirth preparation skills and pain coping techniques that ready you for your unique birth experience. Weekly classes are offered to keep […]

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