Author Archives: Sera Ansardi

5 Fascinating Breastfeeding Rituals From Around The World

Breastfeeding is a universal practice that transcends all borders and cultures. All around the world, women work hard to provide their babies with optimal nutrition that only breastmilk can provide. Although the benefits of breastfeeding and the practice itself are global, the superstitions, myths, and rituals that surround breastfeeding tend to vary greatly depending on the mother’s cultural heritage. Do

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5 Fascinating Facts About Colostrum- Your Baby’s First Superfood

Colostrum, also known as “life’s first food,” is the primary form of milk produced by a mammals’ mammary glands immediately following the delivery of the newborn. This thick, sticky, concentrated substance is often yellow, clear, or white. It begins production around 16-22 weeks gestation, although this often isn’t evident to the mom-to-be since it typically isn’t easily expressed and often

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Our Top 6 Breastfeeding Benefits For Moms

Much of the conversation surrounding breastfeeding usually involves its benefits for babies, but did you know that breastfeeding also has substantial health benefits for new moms? Often referred to as “liquid gold” or “natures perfect food,” breast milk is not only a powerhouse of nutrients, stem cells and antibodies for your baby but according to well-established research, even the act

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New Study Finds That Exercise During Pregnancy Increases The Benefits Of Breast Milk

We all know about the numerous benefits of both breastfeeding and exercise, but did you know that these two seemingly unrelated subjects actually have a positive correlation? Recently, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine found that exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of severe health

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Transmission Of COVID-19 During Childbirth Is Uncommon, According To New Study

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has profoundly impacted how we live our lives. From social distancing to working from home and keeping up with the ever-changing data, it’s safe to say, we’re all trying our best to stay informed and make educated decisions for ourselves and our families. One demographic in particular who has been especially impacted by the looming

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Dads Rock! 29 Photos Of Fathers In The Delivery Room

It’s no secret that becoming a parent is a profoundly transformative experience. For mothers, this undergoing often starts as early as conception and only intensifies throughout gestation. But fathers, on the other hand, often report feeling as though their impending parenthood doesn’t always feel “real” throughout their partner’s pregnancy- until they find themselves in the delivery room! There is something

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UNICEF: Breastfeeding With COVID19- Benefits Outweigh The Risk

Since the onset of the COVID19 outbreak, organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Centers For Disease Control have been grappling with whether or not breastfeeding mothers should be encouraged to continue nursing. Unfortunately, these critical conversations often came with some conflicting viewpoints, making it difficult for mothers to make an informed decision for themselves and their families.

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