Author Archives: Sera Ansardi

How To Create (and Keep!) A Virtual-School Schedule

Keeping your kids on schedule while virtual schooling can be a struggle. Although your school district may be doing a great job at implementing “periods” and mandatory class sessions to ensure that everyone stays on track during the actual school day, that isn’t always enough. What goes down during the evening and morning hours during the virtual-school semester also has

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How Racial Disparities Are Hindering Breastfeeding Success

It’s easy to assume that breastfeeding is universally accessible to all mothers, but in reality, this sentiment could not be further from the truth. Although breastfeeding rates in America have continued to rise over the past several decades, when we break down the demographics behind this upward trend, we start to spot some startling inequities.  For example, the breastfeeding initiation

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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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