My Breastfeeding Experience

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I have always been fascinated by breastfeeding and am so happy to be able to experience it now with our little Nailah. In this post I am sharing my breastfeeding experience, what it means to me and how I am using breastfeeding not only to bond with our Nailah but to practice self-care as well.
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Dealing With the Physical Changes of Pregnancy

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Part of pregnancy is a changing body. All pregnant women have to deal with it. For some the changes are bigger than for others, but all of us experience changes. Not all changes are always visible to others and it often takes a while until others can see any changes, but the women itself can notice them as early as in the first month of pregnancy. The changes do not disappear with the birth, but stay for some time. Like with everything we can’t prevent it is most helpful to learn to deal with it in a positive way instead of complaining about it.
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How to Keep Calm When Your Baby Is Crying

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Nailah is now eight weeks old and within these eight weeks we have gone through days of almost no crying at all to days with a lot of crying. We are learning to differentiate between the different cries, trying to understand what Nailah needs when she cries. Hearing Nailah cry can be challenging and sometimes I wish she could speak in a language we understand and tell us what is wrong so that we can give her what she needs. This is obviously not an option and that is why we as parents need to learn to deal with our baby crying. In the past weeks I have been working on learning ways to keep calm also in moments where Nailah cries for longer periods of time or in public spaces.
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Easy-To-Make Breakfast Recipes for Breastfeeding Moms

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Within the next weeks I’ll be sharing some easy-to-make highly nutritious breakfast cookies/bars. They are perfect for breastfeeding moms. All of them are easy to prepare, can be stored, and are high in nutrition. Breastfeeding (and taking care of a baby) is energy draining for the body and it is therefore very important to eat nutritious food. These cookies and bars are not just great for breastfeeding moms but anyone who does not like to spend time on preparing breakfast every morning or can be used as snacks throughout the day.
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Beginning A Yoga Practice: The Challenges & How to Overcome Them

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Many people who are looking to start yoga normally have two main concerns: where to start and the thought of not being flexible enough. Both of which can make yoga seem daunting. As a yogini, and particularly a yoga teacher hearing someone say “I can’t do yoga, I am not flexible enough” is one of the most bothersome things to hear. Only because the asana practice (postures) is not at all about being flexible! The practice of the postures is to help gain flexibility and strength within the body.
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My Birth Preparation

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A big part of my pregnancy journey was preparing for birth. As I wrote in my previous posts from the beginning of my pregnancy on I set my mind to wanting to experience my pregnancy positively on a physical and mental level. I had the same intention for birth and I knew that a positive and natural birth experience required preparation. Giving birth definitely is not easy. It is a mental and physical marathon and to be able to successfully run a marathon one needs to train well and do so over an extended period of time.
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