December 21, 2011
HadleyStilwell loves Hygeia!
Hygeia, who has long been commited to truly supporting nursing moms, recently posted on their blog with tips for maintaining a healthy breastfeeding relationship through the hectic, often stressful, holiday season. It's a worthwhile read for every nursing mom. It's another great reminder that we need to take care of ourselves now that we have a little one (or ones) depending on us. Just "pushing through" the stress without taking time to relax will often lead to hitting a wall and losing milk supply - definitely not what we want.
A few additional points:
- Fluctuations in milk supply are indeed messages from your body that you are run down. LISTEN and rest. Everything else will wait.
- Be assertive about drawing boundaries. If you are feeling run down and stressed, stop pushing yourself or saying yes to everyone and give yourself permission to just curl up on the couch with your baby.
- Remember that all of this is relevant to all nursing moms on-the-go at any time of the year.
Hygeia is a wonderful company that makes effective, shareable, green breast pumps that can be returned after use so they don't end up in a landfill. We love their products and encourage you to find out more! You can find Hygeia on Twitter (@HygeiaBaby) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/hygeiababy).
Enjoy the holidays, and we wish you and yours all the best for a happy and healthy 2012!
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