Nesting Days Blog

As a postpartum doula, one of the first things I help my clients do is develop a Nesting Strategy around three key objectives: 1.) getting adequate rest and good nutrition to facilitate healing and lactation, 2.) delegating tasks to others so that she can focus is on nurturing herself and her baby, 3.) and spending lots of time skin-to-skin with her newborn.
Kristen LaValley had so much difficulty breastfeeding her first child that she eventually gave up. I asked her to tell her story of how she listened to her instincts, went skin-to-skin, and used the Nesting Days carrier to successfully nurse her second child.

Let’s face it, no matter how thrilled you are with your new baby, you still need to be able to perform simple functions to get through the day.

As a postpartum doula, I encourage new mothers to slow down and give their bodies time to recover from pregnancy and delivery, and to get to know their babies, but you can go stir-crazy without some mobility.

Congratulations, new mama!

Your baby is finally here and how precious and sweet it is to hold them, smell them and marvel at that perfect (and tiny!) body. Is there anything cuter than baby feet? I don’t think so.

Hey Kids, want to go on a teddy bear hunt? Bay Area neighbors have come together with a great way to entertain kids who are stuck at home while practicing social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Five years ago, on November 17th, 2014, I had the good fortune to travel to Rwanda to take part in the First Kangaroo Mother Care Product Forum at the bequest of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On World Prematurity Day 2019 the journey continues...may our little lights shine all around the world. ❤️👶
Today, Tuesday, Nov 19, a group of 40 children and adults representing The Butterfly Effect Migration Project' have traveled from the Bay Area to Washington, D.C., with 15,000 hand-made paper butterflies. 🦋
Today begins World Breastfeeding Week, devoted to listening to the collective feminine voice of millions of breastfeeding mothers around the world.

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