Breastfeeding and Travel: Make Your Trip a Positive Experience with These Vacation Nursing Tips

Traveling with your little one can be intimidating for baby and mom. You both are out of your normal routine, sleeping in a different bed, adjusting to new surroundings, possibly a new time zone. Of course we don’t want our babies to feel uncertain and scared. Fortunately, one thing that will remain stable for your baby is the comfort and nourishment they receive from breastfeeding. Have you ever heard the expression “milk coma”? That’s how my babies get when I nurse them- regardless of whether we are on a plane, the beach, a busy city, or, late at night, in an unfamiliar bed.

My name is Sarah and I am the owner of sarahctravels.com, a family travel blog. My boys are ages 4 and 1 and I have nursed both of them for the first 18+ months of their lives, including during our travels. I’ve nursed my babies in 30+ different countries all around the world. Not that I’m a breastfeeding expert, but I have found that nursing while traveling makes the whole experience so much easier!!

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10 Ways to Reduce Postpartum Blues

10 Way to Reduce Postpartum Blues

The first six weeks after you have a baby can be rough. You are most likely emotional, exhausted, anxious, lonely, stressed, fearful…the list of feelings goes on. There is a lot to learn about your new baby and so much to do. Most of the six weeks will be spent nursing/feeding, changing diapers, cuddling with this small human you love beyond comprehension, and trying to get said human to sleep. During these six weeks, doctors advise parents to limit baby’s exposure to crowds so his immune system has a chance to strengthen. While your first priority is certainly going to be your baby, this is an important time to take care of yourself too. Taking care of yourself is one of the best ways to care for your baby. Here are 10 ways you can reduce postpartum blues in the first six weeks.

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Baby and Toddler Approved Meal Ideas

Toddler Meal Ideas

It seems that lately we’ve been hearing a lot of our mom friends complaining about getting their kids to eat…well, eat healthfully. As moms of toddlers ourselves, we face this struggle on an everyday basis. Of course we want our kids to eat healthfully. But sometimes we just want our kids to eat something…ok, anything even, that qualifies as healthy. This can be a tall order in our households, because like all moms, we are constantly on the go. Most days, we need meals that meet the following busy mom criteria: (1) super quick, (2) totally delicious, and (3) contain nutritional value. So today we are focusing on baby and toddler approved meal ideas that you both will feel good about. They hit all three busy mom criteria, and added bonus…you’ll love them too! (let’s be serious, we moms need quick and healthy solutions too)

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