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Eight Best Products for Moms Nursing or Pumping Breastmilk

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Learning how to nurse or pump breastmilk for a newborn baby is not for the faint of heart and has it challenges. There are eight products that I have found that are absolutely essential in helping to alleviate some of the stress experienced during this season of life. Read more to find out what they are!

Abdominal Binders Post Cesarean Section

So much is “new and unknown” when becoming a new mom, especially for the first time. How to optimize your recovery if you have a cesarean section though should not be unclear. This post explains what an abdominal binder is and how it may help with pain control, improve mobility status, facilitate muscle recovery, and manage symptom distress post-operatively.

Back to the Basics – A Simple Exercise Program to Help Facilitate Function and Flatten the ‘Mommy Tummy’

Moms everywhere may need to take it back to the basics to reach their fitness goals. A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy outlines a specific abdominal retraining exercise program that helped postpartum women decrease the inter-recti distance below their belly button. In decreasing the gap, they are demonstrating better pressure management and mastering of activating the abdominal muscles efficiently so they can be strengthened effectively. This will avoid putting outward pressure on the abdominal wall which inevitably prevents losing the mommy tummy. A little bit of patience and a lot of committed mindfulness for technique can go a longs way.

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Aerobic Exercise During Pregnancy: Its Relationship with Childhood Obesity

Optimal health starts at a very early age. In fact, it begins prenatally, or in the mother’s womb. Maternal exercise has been proven to be one component to promoting a healthy start for your baby. Specifically, aerobic exercise has a positive impact on an infant’s nervous system development of motor skills at one month of age.

Travel Tips + Four Important Stretches to do at the Airport

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Want to know some of the best mom hacks to traveling with kids through an airport? In today’s post, we’ll discuss tips to help your next airplane ride and public transportation experience with children go more smoothly. It’s quite possible you may feel exhausted just getting through security and to your gait while handling luggage and children, and if chasing kids around the airport while you wait to board the plane isn’t enough exercise in itself, read further. This post also teaches you four simple ways to keep your body moving and feeling well while at the airport to prevent that post-travel stiffness and soreness we all dread.

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Tummy Time for Mom and Baby

Most are familiar with the recommendation, “back to sleep, tummy to play”. The time your baby spends on his or her tummy is essential for developing the muscles of his or her neck, back, and shoulders in order to meet important motor milestones. What can you do to help your baby succeed at enjoying playtime on his or her tummy while giving yourself some much needed self-care at the same time? This blog covers ways for you to strengthen your own muscles while encouraging your baby to do so too during tummy time together.