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Pumpkin Spice Lactation Granola from Eat to Feed

  We're sharing one of our favorite lactation Fall recipes from Eat to Feed using Oat Mama's Brewer's Yeast.  "Our flagship granola recipe featuring the famous galactagogue trinity: oats, flax, and brewer's yeast. Maple-kissed and baked to golden perfection, our personal favorite go-to granola is studded with roasted pecans, pumpkin seeds, and crunchy puffed millet. If you've never baked a fresh granola at home, it is a life-affirming act. The warm, comforting aroma that envelops the kitchen is enough to give your milk a letdown. Sprinkle the granola on your oatmeal or smoothie, or enjoy a bowl with milk or mixed into yogurt. We also can't think of a more loving and thoughtful gift to bring to a new mom...

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Mama Spotlight: Delivering a Micro-Preemie

We're sharing Allison's story of giving birth to her son, Akin, at 24 weeks.      When I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd baby, it was 2 months before my 36th birthday. When I went to my initial doctor’s appointment they kept throwing out the phrase geriatric pregnancy! I was like, hold up, I’m barely 36 ya’ll! My other 2 pregnancies were healthy, natural, and without incident. I am a regular exerciser so of course this is what i did throughout the pregnancy. I had just had my 24th week of pregnancy (we had had a gender reveal party a week previous and found out we were having a 3rd boy). It was a Friday night and...

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Mama Spotlight: A Mother's Unique Perspective of Having Twins in the NICU

      Vanessa is a NICU nurse and mother to four, and she is currently pregnant with her second set of twins! Here she shares her thoughts about being a NICU nurse and her own experience as a NICU mother. I have been a NICU nurse for ten years. I knew right from the start when entering nursing school, I wanted to do something with kids, specifically babies. My first clinicals were with moms and babies and I was given the chance to take an infant to the NICU. This is where my decision was made and set in stone. The nurses working with the smallest of humans had me in awe and just knew that's where I was...

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6 Simple Postpartum Yoga Poses

    Once you’ve been cleared for gentle exercise postpartum, yoga can be an effective way to rebuild muscle tone, maintain the integrity of your spine and pelvic floor, and lift your mood. Especially for breastfeeding mamas, though, getting out of the house to a public yoga class can seem like a daunting prospect! Luckily, there are lots of simple poses that can be done at home without special equipment or props. Do one pose, or fit in the whole sequence to give your hardworking postpartum body a little love. 1. Belly Breath Begin to reconnect to your core after giving birth. Lying on your back, place one hand on your heart and one hand on your belly. Take a full...

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Lactation Chai Latte

 Lactation Chai Latte  Recipe 2 tea bags of Oat Mama Chai Spice Lactation Tea 4 ounces of water 4 ounces of coconut milk 1 tablespoon of honey Directions  1. Bring water and coconut mil to a boil in a small sauce pot. 2. Remove from heat and add both tea bags. 3. Steep for 5 to 6 minutes. 4. Remove tea bags and stir in honey.  5. Enjoy!    *Tip: Re-steep tea bags for an additional cup of tea.       

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