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My Breastfeeding Journey- By LeeAnn Palmer-Ward

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My Breastfeeding Journey- By LeeAnn Palmer-Ward

LeeAnn is the Strong Mama who is sharing her journey through Growing Our Ausome Family and LeeAnn Palmer Ward Fitness   In honour of international breastfeeding week, I thought I would share a bit about my journey. We have been through it all in the breastfeeding department. I haven’t always shared my struggles, although there have been plenty but this week especially I realize my struggles could be encouragement to others. . Seek out a lactation consultant, if in your heart breastfeeding what you truly feel you are meant to do there IS help. Baby #1 My first baby I wasn’t...

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More Than A Mom: Lost In A Dream vs a Seizure

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More Than A Mom: Lost In A Dream vs a Seizure

I realized while I was out for my walk this morning that I'd forgotten something really important that I wanted to share. Something very important.  The pause Let me explain. But before I get into it, I think it's important for you to know I'm talking about epilepsy. What do you know about seizures? Seriously think about it. What does a seizure look like? What do you know about seizures? What does a seizure look like? Now, where does your knowledge come from?   Now, where does your knowledge, of what a seizure looks like, come from? Think about it. TV?...

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More Than A Mom: My First Few Days as a New Mom

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More Than A Mom: My First Few Days as a New Mom

Our first few days   Our first diaper change as new parents was a complete disaster! My husband and I both are the last ones to have children in our family. We have a bunch of nieces and nephews, but we’ve never had to change diapers before. When the line on the diaper turned blue it was game time!   I can’t even describe what happened next. My now experienced brain can’t fathom what we were doing. He was laying down on the bed in front of me. Four adult hands, mine and my husbands. The dirty diaper came off,...

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More Than A Mom: Breastfeeding

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More Than A Mom: Breastfeeding

I’m going to jump ahead now to my breastfeeding journey. I breastfed my son for 13 months. There was some pumping and bottle feeding so my husband could feed him. Marcus took well to switching back and forth. He didn’t seem to care what nipple he got as long as it produced milk!   Even at 12 months old, He fed every 3-4 hours, except at night. And he was a slow feeder, he’d be on me for at least 1 hour. So by 13 months, I couldn’t spend 4-5 hours a day with a toddler on my breast. I...

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More Than A Mom: Part 1-3 Birth Story Concluded

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More Than A Mom: Part 1-3 Birth Story Concluded

My Journey Into Motherhood and Mothering a Special Needs Child. She said I was going to go fast! She called my OB and told him I was progressing quickly. They put in an IV, I don’t remember why, because I had progressed to quickly and drugs were no longer an option. I did have gestational diabetes so I’m not sure if it was a precaution for that. At 2:43 am I was ready to push. I had no idea how and even though labour had progressed quickly, I was exhausted and it felt like every-bone in my pelvis was shattering....

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