Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control

Updated June 6th 2022 You’ve likely had someone tell you that you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding only to have someone else tell you they got pregnant 3 months after having a baby What’s the right answer? Should you be able to rely on breastfeeding as a method of birth control? You can get pregnantContinue reading “Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control”

Starting Solids: a bittersweet milestone

Updated February 1st 2022 Starting solids is such an exciting milestone! Your baby has reached a new developmental stage and they are about to try foods other than breastmilk or formula for the first time. This milestone can also bring a lot of questions, worry and overwhelm. Questions about which foods to start with, baby-ledContinue reading “Starting Solids: a bittersweet milestone”

Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System

So it seems everyone is trying to avoid getting sick by buying all the hand sanitizer (and toilet paper?). The problem with that is, effective hand washing with plain ol’ soap and water is actually MORE effective at removing surface bacteria than hand sanitizer. Using an all purpose castille soap such as Dr. Bronner’s willContinue reading “Natural Ways to Support Your Immune System”

Could you be iron deficient?

Updated May 19th 2021 Are you constantly tired? Do you feel weak? Do you have brittle nails and hair? What about shortness of breath or weak concentration? If you answered yes to any of these, you might be iron deficient (or anemic, just keep reading) and not even know it. Did you know iron deficiencyContinue reading “Could you be iron deficient?”

Could you benefit from a probiotic?

Did you know, our bodies have more bacteria in our digestive tract than we do cells in our body Do you need a probiotic? Well, do you drink caffeine? What about alcohol? Do you have any skin irritations such as rashes or eczema? Have you ever taken an antibiotic? And yes, the one you tookContinue reading “Could you benefit from a probiotic?”