Reviews and Blog Posts: breast feeding

Work. Pump. Repeat : the new mom's survival guide to breastfeeding and going back to work

by Jessica Shortall

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I thought this book was helpful, even though I was already back at work when I started reading it. There were tips and tricks that I hadn't been told or shown before hand. It also helped give me some confidence in the fact that sometimes there were going to be...

How exactly do you milk an almond? Eating a soy and dairy free diet.

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Having a daughter who is allergic to both dairy and soy is a challenge. Read on to find out how I have adjusted my diet in order to nurse a baby with food allergies.  Ice cream is still on the menu!

When I decided to breast feed my baby, I knew I would have to watch my diet, but I didn't know to what extent until my daughter's food allergies were diagnosed two months after she was born.
At first, avoiding foods with soy and dairy seemed almost impossible--grab any package from the shelves at your local grocery store and I can assure you that you will find the words, "contains soy" or "contains milk."  It's in everything!
Saying goodbye to cheese was hard, but I managed to find some tasty alternatives by reading up on food allergies at

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