We’ve-Gone-Bananas Postpartum Mini-Pancakes

This recipe is a super way to get some extra protein in with the nut butter, and they’re tasty too. I like to add flaxseed to the mix for extra fiber or blueberries for some color–totally optional! Preheat frying pan or griddle on stovetop. Coat the inside of the pan with 1-2Tbsp coconut oil to…

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Oh no! My Baby Won’t Take a Bottle!

You had all these ideas about how you would breast feed your baby for those first few weeks after you brought them home. Your pediatrician had recommended that you wait 3 or 4 weeks before you started bottle feeding, so that your breastfeeding relationship was well established. It’s all going so well! But, you had…

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Bathing Your Baby

delay babys first bath

One of the most common issues that families want help with, and rightfully so, is bathing their baby. This can seem so intimidating, considering this tiny little life you have in your arms, how fragile they seem….and all the instructions the hospital gave you about keeping the umbilical cord stump dry. Let’s take a look…

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Choosing Your Baby’s Healthcare Provider

There are several types of medical care providers that you can bring on board to your team to assist you as you care for and raise your baby. These providers include Pediatricians, Nurse Practitioners or Family Practice Doctors. But what route is best? What are the benefits to one over the other? And where can…

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Detroit Motor City bad-to-the-bone broth

This is one of my favorite recipes to make in the chilly months of the year here in Michigan. But, apart from that, it’s just one of the most nutritious, easy things you can eat in the days and weeks postpartum. And you can drink it one handed while you hold your baby in your…

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The Golden Hour

You might know what the ‘Golden Hour’ is in the context of medicine(that critical time when getting treatment or medicine on board will have more benefits and potentially save a life)….many of our clients and students speak this language fluently. But, do you know what the golden hour after birth is? Well, let’s hear this…

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Tree Town Taco Tuesday!

This is a super easy, crowd pleasing, home-run recipe. It’s great on a Tuesday (or any day) because it’s a fast meal that everyone can customize to their likes. It packs plenty of protein, good fats, carbs and extra fiber. Yes, you need that. Trust me….you need that. Ingredients: 1lb ground turkey (choose organic), 1…

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When To Hire a Postpartum Doula

So when should you hire a postpartum doula? The bigger question is-what IS postpartum doula support? The bigger question needs to be answered first-what IS postpartum doula support?  According to the American Pregnancy Association, ‘a postpartum doula provides evidence based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, infant soothing,…

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West Bloomfield Chocolate Cherry Oats

Really just the best dang oats ever! This was most definitely a win…. So you all get to benefit from my experimentation in the kitchen. I hope you’ll check it out!  Whether you’re recovering postpartum or you’re a year, two or 10 out from having your babies. Or, you’ve never had babies and you just…

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What is a baby nurse vs a postpartum doula?

Baby Nurse

What is a ‘baby nurse’ anyway?  Many families are familiar with the concept of a night nurse or baby nurse. But what are baby nurses and why would someone want to hire one for their family? The term ‘baby nurse’ really is interesting, because the person acting in this role is not an RN/LPN (a…

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