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Admit it. Most nursing bras are kind of industrial-looking. At least that is what I thought when I was shopping around for a nursing bra. I also found that while breastfeeding is natural and wonderful, it is also difficult and complex and sometimes it really hurts! The best advice I could find was to use warm compresses before nursing and cold compresses afterwards. But nobody could give me any tips for how to make the whole compress thing practical or COMFORTABLE! So, my design was patented and Nizo Wear was born. I firgured while I was at it I should make them pretty as well. Nizo Wear makes nursing bras that are de both functional and pretty. Lace and rhinestones, playful prints, shapely lines, all designed to help you feel stylish and good again.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Breastmilk found to promote flora growth

Flora is something that is definitely not talked about enough. I had a good pediatrician who told me to sprinkle a probiotic in my infants milk/food when he had to go on antibiotics for an ear infection. But I am still amazed at how many people still do not know the benefits of probiotics and even more amazed/shocked that more doctors do not talk about it during visits! So hopefully this article will shed some light for those who do not yet know the importance of good intestinal bacteria. (I even give probiotics to our dog when she has loose stool....probably too much info there, but just a testament as to how much I love it...)
Do you regularly use probiotics too? Share your story...


Monday, August 27, 2012

How often should I be breastfeeding?

I just found this great article about how often you should breastfeed, written by a mother of four. I love how this sheds light on just how different every baby is and incourages you to listed to medical professionals but to ultimately do what feels right for you and baby. My son always fed more than the recommended 4 hours. Never once did I push him to go four hours because someone else said so. If he cried, and there was nothing that seemed to be out of place (wet diaper, too warm/cold, etc) I fed him. Maybe that was why he was consistently in the 90+ percentile for weight?? Needless to say breastfeeding every two hours can be normal for your baby. Side note, my son slimmed down once he started toddling around so have to fear. A fat baby does not mean they will stay that size forever. :) Check out this article, it is such a great read for breastfeeding moms!!

link http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/5f3b8aed#/5f3b8aed/10 Nicole

But I only have two hands...

I have often wondered how my friends with multiple children did it. How do you get it all done in a day and make it look so darn easy?? Then, one day my friends asked how I did it. They did not know how I was able to work outside of the home, grow a business and have a family? Some days I did not know either, and some days I did not do well with juggling it all. But, our conversations made me realize that many of us struggle with the same things even if the situation is different; whether we are a working mother or a stay at home mother. How do we really do it?? I really like this article because the very first point says the truth and that is we cannot do it all (although I am always amazed at just how much we can do). So many people tell you to let the house work go. Well, for some of us that works ok but for others of us that is the quickest way to eliminate our patience. Last week I could tell I had had enough. I then spent three and a half hours cleaning the next day and felt surprisingly happy (now, cleaning toilets does not always have this effect on me). Overall, this article is packed full of great tips that lets you know that it is ok that you cannot "do it all" and tells you to embrace your differences and to do what feels right for you and your family. Finally! Let me know if any tip speaks to you... Nicole