Lactation Cookies So Amazing Your Partner Will Steal Them

Lactation Cookies So Amazing Your Partner Will Steal Them

What's the deal with lactation cookies?

Lactation cookies are cookies that contain galactagogues, substances believed to increase milk supply.  While I do not want to put forth or reinforce the idea that you need extra stuff or a special diet in order to successfully breastfeed (most women don't), or that lactation cookies should be your first go-to if you have concerns about milk supply (they shouldn't), I do believe in trying something for yourself to see if it works for you, as long as it won't harm you (and especially if the thing in question is this delicious).

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Laughing Gas for Labor? Nitrous Oxide Now Offered at St. Mary's in Madison

Laughing Gas for Labor? Nitrous Oxide Now Offered at St. Mary's in Madison

As previously written in the blog I wrote about labor coping strategies, the most common pain management options during labor in this country include IV opioid or epidural medication.  Recently however, an additional option became available at St. Mary's here in Madison-  nitrous oxide.  Read on to learn more about the history of the use of "laughing gas" in labor, how it works, the benefits, the risks, and what the experts are saying.

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Cesarean Births are Births Too

Cesarean Births are Births Too

About a third of all babies born in this country are born by Cesarean Section.  There is often talk of what percentage of C-sections are truly necessary, and whether common practices in obstetrics could be leading to the climbing C-section rate.  That's not what this post is about. What I feel really needs to be discussed is the fact that Cesarean births are indeed births too.

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