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A mama and her milk: A breastfeeding love story

August 1–7 is World Breastfeeding Week. The theme for 2018 is Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life. Find more posts about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding and pumping here.  The time has come again. The last bag of breast milk has left my freezer. The special deep freeze we bought specifically to store my breast milk after […]

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Why I Exclusively Pump – and Pumping Tips for you

Of all topics about parenting, I was surprised that exclusive pumping gets the most blank stares or strongest reactions from fellow mothers. Exclusive pumping is breastfeeding without nursing. I only express my milk and don’t nurse. I explain it to mothers of all kinds, and the majority of the time the reply is, “That would […]

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Mercy Pregnancy and Birthing Classes

Pregnancy and Birthing Classes: an Education for Two!

Pregnancy and birthing classes: What you and your partner can learn Having a baby and not sure where to start? Consider Mercy’s educational classes! All of the classes are personalized, interactive, and taught by certified childbirth educators. Their comprehensive curriculum is designed so you can participate in an array of classes – free of charge – from the […]

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Quinn’s Cookies: Not Just for Lactating Mamas

If you were lucky enough to attend to our recent BLOOM Event for New & Expecting Moms, you got the chance to taste the area’s newest, most delicious chocolate chip cookies EVER! We were honored to feature cookies from Quinn’s Cookies in Urbandale at our event and believe strongly you should try them, too. Whether you’re a lactating […]

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