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A Walk Down Earth Mama Lane

In some ways it’s hard to believe it’s been ten years and in others it seems like I’ve been immersed heart-and-soul in Earth Mama for a lifetime.  This business has been like a child. Its birth only happened after a long gestation period. In this case I studied, gardened, blended and formulated, learning how to extract [...]

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Support with Integrity Breastfeeding Pledge

Over the past 10 years, Earth Mama has worked closely with, and supported, a tremendous cadre of knowledgeable, generous, and loving advocates who support breastfeeding women with evidence-based research: professionals, non-profits, educators, manufacturers of breastfeeding products, and breastfeeding mothers, both experienced as well as first timers. They all want the same thing – to offer support. [...]

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Postpartum Depression Resources

Postpartum Depression Resources, compiled by Jennifer McNichols, Z Recommends Postpartumprogress.com – Postpartum Progress is consistently named one of the best blogs about depression and/or pregnancy. Motherhoodunadorned.com – Christi blogs about postpartum depression, mental health issues, and suicide prevention. Mypostpartumvoice.com – Lauren hosts a chat about PPD on Twitter every Monday and also features “My Postpartum [...]

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Postpartum Depression: One Mama’s Story

by Jennifer McNichols, Z Recommends My first and only child was born about 7 years ago. I don’t remember much about the first six months of her life because I suffered from postpartum depression after her birth. Those first six months are pretty hazy in my memories. I remember asking multiple times if something was [...]

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PPD: How to Help

So how can you help a mom who is dealing with postpartum depression? What can you say or do? Or what should you NOT say or do? Don’t offer to hold the baby while mom does the laundry/dishes/cleaning/cooking. Offer to do the work instead! Don’t tell mom to pick herself up by her bootstraps/keep a [...]

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Questions about Milk Banking?

Oregon and the Northwest have the highest breastfeeding rates in the nation, yet our hospitals currently order donor human milk from milk banks in Colorado or California. Sometimes these milk banks cannot fully supply regional needs for donor human milk due to low supplies. “It’s a travesty that we don’t have this option for local [...]

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