The human placenta is an amazing organ. Its genetic code is actually written by the Fathers DNA! It helps sustain life to your baby for 40 + weeks. It has 1 vein and two arteries. Every minute, 20% of the maternal blood supply passes through the placenta! Those are just SOME amazing facts about the placenta!
Honoring the Placenta Through Art
Some families are choosing Placenta Encapsulation (we'll talk more about that in another blog post), and along with that, Placanta Art. Placenta Art honors the beauty of this amazing organ and provides parents with a very unique keepsake. Parents may keep the prints and/or photos in a scrap book, or hang them in their child's nursery. I feel the placenta is such a fascinating organ and really enjoy providing my clients with the finished products.
Breastfeeding and pumping moms are raving about this new accessory - the Haakaa Silicone Breastpump! So simple, and convenient - this tiny pump packs a lot of punch. Moms have been using it one one side, while the feed their baby on the other, or using it after the first mornings feed to get more comfortable if they're still feeling full. There is no motor, no moving parts - it works by you creating a suction on the breast with the device and negative pressure is what drains the milk out. I was sent a sample to try out and I'm giving it two thumbs up!! It was really easy to clean, too! As soon as our shipment is here, we will have it for sale! Stay up to date by "liking" our Facebook Page!
Easy to use. No small parts. No assembly required. Simply suction to your breast and let the pump do the work for you as it draws your milk using suction.
Especially soft and comfortable - made from 100% food grade silicone.
Perfect for travelling. Cord free. Do not need to be charged or plugged in. Fit perfectly into any handbag or diaper bag.
Easy to clean. Can be sterilized with any steam sterilizing system or boiling water.
BPA, PVC and Phthalate free.
Compatible with all Haakaa wild neck bottles.
Clean after each use. Do not use bleach based detergent.
Size: 4 oz (100 ml)
Product dimension: H 5.7 in (14.5 cm); W 2.2 in (5.6 cm); flange DIA 3.4 in (8.5 cm)
Designed in New Zealand, manufactured responsibly in China
Check out this SWEEET new teether on the market, from Baby SweeTooth! Available in 4 fun flavors (colors), they are super fun for your little one! They have a light vanilla scent to them - FDA Approved!
We are fully stocked with them and will be for sale when we re-open in September at our new location! Didn't know we moved? Signup for our newsletter to stay up to date with all things MBN!
National Breastfeeding Month and The Global Big Latch On!
August is National Breastfeeding Month, with the first week designated as World Breastfeeding Week. During WBW, Big Latch Ons are held at registered locations around the world. The first Big Latch On had 2 participating countries ... in 2015 there were 28! The Big Latch on is an advocacy event focusing on peer support and community development, aiming to strengthen overall support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women globally.
Water Street Big Latch On
This year on August 5th, I had the opportunity to host a local Big Latch On at the Water Street Park in Hellertown, PA. Our sponsor was Children's HealthCare/The Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center. They are an amazing group of pediatricians, lactation consultants, and other practitioners located in Allentown, PA. Jodi Chandler Photography generously donated her time to photograph the Big Latch On - checkout the slideshow below for some photos! The morning of the event we had over 100 registered participants! Our youngest participant was 8 days old, and our oldest was 35.5 months! Our official numbers are below:
We couldn't have done it without you...
Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center
St. Luke's Riverside Women's HealthCare
Jodi Chandler Photography
A. Marie Photography
Shear Impressions Salon
Heather Silman Photography
The Breastfeeding Shop
Super Car Seat Geek
Seasons of Life Obstetrics
Poofy Organics by Lauren H.
Michael Perry Salon
As You Wish Gifts
Janell Connelly LuLaRoe
Siobhan Pfeifer 31 Gifts
Paige Elizabeth Lactation Cookies
Sandi Robb Photography
Oils, Oils Baby! By Shannon Rapp
Custom by Candice
BeautyCounter by Amanda
Pampered Chef by Cody Luybli
Each and every volunteer from the Motherbaby Naturals Moms Group!
Thank you so much!! We can't wait until next year to do it again!
Areas We Serve: Allentown, Bath, Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Catasaqua, Center Valley, Easton, Fogelsville, Forks, Fullerton, Hellertown, Lehigh Valley, Macungie, Nazareth, Northampton, Palmerton, Red Hill, Richland, Quakertown, Reading, Saucon Valley, Saylorsburg, Slatington, Whitehall and surrounding areas.
Hospitals: Doylestown, Geissinger, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Sacred Heart Allentown, St. Luke's Allentown & Bethlehem and surrounding hospitals.