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Nurse diaries | the "postpartum pooch" isn't al...
Mother of four and longtime BLANQI fan, Marina has spent the past five years dedicated to caring for new mamas in her role as a postpart... more
Pregnancy Pains: How to Survive 9 Months of Bac...
Any kind of pain that starts with the word “lightning” has to be very bad news, amiright? And when you combine it with “crotch”, you've g... more
MATERNITY MUST-HAVES ...
You've just received the token, “two-stripe” confirmation. Now what?? Take a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Whether it's your firs... more
Your Guide to Sex During Pregnancy
Pregnancy sex can be a confusing new frontier for many couples. Your libido is all over the place thanks to fluctuating hormones, your pa... more
NEW MAMA MUST-HAVES | REGISTRY EDITION
You've read “What to Expect” from front to back. The meal train is locked and loaded. And yet, you're left scratching your head when it ... more
Hello Holidays! (covid edition)
There seems to be two camps of holiday revelers: those who blast carols the minute thanksgiving plates are cleared, and those left franti... more
CLASS IS NOW IN SESSION (*GULP!) | Tips for Nav...
I think us moms can all agree, we've discovered a newfound respect for our kiddo's tireless teachers in the era of virtual classrooms. Fr... more
Breastfeeding | Mamas Tell All
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, we've enlisted a few of our favorite BLANQI babes to share their personal breastfeeding exper... more
World Breastfeeding Week: Why It Matters
Ask any new mom and they'll give you a different account of their breastfeeding journey. Moral of the story? No two experiences are alik... more
NEW YEAR, NEW MINDSET.
Here's to cuing up a fresh frame of mind. I think we can all agree, 2021 was a doozy. We stepped bravely into a world of mask mandates, work-from-home hoopla, and curbside temperature checks. We shifted into a new normal, tackling obstacle after obstacle in our altered landscape. And for that, we applaud you. For your ability to adapt. For...
There's a lot to learn once you find out you're expecting. Not to mention, a gazillion different books on pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care. Take it from modern mamas who have been there themselves. We've rounded up some of the best-loved books on the market. Madison | Pregnancy, Childbirth, and The Newborn: The Complete Guide @maddieskinx found comfort in this...
Birth and postpartum doula, Sarah Vogel, has dedicated her life to nourishing and nurturing new mamas post-delivery. Home birth mama to two little ones of her own, the care expert dives into “matrescence.” (Aka the transitional period when our bodies evolve from an autonomous human being into a sustainer of life for another). A rebirth of sorts, Sarah stresses the...
Without a doubt, postpartum has its moments of bliss. There's nothing better than nuzzling the little one that you've waited nine long months to meet. But what many books and blogs fail to mention are the physical and emotional challenges in those first early days. From leaking boobs to peri bottles, “padsicles” and postpartum hormones, we thought it was only...
Bonding with Baby | Nursing Essentials for New Mamas
Chapped nipples. Poor latchers. Leaky breasts. You name it, we've heard it. Truth be told, most new mamas have a love/hate relationship with breastfeeding. And that's totally normal. Yes, breastfeeding is one of the sweetest bonds you can create with your little one. But as most new mamas can attest, it's not without its challenges. To help set you up...
Breastfeeding, bottle feeding, pumping, formula, a little of both... Whatever your feeding method, there are challenges. An emotionally charged conversation, many mothers carry grief over how their feeding journeys played out and the everyday struggles that come along with feeding our babies. As a breastfeeding counselor, lactation educator and IBCLC candidate I have worked with mothers that have felt both...