What is Breast Milk Jewelry and Keepsake Jewelry Anyway?

When someone first hears that I make breast milk jewelry and keepsake jewelry they often have questions. While many women are familiar with this type of jewelry and understand how special it is, there are others who aren’t and are intrigued. But when they learn about it, they fall in love with the idea…and I’m one of those women. What started as simply wanting to make a piece for myself, turned into an opportunity to make these mementos for other moms too through Milk Vine Jewelry. So what is breast milk jewelry and keepsake jewelry, who buys it and why do I make it? Let me explain…

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5 Tips for Transitioning Back to Work After a Baby

For many moms, heading back to work after maternity leave is something that has always been a part of the plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. This leads to concern about not having enough time to bond with baby, stress about pumping at work and maintaining your milk supply. While you may be worrying about being separated from baby for an extended period and interrupting your carefully crafted breastfeeding schedule, there are ways to help make the transition back to work easier for you and your little one.

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Why Human Milk Matters, Especially to Preemies

Nutrition is one of the most critical factors in healthy child development, but this is especially true for babies born prematurely. For many preemie parents, the early arrival of their baby quickly turns what was expected to be a blissful time into a period fraught with a host of unexpected decisions – including those involving their fragile baby’s nutrition.

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How My Post-Partum Depression (PPD) Affected Breastfeeding My Son

“Why won’t you just latch on?” I whined. It wasn’t like me to act like this, but I knew at that time I wasn’t myself. I had just had my son one week before by C-section. I was sore, tired, and cranky. After I had my son, I received help from a woman who gave me information on all the benefits that came along with breastfeeding. She also taught me how to correctly position my son and get him to latch on. The problem was that I just couldn’t handle it anymore. After one week, all I wanted to do was give up.

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