Bonding with Your Baby: How to Foster a Strong Connection in the Postpartum Phase

By |2023-11-30T20:20:43-05:00November 30th, 2023|Parenting, Postpartum|

Congratulations - baby is here! Maybe you are over the moon, and reveling in every single moment. But, maybe you just don’t feel that connection that everyone told you about. Whether you’re feeling a strong bond you want to strengthen further or are trying to develop more of a connection, here is what you should know about bonding with your baby. Hormones There’s no doubt about it - your hormones are raging right now, trying [...]

Will Bessie’s Lactation Snacks Help My Breast Milk Come in?

By |2023-11-06T18:09:47-05:00November 6th, 2023|Bessies, Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats, Parenting, Postpartum|

  Breast milk. How does your body know to start producing it? How does your body know how much to make? How can food help? Lactogenesis Stage One Lactation begins with colostrum production around the 16th week of pregnancy. "Lactogenesis Stage One" lasts until a few days after baby is born. Lactogenesis, by the way, is the transition from pregnancy to lactation. The nutritional makeup of colostrum is exactly what your newborn needs and the [...]

How Can You Improve Postpartum Mental Health?

By |2023-10-09T16:49:24-04:00October 9th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Parenting, Postpartum|

Postpartum hormones are no joke. One moment you’re staring at your new baby, the biggest smile on your face, and the next you’re bawling your eyes out - while the baby does, too. Even if you don’t feel that you are dealing with Postpartum Depression, postpartum mental health is a struggle for many new parents trying to get back to themselves after having a baby. If you’re feeling the blues, or just not like yourself, you [...]

How Do I Sleep Train a Breast-Fed Baby?

By |2023-04-27T11:08:57-04:00April 27th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Parenting|

Breastfeeding and sleep training are not mutually exclusive. Contrary to popular belief, you can do both, and on today’s blog, Courtney Zentz, the Founder of Tiny Transitions, is both a Baby Sleep Expert and a Lactation Counselor, and she breaks it down for tired parents in simple terms. Also, you can check out owner Jen Acuna and Director of Brand Development, Brittany Hausmann on Courtney's blog The Kids Sleep Show. A good night's sleep is a [...]

Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby

By |2021-03-10T14:04:23-05:00November 1st, 2020|Parenting|

9 Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby The famous saying is “hindsight is 20/20.” For a new mom this can be a touchy subject. The good news is it doesn't have to be. Part of our mission at Bessie’s Best is not only to help moms produce more breast milk and unclog blocked milk ducts but it is also to help! Help comes in many forms. We have put together a list [...]

A Frozen Remix

By |2021-03-09T16:02:28-05:00October 15th, 2020|Parenting|

Is your house a Disney house? Are Disney songs on repeat 24/7? Has Disney+ made all your favorite shows- that much easier to access? Many of our moms love all things Disney. We wanted to share this customized Frozen number with you! This is a great reminder that our lactation cookies can be frozen for up to 6 months. This means always having cookies on hand, and less worrying about the post office delivering your [...]

You Made It. Rest. Repeat.

By |2021-03-09T15:47:30-05:00September 15th, 2020|Parenting|

5:00 AM. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.  Ah, the sound of your early morning alarm going off. First question of the day, before you even open your eyes… Do you hit the snooze button or roll out of bed and face the day? Decisions, decisions and some mornings are harder than others. Yes, most of us would rather choose the snooze button (one or two times), but you know the latter is the way to go. You [...]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

By |2021-03-02T19:04:04-05:00September 1st, 2020|Parenting|

Guess what is coming back in 2021? Kids Say the Darndest Things with Tiffany Haddish as host and we can’t wait.  Mom stories from the playground… So, the other day I had this conversation with my three-year-old. Lily: “I wish I had a different mommy.” Me: “Why?” Lily: “Because you’re not that pretty and I want my mommy to be really super pretty.” Me: “Aww, that makes me feel sad.” Lily: “Why?” Me: “Because I [...]

Love & Loss: A New Kind of Valentine’s Day

By |2021-02-17T14:59:34-05:00August 15th, 2020|Parenting|

Celebrating Love & Loss The gift of love is in the eye of the beholder. It presents itself in many different ways all year long. Love changes, as life changes. Our celebration of love changes too. When you become a parent it is a new kind of love. An unconditional love that most did not know was possible. What matters most at any given moment is relevant to that person, that moment. We are so [...]

Little Helpers, Bigger Impact

By |2021-02-17T14:57:09-05:00July 15th, 2020|Parenting|

Do your kids like to help you? Whether you are in the kitchen, garden, cleaning, shopping etc - they want to be a part of it and help out.  That’s my daughter. Her favorite line is “Ina help!” and it sure is adorable.  Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated because these chores take longer with all the extra “help”? You know if you just did it on your own you would be done in [...]


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