Postpartum

Celebrating the Unbreakable Bond of Motherhood: A Tribute to Breastfeeding Moms

By |2024-05-11T17:09:57-04:00May 11th, 2024|Breastfeeding, Parenting, Postpartum|

  Mother's Day is a day to honor YOU, mom - the person who is in the trenches every day. As we celebrate this special occasion, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on the moms who are nearest and dearest to our hearts – the breastfeeding moms. The journey is one of love, challenges, and triumphs, and today, we want to take a moment to celebrate YOU. The journey of breastfeeding begins long [...]

International Women’s Day

By |2024-03-08T07:27:00-05:00March 8th, 2024|Lactation Treats, Parenting, Postpartum|

  It’s International Women’s Day, and the team here at Bessie’s wants to take a moment to acknowledge the incredibly powerful, all-mighty WOMAN. If you’re a customer (or curious) of Bessie’s Best, then it’s likely that you’re a mom, and since women and moms don’t get enough of the recognition that they deserve, it’s important to us that you hear it. You’re doing incredible things. You’re shifting and shaping the world just by showing up as [...]

Breastfeeding and Pumping for Working Moms

By |2024-01-02T08:05:14-05:00January 2nd, 2024|Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Pumping|

  Going back to work after having a baby can be completely overwhelming. Not only do you have to leave your brand new baby, but you have to start new routines, figure out how to juggle the workload of home, work, and now parenthood, and when you’re breastfeeding, you have to figure out how to manage your supply. If you’re breastfeeding and going back to work, here are some ideas for ways to maintain your [...]

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 [...]

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