Where has babywearing taken you?

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How true is this for our little world of babywearing????

When did you first fall down the rabbit hole?? The world of babywearing has changed so much in the last few years, it truly is amazing. To think under ten years ago it was actually hard to find a woven wrap locally, and now…. and now there are soooo many amazing beauties at the touch of our finger tips! While spending hours online researching these carriers, we find our friends, our support systems, our “families” and ourselves. The journey through motherhood can be lonely, and overwhelming but oh so rewarding when we finally find our “people”. We PAXmommies fell in love with babywearing years ago, and love where the journey has taken us: babywearing education, doula training, teaching, placenta encapsulation, home birthing, birth photography, natural parenting, Bradley Method training, and SO MANY AMAZING  NEW FRIENDS!

Where has babywearing taken YOU??

 

 

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#babycate & night weaning!

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I chose to push off the inevitable heartbreak and enjoy my baby’s breastfeeding relationship with no strings attached; morning, noon, or night, #babycate’s milk was available to her 24/7 which was a very enjoyable situation for both of us. Now at 2 years old, my sleep deprivation is catching up to me, she is irritable if I ask her to just cuddle me at night without a nipple in her mouth, and oh… my poor stretched saggy nipples deserve a break for at least a few hours a night to recharge and recover! Armed with the advice of an entire colony of mothers who have gone before me, and Dr. Jay Gordon’s blog post on night weaning committed practically to memory, I write on my calendar “NIGHT WEANING” and mark off an entire week during which I have prepared my family that both the baby & I will be emotional, exhausted, and potentially unable to do anything other breastfeed every moment of the day to make up for our rough night times! Sunday night comes, and off we go….

First up, I “front loaded” the information that #babycate would not be nursing at night, and we read the book, Sally Weans from Night Nursing, early in the day. I made sure that she ate her favorite foods at dinner to fill her up, and my older kids played with her extra exuberantly to tire her out. Bedtime rolls around, big sister Lucy helps me with her usual routine : potty, pajamas, 2 books, final breastfeeding and toothbrushing. My sweet baby goes to sleep easily with her sister breathing gently into her hair, and I take a shower and prepare for the emotional rollercoaster and guiltfest I know is coming around the bend.

2 short hours later, the familiar wail begins and I go in to comfort her. While I am confident that #babycate is completely able to comprehend the meaning of my words, “milkies when the sun comes back up!” and “no milkies right now while it’s still dark out,” her despondent stare at my treacherous chest is too much to bear. I know that her sobs right now are out of frustration, anger and sadness that I am not meeting her previously scheduled needs but it’s important that I remember that she is not hungry, just grumpy! For 24 months her favorite snack has nourished her little body, nursed her back to health after a cold, and soothed her when teething. Her milkies have dried her tears, comforted her to sleep, and distracted her when scared! This baby has never had the chance to attach to a lovey or figured out how to self soothe since I have always been readily available to her, but tonight is a game changer. #babycate is a smart cookie and figures that if she cries enough, her mama will give in to her desires; we can nurse and go back to sleep like old times. Sadly, Saturday night was her last nurse-on-demand, all you can eat milk buffet, and tonight, after 43 minutes of countless rounds of her favorite song, and many tears from both of us, #babycate is asleep in my ring sling, giving soft little sighs and shudders every so often; I’m feeling spent and devastated.

Her next wake up, I fear, will be even worse than this, but hopefully the full day of snuggles I can give her in the morning will make it up to her! According to Dr Gordon, she’s going to have a rough week, but with consistency and a strength I need to pull from knowing each of you are rooting for our continued breastfeeding success, we will night wean with flying colors and go on to enjoy bed sharing and day time nursing for many months to come!
Wish us luck!

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A helping hand

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Were you lucky enough to have hands on assistance when you were learning to babywear??

Don’t have a babywearing group nearby??

Email the PAXmommies at help@PAXbaby.com, and we can set you up with a personalized Babywearing Prescription to help you find the best carrier for YOUR needs!

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Happy International Day of the Midwife!

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Today is International Day of the Midwife, so we should not let that go by without some fanfare!!!

The PAXmommies have been so lucky and so blessed to have some of the best midwives around!!!

Thank you for looking after our families so well!

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Mothering

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Let this be our mantra for 2015.

Let us band together as one.

Root for one another, cheer each other on and be the best that we can be.

And when we fall… let us pick each other back up and start again.

Each day is a new day!

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Magic Milk Boosters!!

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Are you struggling to make enough milk? Is your toddler nursing like a newborn? Is your baby going through a growth spurt??

Give those boobies the boost they have needed!!!

This herb blend can give you let down by the NEXT feeding!

Try these magic milk pills and make your baby so happy ( . ) ( . )

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Best for Babes – Coupon Code

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Best for babes

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We are SO pleased to be a part of this amazing initiative.
Best for Babes provides amazing breastfeeding support for women and is trying one step at a time to beat “the barries to breastfeeding success’.

Read more about their amazing mission here: http://www.bestforbabes.org/

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Best for Babes Uppymama After Midnight Auction #3

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PAXbaby’s After Midnight Uppymama Auction 3 – Best for Babes

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Up for auction is one PAXbaby exclusive, 2.2m Uppymama After Midnight, wrap conversion ring sling “ready-made” in 100% cotton.

PAXbaby is proud to host this auction to benefit Best for Babes Foundation! 100% of the proceeds beyond the opening price will go to Best for Babes, to help moms “Beat The Booby Traps”!

Read all about Best for Babes and their incredible work to help mothers achieve their personal breastfeeding goals! http://paxbaby.com/best-for-babes/

**Payment is required within 24hrs of auction ending, and we will only ship to the verified PayPal address specified at time of payment. Thank you!! **

Category: After Midnight Uppymama to benefit Best for Babes

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  1. Friggarock bid $660.00 on March 28, 2014 7:43 am [auto]
  2. mrstranum bid $650.00 on March 28, 2014 7:43 am
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  5. Friggarock bid $610.00 on March 28, 2014 7:30 am
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  16. robinmedland bid $440.00 on March 26, 2014 8:49 pm
  17. Littlebeanmom bid $430.00 on March 26, 2014 8:56 am
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Commonsense Childbirth

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PAXbaby.com is proud to host THREE  Uppymama *After Midnight* Auctions, to benefit Commonsense Childbirth!!

100% of the proceeds from these auctions, beyond the opening bid, will be sent to Commonsense Childbirth to provide midwifery care to women who cannot otherwise afford it.

These auctions will run from Monday, March 24th, 2014 to Friday, March 28th, 2014.

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Auction #1: http://paxbaby.com/paxbabys-after-midnight-uppymama-auction-1-commonsense-childbirth/

Auction #2: http://paxbaby.com/paxbabys-after-midnight-uppymama-auction-2-commonsense-childbirth/

Auction #3: http://paxbaby.com/paxbabys-after-midnight-uppymama-auction-3-commonsense-childbirth/

 

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<3 This cause is especially close to our hearts, as Jennie Joseph of Commonsense Childbirth was PAXmommy Brianna’s midwife during her pregnancy with her oldest daughter, Delia. <3

Thank you so much for everything you do, Jennie!

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Commonsense Childbirth: because every woman deserves a healthy baby.

Read all about Commonsense Childbirth and Jennie Joseph’s vision, here: 

http://www.commonsensechildbirth.org/index.php/overview 


Read the inspiring interview with Jennie Joseph from ImprovingBirth.org, here:

http://www.improvingbirth.org/2013/07/privilege/

“We started with the fundamental premise that every woman wants a healthy baby and every woman deserves one. When a woman sees that you firmly believe that, she too is motivated to do the best she can for herself and her baby.”

Jennie Joseph, LM CPM
Midwife, Founder and Executive Director

 

Our vision is that all women have a healthy pregnancy, birth and baby and our key principle is that no one is turned away.

Commonsense Childbirth’s mission is to ensure access to timely maternity healthcare particularly for minority, low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women; and to provide practical, social, educational and emotional support, resources and referrals as a means to improving the chances for a positive outcome.

 

Commonsense Childbirth currently operates a birthing center, known as The Birth Place in Winter Garden, Florida which incorporates a new concept, a community-based midwifery clinic called the Easy Access Prenatal Care Clinic. Our goal is to provide Easy Access Prenatal Care Clinic wherever we can partner with supportive agencies and/or practitioners.

Commonsense Childbirth provides an on-site outreach clinic day once a week. Maternity care is provided utilizing Jennie Joseph’s JJ Way® MCH health care system, as well as help with Medicaid applications and referrals to social services as needed. We see all women, regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation or ability to pay, for full new-patient exams, repeat prenatal visits and post-partum care as needed. Education services encompass nutrition, childbirth preparation, breast feeding and parenting support groups. Referrals are made to our regional perinatal service at Winnie Palmer Hospital, Orlando for any high-risk patients that we identify. Healthy, low-risk women who are motivated to deliver naturally are offered the opportunity to deliver at our birth center, all others proceed to the hospital for delivery and return to our care for postpartum follow-up.

OUTCOMES AND DESIRED CHANGES

We have found that perinatal outcomes have consistently improved in the women who are currently being served by The Birth Place/CSC program. Women in our practice tend to reach full-term, have babies over six pounds and are more likely to initiate breast feeding than similar populations. (See our 2007 Study results). By providing easier access to this model of care in the targeted areas we anticipate being able to continue this positive trend.

Contact:

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