"To Bra or Not to Bra?" That is the Question.

"To Bra or Not to Bra?" That is the Question.

Honestly, my “bra energy” was low at the beginning of my pregnancy. Wearing a bra during the first trimester wasn’t so bad, it was going into the second and third trimester where wearing a bra felt suffocating and just downright uncomfortable.

Was I the only one who felt this way? Nope, turns out a lot of preggo mommas felt the urge to just rip off their bras in the middle of the day and let their “hoohas” hang. How could we not? Our body was expanding, the skin stretches and tight constrictive clothing will only cause farther irritation and none of us, wants to find ourselves scratching our boobs in public.

Why Do I Only Feel Depressed When I Breastfeed?

Why Do I Only Feel Depressed When I Breastfeed?

Picture this Mamas: you’ve set yourself up for a comfortable breastfeeding session. You’ve got your cushion, your favourite TV show cued up, snacks and water within reach and your baby in your arms. You’re feeling okay – I mean, sure you could use a few more Zzz’s and you’d love to have a long hot shower and wash your hair, but generally you’re feeling okay about life and this whole parenting gig.

And your heart sinks. Your stomach drops. You suddenly feel a complete loss of appetite, perhaps even nauseous. Then, almost as suddenly as it came, it’s gone and you’re left wondering what the hell was that?

The Checklist You Need Before Going Back To Work (Before & After Baby Arrives)

The Checklist You Need Before Going Back To Work (Before & After Baby Arrives)

Heading back to work can be nerve-wrecking for any mom after childbirth. On top of work matters to return to, adjusting to mom-life at the office, there’s also the question of trusting others with your baby and how you will be feeling away from lil bubba.
Does Size Matter? 6 Breastfeeding Tips For Flat Or Inverted Nipples

Does Size Matter? 6 Breastfeeding Tips For Flat Or Inverted Nipples

There’s a pretentious belief that the bigger breasts, the more milk it will produce. FALSE. The size of your breasts does not indicate this, darlings. I personally know a mother with a small cup and she produces more milk that I do. She’s a size A and I’m a size C! She was producing her liquid gold like magic (or so it seems to me) and there I was crying for more milk. So no mommas, please don’t fall trap to this myth but instead, be prepared.

October 25, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Junita's Power Pumping Routine + Tips!

Junita's Power Pumping Routine + Tips!

Being heavy breasted meant that I had more storage space for milk, but I experienced a lot of blocked ducts as well. It was painful with many outbursts of crying and moments where I felt like giving up. I remember having cabbage leaves placed all over my breasts to just calm them tities!

October 14, 2021 — Junita Rashid
The New Mama: 16 Things Postpartum Moms Should Do For Themselves Daily

The New Mama: 16 Things Postpartum Moms Should Do For Themselves Daily

It’s no surprise how the postpartum period finds a lot of moms overwhelmed. It’s hard to find any time for yourself when you're constantly attending to baby & focusing on your recovery. But did you know that your recovery also includes laughing? Being kinder to yourself? Moving your body and taking a shower? Yes it does, mamas.
October 07, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Clogged Ducts Vs Mastitis: What Is It And Should I Panic?

Clogged Ducts Vs Mastitis: What Is It And Should I Panic?

I remember getting a clogged duct and just experiencing THE worst pain ever. It was so painful I thought I was going to need surgery. I also thought that, alright, this was it, this was my calling that I just could not go on. I kept repeatedly telling myself that breastfeeding was not for me. It was just too, too, painful of a thought to carry on and think about breastfeeding my child for a few more hours what more the two years I intended.
September 24, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
11 Must-Know Breastmilk Facts: How Breastfeeding Benefits Baby And Mom

11 Must-Know Breastmilk Facts: How Breastfeeding Benefits Baby And Mom

To start off, in no means is this a mom-shame, guilt-trip article. Nor is it an article advocating “breast is best” vs “fed is best”. No, this is purely for knowledge sharing for mothers who seek more information about the types of milk that are available and best for their baby.
September 07, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
Fun Facts & 6 Reasons Why Nighttime Breastfeeding Is So Important

Fun Facts & 6 Reasons Why Nighttime Breastfeeding Is So Important

Sleep deprivation is REAL. But that’s no reason to go on blamin’ and hatin’ night time breastfeeding. So with this post, I aspire to change your perspective on night time breastfeeding with fun facts on night feeds and how your lack of sleep is all worth it, Mamas!
September 02, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami
4 Reasons Why You Need Hands-Free Pumping Bras (Especially At Work)

4 Reasons Why You Need Hands-Free Pumping Bras (Especially At Work)

If you’re a new mom ready to get back to work, then a hands-free pumping bra is your new BREASTFRIEND!
August 16, 2021 — Fatin Ekrami