Breastfeeding, By The Numbers

breastfeeding infant at mother's breastI’m working on an infographic-driven “by the numbers” series this month, and this information really spoke to me. Although there are challenges, there is also such an obvious benefit to breastfeeding. This information really focuses on the first six months, but the American Academy of Pediatrics actually recommends we continue to breastfeed for a full year, while supplementing with food. I breastfed my son for more than a year, my daughter for nine months, and my youngest for six. It was difficult while working, but worth it. I hope we can share more information like this to encourage the new mamas among us to give it a try for at least six months. How long did you breastfeed? What was difficult and what were your challenges? I’d love to learn from your comments. Thanks! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Oh My DeVita Baby

baby products against white backgroundEven though I no longer have little ones, I’m still constantly on the hunt for the next best thing in baby care. I recently found it in the brand-new Oh My DeVita Baby line, which sponsored this post. Developed by Cherylanne DeVita, the mom behind the bestselling DeVita Naturals skincare and mineral makeup cosmetics, the line is completely natural and infused with probiotics, which help fight the bacteria that can lead to diaper rash. This totally vegan and absolutely amazing line is now on sale at Target stores. Love! [Read more…]