Mothers4Mothers

Mothers4Mothers Postpartum doula services for the DMV family.
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04/13/2020

Just handling some ‘light’ reading and admiring a few of my favorite things. Thanks for the cards Fourth Trimester Mama & Karina! 💛

Did you know, when I work with a new family they get FULL access to all of my wraps/carriers and my entire library? Let’s just say, it’s a lot. Coffee also included 😉

Currently accepting clients for August 2020 and beyond.

In need of a virtual newborn care or breastfeeding class? Delivered LLC has got you covered!
04/10/2020

In need of a virtual newborn care or breastfeeding class? Delivered LLC has got you covered!

For those interested in a Breastfeeding class and or Newborn Care class we have you covered.

03/12/2020

INOVA has cancelled many of their mom groups. Please call your location if considering attending a peer group. If you’re in need of breastfeeding assistance, send me a private message and I’ll get you in touch with local lactation consultants.

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03/10/2020

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Did you know the average amount of fat in breastmilk is 1.2g per oz? It accounts for about 3-5% of the milks content?
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⚖️ Breastmilk, on average, contains more fat than formula, whole cows milks, or goats milk.
🔬 Breastmilk contains saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats along with Omega-3 fatty acids.
🥑 Contrary to popular believe adding more fat to your diet does not increase the fat in your milk but it can change the type of fat in your milk. Eatting healthy foods like nuts and avocados can replace some of the unhealthy fats with healthy ones.
🔍 Researchers have found that the emptier the breast, the higher content of fat in the breast milk.
✋ Researchers have also found that hands on breast message or breast compressions while feeding or pumping and increase the fat content in breast milk. 🥛Research tells us that the volume of milk baby is taking in is the only thing that has been correlated with growth in exclusively breastfed babies.
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It’s #ibclcday. Who’s your favorite IBCLC? Tag them below👇🏼👇🏼 #ibclc #ibclcday #breastfeeding #boobs
03/04/2020

It’s #ibclcday. Who’s your favorite IBCLC? Tag them below👇🏼👇🏼

#ibclc #ibclcday #breastfeeding #boobs

In case you have questions about Covid-19 and breastfeedinghttps://www.facebook.com/253475138014373/posts/32284025438549...
03/02/2020

In case you have questions about Covid-19 and breastfeeding

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CORONAVIRUS + BREASTFEEDING
Can you continue to breastfeed if you get coronavirus? Yes.
Those who become infected shortly before giving birth and then begin breastfeeding, and those who become infected while breastfeeding, will produce specific secretory IgA antibodies and many other critical immune factors in their milk to protect their nursing infants and enhance their infants’ own immune responses. At this time, these immunologic factors will aid their infants’ bodies to respond more effectively to exposure and infection. Following good hygiene practices will also help reduce transfer of the virus.
If someone who is breastfeeding becomes ill, it is important not to interrupt nursing. The baby has already been exposed to the virus and will benefit most from continued breastfeeding.
#coronavirus #COVID19
Find links to more information at: https://lllusa.org/coronavirus-and-breastfeeding/
[Image: Electron micrograph of infectious bronchitis virus. Text: Coronavirus + Breastfeeding]

🚨 NEW MAMAS 🚨 This is your reminder to eat! Drink! Nourish yourself and you’ll nourish your baby! Better hydration and n...
02/25/2020

🚨 NEW MAMAS 🚨

This is your reminder to eat! Drink! Nourish yourself and you’ll nourish your baby!

Better hydration and nutrition equals healthier mamas which equal healthier babies. This does not only apply to breastfeeding mothers. Proper nutrition leads to better sleep- yes, even with a newborn- and more energy to keep up with the exhausting demands of parenthood.

You’re doing great! ❤️

#youareenough

02/24/2020

💛Thank you so much to all who came out today! I hope that I was able to help you feel more confident in your baby wearing 💛

HUGE thank you to Link Family Fitness Studio - Lorton NoVa for hosting and allowing me to share

Same day as my baby wearing event, coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not 😉50% OFF lillebaby carriers!!! Today only.
02/23/2020

Same day as my baby wearing event, coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not 😉

50% OFF lillebaby carriers!!! Today only.

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02/20/2020

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02/20/2020

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If you need assistance breastfeeding, SHE’S your IBCLC! https://www.facebook.com/1732691770168667/posts/2529853007119202...
02/18/2020

If you need assistance breastfeeding, SHE’S your IBCLC!

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🚫 Does your baby have a painful latch or do you have sore nipples?

🍼 Do you struggle with low supply or an undesired use of formula?

🏢 Heading back to work and need a plan in place to maintain your supply and continue to breastfeed?

💦 Are you an exclusive pumper or having trouble using or figuring out your pump?

🤱Pregnant and want to be prepared to nurse your little one?

🙅‍♀️ What about ready to partially or fully wean your nursling?

I can help!

Hi! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I am Brittany Hunt, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. As the mom of a 3-year old I know what it’s like to be in the breastfeeding trenches. I love to meet families where they are and provide judgement and bias free support to help moms and families meet their breastfeeding goals and overcome challenges.

Here’s what you can expect from an in home consultation with me:

- 1-1.5 hour visit to your home to discuss your challenges and/or goals.
- Care plan that outlines the action points from our consultation
- 1 week of follow up email support
- A cheerleader who believes in you

I proudly work with Metropolitan Breastfeeding and we are able to accept most major insurances. Same or next day appointments are often available!

Got questions? Email [email protected]

Call or text: (202) 883-8462

02/14/2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let me know if you need a postpartum doula in November 😉

❤️Heart shaped egg bites for client breakfast prep❤️ Nutrition is so so important, especially in the early weeks when la...
02/11/2020

❤️Heart shaped egg bites for client breakfast prep❤️

Nutrition is so so important, especially in the early weeks when lack of sleep and time are REAL. By prepping breakfast, I can ensure my families have something quick, easy and nutritious- for when I’m not around.

Speaking with new moms tomorrow about postpartum recovery and getting help regarding common issues like diastasis recti ...
02/06/2020

Speaking with new moms tomorrow about postpartum recovery and getting help regarding common issues like diastasis recti and pelvic floor weakness.

Join me at Two Birds in DC!

Hydration not only helps with fatigue, swelling and headaches, if you are breastfeeding it is essential that you are dri...
02/04/2020

Hydration not only helps with fatigue, swelling and headaches, if you are breastfeeding it is essential that you are drinking enough water so that your body can absorb and transfer vital nutrients.

Drink on mama!

Share with someone that may need a reminder to drink their “effin water” today!

Somebody was having a rough day. Wrapping your baby decreases the tears and makes them feel safe and secure- even at 16 ...
02/02/2020

Somebody was having a rough day.

Wrapping your baby decreases the tears and makes them feel safe and secure- even at 16 months. ❤️

If you want to learn how to wrap your child, I’m a baby wearing expert! Send me a message and let’s talk.

4th trimester support is so important mamas. A doula can reduce stress and anxiety and improve mental health. 80% of mom...
01/31/2020

4th trimester support is so important mamas. A doula can reduce stress and anxiety and improve mental health.

80% of moms experience baby blues. 20% of moms experience mood and anxiety disorders and 2% suffer with psychosis.

👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 probably more, NOT diagnosed.

These are real.

Let me show you how I can help. 🥰

#youareenough

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#momsderservebetter

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01/31/2020

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#youareenough

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Last week, we were chatting about infant formula and formula-feeding, and responded to some of your questions about these topics. This week on the blog, we are answering some of those most common formula questions our clients (and followers) ask. Click the link below to read.

But the bottom line that we want everyone to hear loud and clear, is that it is possible for two things to be true at the same time. You can be pro-breastfeeding and pro-do-what-you-need-to-be-happy-and-healthy, even if this means using formula. Formula is not poison. Formula can save lives. Sometimes it saves baby lives, and sometimes it saves mom lives. And, lest this is not clear, it’s not👏our👏place👏to👏judge.👏 ⠀

What else do you have to say about formula, or what other questions do you have about using it?⠀

#formula #formulafeeding #formulafeedingmom #breastisidealandfedisbest #motherhood #breastfeeding #bottlefeeding #pumpingmom #workingmom #dontforgetdads #exclusivelypumping #newmom #noshame #momssupportingmoms #motherhoodrising #maternalmentalhealth #postpartummentalhealth #postpartum #fourthtrimester #fifthtrimester #postpartumwellness #perinatalmentalhealth https://www.betterbeginningsmn.com/blog/top5formulaquestions

Please take note of the recalls.If you need help with baby sleep solutions, ask me how! https://www.nbcwashington.com/ne...
01/31/2020
Four Brands of Infant Sleepers Being Recalled Over Risk of Suffocation

Please take note of the recalls.

If you need help with baby sleep solutions, ask me how!

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/four-brands-of-infant-sleepers-being-recalled-over-risk-of-suffocation/2206290/

Thousands of infant sleepers from four different brands are being recalled over the risk of babies suffocating, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday. While no injuries have been reported in using inclined sleepers from Summer Infant, Evenflo, Delta Enterprise Corp. and Gra...

Frida Mom has a postpartum recovery kit for after birth! This would make a great gift for a new mama!https://www.amazon....
01/31/2020
Frida Mom Hospital Packing Kit for Labor, Delivery, Postpartum | Nursing Gown, Socks, Peri Bottle, Disposable Underwear, Ice Maxi Pads, Pad Liners, Perineal Foam, Toiletry Bag (15 Piece Gift Set)

Frida Mom has a postpartum recovery kit for after birth! This would make a great gift for a new mama!

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Kick that hospital bag packing list to the curb. This one step prep kit takes you from first contraction to first postpartum bathroom trip post pregnancy (no hospital mesh underwear maternity ward thievery required). All essentials are designed and packaged for registry and baby shower gifting fo...

Ooooooh excited to try this new baby carrier out! Ring sling meets stretchy wrap meets belly binder....WHAT IS THIS MAGI...
01/30/2020

Ooooooh excited to try this new baby carrier out! Ring sling meets stretchy wrap meets belly binder....

WHAT IS THIS MAGIC?!

Wanna learn how to wear your baby? Send me a message, let’s chat!🥰

Left the gym this morning sporting this awesome shirt from #birthandbabeapparel #lactivist HEY! You are enough! Take car...
01/29/2020

Left the gym this morning sporting this awesome shirt from #birthandbabeapparel #lactivist

HEY! You are enough! Take care of yourself mama. ❤️ #youareenough

Guess who has two boobs and is excited to get her CLC through the Healthy Children Project in March?! 👋🏼🤣👋🏼
01/28/2020

Guess who has two boobs and is excited to get her CLC through the Healthy Children Project in March?!

👋🏼🤣👋🏼

What have you eaten today?Keeping up with the demands of parenthood is hard! Take care of yourself first.
01/27/2020

What have you eaten today?

Keeping up with the demands of parenthood is hard! Take care of yourself first.

01/25/2020

Good morning!
What are we up to with little ones this rainy Saturday ?
#movieday

Business thangs... 😍🥰
01/22/2020

Business thangs... 😍🥰

When your client says "I just want real food" and you treat their fridge like an episode of chopped. Dinner is served!A ...
01/22/2020

When your client says "I just want real food" and you treat their fridge like an episode of chopped. Dinner is served!

A lot of you know I meal prep, but did you know I do this for my clients too?? Nourishing mama is a priority because that means I'm helping nourish baby. Food provides energy and you need that boost at 2am-TRUST ME!

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Welcome, and thanks for visiting my page. My name is Alexis and I am the owner of Mothers 4 Mothers, a postpartum doula service located in northern Virginia. When I told people that I wanted to become a doula, I got a lot of “What the heck is a doula??”.

A doula, simply put, is a mother to a mother. I’m here to educate, listen, and lend a hand or heart to the new mom, or dad. Through my services, I can provide newborn care, breastfeeding support, resourceful and evidence based parenting approaches and overall health and wellness during the “fourth trimester”. Whether this is your first baby or your 10th, my 16 years of experience being a mom of 3, many years spent as a nanny and Dona International training can give your family the foundation for a healthy and happy start on your new journey.

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Hello! I just joined this group because I had my second child and I’m interested in getting some sort of wrap. I never used one with my first, but I think it would be convenient now with two. Do you have any kind of get togethers where you can try wraps? I live in Silver Spring.