Nurturing Expressions Blog

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Breast Milk Donations

Through our partnership with Northwest Mothers Milk, Nurturing Expressions accepts Breast Milk Donations at our boutiques in Poulsbo and West Seattle.

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Healthy Eating while Pregnant

Eating a consistent, nutritious diet throughout your pregnancy benefits both your growing baby and you. What you eat directly affects how well your body copes and recovers from the physical changes of pregnancy and birth. Eating well also helps with the mental and emotional challenges of carrying and delivering a baby.

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Postpartum Blues (Postpartum Depression)

Postpartum depression (PPD or peripartum depression), also known as the “baby blues,” may occur any time between one week and a month after a person gives birth. Some common symptoms of PPD include depressed mood, loss of interest, problems sleeping, fatigue, irritability, and weight gain.

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Common Lactation Questions

These are some Lactation and Nursing (breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping) FAQs with answers from an IBCLC. It is never normal for breastfeeding / chestfeeding to hurt.

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15 Resources for parents to keep kids busy at home

15 Resources for Keeping Your Kids Busy at Home

15 Resources to Keep Your Kids Busy at Home Although many states are starting to relax their stay home orders, schools in most districts are out of session until the fall. Whether you have several littles at home, one toddler, or a range in ages, you know exactly how hard it can be to keep your

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Mother’s Day Specials & Bundles

Happy Mother’s Day! Looking for a Mother’s Day gift for the breastfeeding or chest feeding mom in your life? We’ve got you covered! Call your local boutique to order one of three special Mother’s Day bundles, with two $65 bundle options and one $100 Pampering Basket. It’s as easy as making a phone call: we’ll

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Nurturing Expressions is taking extra precautions to keep you healthy and safe during the Coronavirus pandemic and Washington Stay Home order

Letter from Our Founder on COVID 19

Dear Nurturing Expressions Families, Governor Inslee’s COVID 19 Stay Home, Stay Healthy order and its extension through May 4 has left some feeling afraid and isolated.  As the owner and founder of Nurturing Expressions and as a 30-year Registered Nurse, I assure you that Nurturing Expression is, and will be, here for you. As a

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Photo of mom asleep under her sleeping twins while breastfeeding. Credit to Jennifer Mancuso

A Nurturing Expressions Story: Twins and New Insurance

Photo Credit: Jennifer Mancuso At Nurturing Expressions, we are here to support you. Stories like Catherine K.’s are the reason why we do what we do. Catherine’s Story “One year ago March 1 I had my twin boys. I was told by my doctor to hurry and get a hospital grade pump so that I

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