We talk a lot about the microbiome over here at The Natural Nipple! How you are actually 10:1 microbial DNA to human DNA, and how the first 3 years of life are crucial for forming the signature gut bacterial portfolio that play a role in the way we eat, think, and function moving forward in life.
The good bacteria, do things like prevent disease, train your immune system and keep bad bacteria at bay.
Bad bacteria, or an imbalance of good to bad called 'dysbiosis', can actually result in fatal complications in infancy like necrotizing enterocolitis and sepsis (which is what we set out to prevent at The Natural Nipple by making it easier to provide breastmilk for longer), colic, auto-immune dysfunction, neuro-developmental disorders, and even anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.
Infant massage has been known to be beneficial for years, but not enough modern mothers are educated about how much of an impact it can make on their baby!
- Many babies experience colic as infants, and this is just one of the many problems Kahlmi addresses with massage to soothe babies and children's digestive tracts.
- Many parents know that there are several different methods to eliminating constipation, but Elina has combined her background as an infant massage instructor to teach parents unique digestive massage techniques on her TikTok.
- Latching Frustration
- Babies tend to hold a lot of stress in their arms and shoulders, and this can be problematic when breastfeeding.
- Elina found helping infants relax in massage produces a better latch and a much easier time nursing.
- Our infant feeding system is designed to mimic the shape, feel, and flow of mom’s breast, so preparing your baby with a massage and then nourishing with The Natural Nipple bottle can soothe your baby, making latching noticeably easier!
- Infant massage may also help stimulate:
- The circulatory system
- Hormones & the immune system
- Coordination & balance
- Muscular development & growth
- Mind & body awareness
A self paced tutorial to reduce colic, latching frustration, and help new parents and babies get more sleep.
Imagine being able to enhance lifelong development from the day a baby is born, with nature’s first, free & accessible life vaccine? Simply put, breastmilk helps makes a super babies-but breastfeeding is rarely easy 🤱
The team of researchers at The Natural Nipple shifted focus to address the source of the problem—helping parents overcome the barriers breastfeed, which is rarely easy. Most described their bonding experience interrupted by a screaming baby with colic the biggest problem parents described was difficulty switching between breast and bottle.
After 4 years of research and 3D scanning lactating mothers breasts, the team of researchers at The Natural Nipple have developed the only infant feeding system for all three factors of natural breastfeeding for optimal feeding success.
What exactly is sleep training? In its conventional form, it involves progressively prolonging the intervals before intervening with a crying infant, permitting them to self-soothe even if it involves bouts of crying before slumber takes over. A core tenet for many parents is the establishment of a rigorous bedtime routine, which can indeed be helpful. However, without an adaptable approach, this one size fits all method does not work for many families.
Enter Care it Out, a distinctive method that challenges the norm. Here, soothing a crying baby is not dismissed; it's embraced. The approach encourages parents to move away from the strict bedtime routines and babies to sleep in harmony with their own rhythms, even if it means they don't sleep through the entire night. This approach asks families to reconsider preconceived notions of ideal sleep patterns. Because let's face it, there's no definitive manual for parenting!
Imagine being able to enhance lifelong development from the day a baby is born, with nature’s first, free & accessible life vaccine? Simply put, it is crucial for their immune system development & lowers health risks across the board.
Breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally and latching can be difficult, taking time & dedication. Most describe their bonding experience interrupted by a screaming baby with colic, with the biggest problem parents described as difficulty switching between breast and bottle. Children are designed to be attracted to their mother’s breast & nipple shape, size, and length.
If a bottle isn’t designed to match mom, babies may prefer one over the other and become frustrated switching between both! This can cause real problems with the baby’s immune development as well as being able to build a bond between mother & child.
Join us today with Trish Ware, a labor and delivery nurse of 17 years to explain the five most important things to know before labor!
Over the past 17 years, Trish has developed a reputation for making laboring mamas feel empowered and confident — even if she’s not in the labor room with them. She has spent many years analyzing the literature & her own experiences in the labor room to prepare and educate mothers for a confident labor!
Lauren Wright, a microbiome clinical specialist, identifies how targeting your gut microbiome health improves the overall health of you and your child! Through her research she discovered the first 3 years of life is the critical window for shaping babys’ signature biome. You’ll learn how to optimize and harness good bacteria to improve neurological, immune & endocrine function. In this episode she characterizes what you can do as a mother to promote healthy gut function along with describing our process here at the Natural Nipple on how we provide personalized help!
In this episode we discuss Body Positivity & Breastfeeding, and cover all topics 'taboo' in the journey of a woman now dealing with the constant demand of a newborn, accepting a new body, and struggling for autonomy and reintroduction to her sexuality.
As a lactation consultant and mother of three, Ana founded Power to Prevail in 2015 to create a conversation about the doubts she was having surrounding her new body after birth which rapidly transformed to a global collective. Between all of these roles she was also running a chapter of TIE global- a non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. In trying to create balance and enjoy a weekend with her babies at the beach, she realized swimwear was not breastfeeding accessible or adoring of postpartum bodies. She then founded Orolait to empower women to embrace this journey with their body and their infant, while making breastfeeding and enjoying the things you love easier!