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Julep’s First Latches

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Julep latched for the first time twenty-four minutes after he was born on April 28th. I remember the feeling was… beautiful. It felt right.

Memories of MaiTai’s first latch attempts in the hospital three and a half years ago came flooding back. Was I really doing this again? How lucky am I! And what work we have ahead of us…

Other details of the moment are all a blur now. I nursed this bright-eyed, alert baby on and off during my time on the bed right after birthing him in a pool several feet away.

*All photos credited to Stephanie Shirley Photography.*

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Getting Started With Breastfeeding After Birth

Christina Valdez with her two month old, Oliver. Photo Credit: Ana & Ivan Lifestyle Photography

Christina Valdez with her two month old, Oliver. Photo Credit: Ana & Ivan Lifestyle Photography

GETTING STARTED AFTER BIRTH:

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