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Spotlight: Baby Café Bakersfield

Spotlight: Baby Café Bakersfield

Posted by Vivian Bishop on Dec 4th 2019

I had the pleasure of interviewing Christine Staricka, an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and the Director of Operations at Baby Café Bakersfield. Baby Café Bakersfield … read more
What is a Doula?

What is a Doula?

Posted by Vivian Bishop on Oct 24th 2019

Dr. Christine Morton, author of the book Birth Ambassadors, describes a birth Doula as a "companion who supports a birthing person during labor and birth. Birth Doula's are trained to provide co … read more
Why Is Skin-to-Skin So Important?

Why Is Skin-to-Skin So Important?

Posted by Vivian Bishop on Oct 24th 2019

You may or may not be familiar with the term “skin-to-skin.” This is an important yet very simple way to bond with your new baby, all while providing many other excellent benefits.By placing your new … read more
Five Ways to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Five Ways to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

Posted by Vivian Bishop on Oct 24th 2019

World Breastfeeding Week or WBW is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) - it is held yearly from August first through the seventh. The organization is dedicated to protecti … read more
A personal story: Asking for help as a new mom

A personal story: Asking for help as a new mom

Posted by Vivian Bishop on Oct 24th 2019

"It takes a village to raise a child" the truest words I read when I was elbow deep in the early newborn days. I am a mama to an 18 month old baby boy, and let me tell you, asking for help is HA … read more