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Breastfeeding Confessionals

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Those who know me know calling me a breastfeeding advocate is an understatement.  For those who don’t know, full disclosure, I breastfed both my children for 2.5 years each and plan on breastfeeding my newborn for equally as long.  While my journey with breastfeeding wasn’t without its obstacles, I was so passionate about breastfeeding that I became a certified lactation counselor.  I am hoping to become IBCLC certified soon as well.  Part nuerotic, I was a pumping fiend and with each of my children I proudly donated over 3000 ounces of breast milk.  I truly enjoy supporting, sharing my own […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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#FYF: Maternity Chic

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  Maternity Chic by MomConfessionals H&M Maternity Mama Top / Seraphine Maternity, $84 / Short Sleeve Knot Front Dress Lavender by Seraphine Maternity / H&M Maternity Jeans, $38 / Bravado Seamless Silk Nursing Bra / Melissa Trippy Bow shoes / Henri Bendel Milliner Mini handbag Finding Yourself Friday #FYF is all about YOU!  When I was pregnant with A and M, I was a frump.  I can admit it.  I was on bed rest and the effort was really more work than I could muster, especially for no one but myself to reap.  In hindsight now I realize, it can do a lot for […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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Tips for a Speedy Recovery from a Cesarean Section

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Having just gone through my 3rd cesarean section aka c-section as well as my experience as both a Labor & Delivery and Post-partum Nurse, I wanted to pass along some words of wisdom that are tried and true.  It’s amazing how norm having a c-section is these days.  With rates soaring at around 30% of births, people often forget that this is major abdominal surgery.  It’s still mind boggling that you only get an additional 2 weeks given for recovery over a vaginal delivery (8 weeks total) when it can take months to fully recover.  Being that this time was my 3rd […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER II: Baby Gear!

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Have you heard? I just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy!  He arrived a wee bit early at 35 weeks but we’re doing great!  Now I have to kick things in to high gear for our Virtual Baby Shower!  Did you miss our first post?  Check it out here: Baby Fashionista. With all the products available on the market, it can be confusing for both new and seasoned parents a like.  What products should you buy and what aren’t worth your time? Here are some of the items that made our wish list, our friends must have list and […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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NURSING 101 : The Right Breastpump at Every Price Point

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Have you heard?!  I just gave birth this past Monday and as I am slowly getting back on my feet, I thought this post was highly appropriate given the challenges I’ve struggled with this week with a preemie. Enjoy and I hope to be back posting real soon! As many of you know I am a huge lactivist.  Having breastfed both my children for a combined total of over 5+ years, I had seen the health benefits of breastfeeding first hand and have navigating every breastfeeding issue from mastitis to having the flu while breastfeeding, to low supply, and my […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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VIRTUAL BABY SHOWER I: Baby Fashionista

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With all the products available on the market, it can be confusing for both new and seasoned parents a like.  What products should you buy and what aren’t worth your time? Here are some of the items that made our wish list, our friends must have list and into our home. { disclaimer:  One of the perks of being a blogger is being exposed to the latest and greatest in baby gear and I am so very lucky that these wonderful brands have shown me their latest and greatest as well as donated many of the items mentioned in this […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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SPOTTED: All New Britax Frontier 90 & Pinnacle 90

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Maybe its because I’m expecting Baby #3 any day now but boy oh boy can new baby gear get me excited!  This time it’s from one of my favorite go-to brands Britax.  Today they introduced their most innovative Harness-2-Booster Seats, the BRITAX FRONTIER™90 and PINNACLE™90 with ClickTight™ technology which installs safely, securely and easily every time.  If you recall the “85″ in the Frontier 85 meant the weight capacity for the seat was 85 lbs in harness mode, the same goes for the Frontier 90 and Pinnacle 90 with the “90″ meaning the new weight limit for these seats in the harness […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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PREGNANCY DIARY: Large and in Charge #FYF

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One thing I learned this pregnancy was that being pregnant, didn’t mean I had to surrender myself to the frump as I had done in previous pregnancies.  Maternity fashion has definitely come a long way and doesn’t have to break the bank either.  I still cringe remembering the $195 True Religion pregnancy jeans I just had to have and only wore twice. One of my favorite brands I discovered this pregnancy is Seraphine Maternity, from the UK and now available here state side.  While my brains been a little fuzzy with putting together outfits that don’t make the fashion police […]

About Suzanne Chan

Suzanne is student, daughter, wife, (labor & delivery) registered nurse, certified lactation counselor, friend, entrepreneur and blogger – but the job she's most proud of is mother… She shares her journey on this blog and The Disney Files. Read more about her here.

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