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Welcome to the April Newsletter!

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Meet Kristen Sorondo!

Kristen Sorondo, RN, IBCLC is another one of our experts we work with from time to time here at Mommy Knows Best. She is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant from Orlando, Florida. The proud momma of 4 beautiful girls, Kristen has also been a nurse for 16 years and a Lactation consultant for 11. She worked at a small community hospital in NC to one of the largest Women and Babies hospitals in the US; Winnie Palmer Hospital for 13 years. Kristen has been TOTS trained and works with a team approach with babies that have feeding issues.  This year, Kristen opened up her own business, Orlando Lactation, where she provides lactation and newborn services to new moms. 
 
Kristen has partnered with Mommy Knows Best many times in the past, including our bi-monthly interviews covering breastfeeding topics, being a speaker at our online summit, and sharing educational videos for new moms.

Visit her website here.

Kristen Sorondo
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Popular Topics: 

Tips for Pumping at Work

Common Breastfeeding Issues

Facebook Group Feature:
RACHEL HIBBARD


Rachel is our group's Mom’s Advocate. She loves to listen to each mom's story, help fight for the underdog, and make sure things stay kind and judgment free. 

She was brought on as a moderator in 2020 after she caught our attention in the group as someone who was kind, supportive and a great listener of others in the group.

>>>New Mom's Breastfeeding & More Support Group

MORE ABOUT RACHEL:

How many kids do you have?

I have 2 daughters; my oldest is 9 years old and my youngest is 3 years old.

What's your favorite part about being in our Facebook Group?

I love being able to see the women in our group grow into their own power as mothers. It's such an honor to be a part of such a wonderful support system that helps moms flourish and thrive by lifting them up and reassuring them that they're doing such an amazing job. 

If you could share one tip to new moms, what would you say?

It's okay to not know what you're doing. I had already done plenty of mothering by the time my youngest was born but the moment she was born, everything that I had learned previously with my oldest went right out the window and I felt like a first-time mom again. You will get into the swing of things; just take things one step at a time and before you know it, it'll seem like you've been doing it forever. 

What are you most proud of?

How wonderful my girls are turning out. They don't know how to give up, they beat their own drums, and even though they're extremely strong-willed and bold, they are the kindest and most compassionate people I know. It makes me confident that once they get out into the world on their own, they're going to thrive and do so much with their lives.

What's something you're excited about?

Within the next year or two, we should be starting the process of building our own house! The land is in a very rural area so the plan is to essentially create a mostly self-sustainable farm.  My husband and I have always talked about it but it's never been a reality until recently so I'm very excited.

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In the news...

4 Reddit Thread Shows How Timers Have Helped Parents Give Willful Toddlers Necessary Boundaries

Reddit Thread Shows How Timers Have Helped Parents Give Willful Toddlers Necessary Boundaries

Parents on Reddit shared their success stories of using a timer to help their toddlers get through everyday tasks.

A Reddit thread expresses gratitude for a seemingly simple savior when it comes to toddler behavior. "Whoever gave the advice on setting a timer for toddler activities, I owe you a wonderful steak dinner," the original poster said, adding, "Or whatever if you don't like steak. Our [little one] obeys the timer to a fault. 'Sorry, we can't go to the kitchen until the beep beep happens. When the beep beep happens, we're turning off the TV. When you hear the beep beep, it's time to go!' It works like a charm."

Read more about it here.

The FDA warns prenatal screening tests may give false results: What this means if you’re pregnant

It’s important to know that these tests are screening tools, not diagnostic tools, and come with a high rate of false positives.

Genetic prenatal screening tests are widely offered to pregnant people in their first trimester as a way to gain “peace of mind” early on in the pregnancy and ensure there aren’t any chromosomal conditions or genetic abnormalities affecting the developing fetus. But given recent reports of how inaccurate the results from prenatal screening tests can be, the FDA is now warning patients about the risks of using these results to make decisions about their pregnancy. 

Read more about it here.

The FDA warns prenatal screening tests may give false results: What this means if you’re pregnant


April's Top Post!

During the month of April, this post got the most love from our moms! On our socials, we are dedicated to sharing educational and fun information.

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Lactogenesis: The Process of Making Milk

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Coming up next month on MomTalks with Christa...

Inducing lactation for adopted son with Myranda, Renee Reina from The Mom Room talks about being the Default Parent, Affirmations for the Overwhelmed Mom with Christa, and a couple of other surprise guests that will amaze you!

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