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Becka S Healthy Living Professional

Easton, Pennsylvania
My name is Becka and I am the mommy of a 6 and 4 year old little girl. I am expecting number three in December and I have a 9 year old step daughter. I'm also a Girl Scout leader and a Nurses assistant. I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up - I'd love to get into education. I love... Full Bio
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The Amazing Rice Sock by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility What is a rice sock? Very simply a sock filled with rice.  Take an old sock, perferbly a long one, and fill it with regular rice (not instant).  Tie the sock closed.  Now yo ... Read on »
Woman Breastfeeding in Pool by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There is a story that made headlines recently involving a woman breastfeeding her baby in a private pool.  She was outraged when the staff asked her to leave the pool to nur ... Read on »
Sore Nipples And Breasts Are Normal At First by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I think a lot of women give up after a few days of breastfeeding because of the sore nipples.  Right now, yeah, my breasts are a little sore. My son is less then a  week old ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Baby by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I knew this labor would be fast. My girls were born after 8 and 4 hours of labor respectively. Only a few minutes of pushing each time. I was joking about not making it to t ... Read on »
Newborn Eye Gunk- Clogged Tear Duct by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility My sweet little prince constantly has a gunky eye. It’s just a clogged tear duct andis no big deal.  All you do to treat it is to wash it several times a day- starting with ... Read on »
My Son Has Arrived! by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility On Thanksgiving at 6:12 am I gave birth to my baby. A sweet little boy we named Julian. It has been a busy 5 days.  I am sitting here nursing as I type and I realize it ... Read on »
Week 37… by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility The time is here for this baby to show his or her face.  It is starting to become real. I think I am a little in shock. Funny but it didn’t seem that real before. Now it daw ... Read on »
Nebraska (and others) Safe Haven Laws by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I need to take a minute and address something very alarming. I read about this a few months ago and it has bothered me ever since.  I am talking about the Safe Haven Law ... Read on »
Breastfeeding Boosts IQ by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility According to a study published in Archives of General Psychiatry May 2008, exclusively breastfed babies do have a higher IQ then bottle fed babies.  According to the stu ... Read on »
Breastfeeding and Vaccines by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I need to start out by saying I don’t mean to endorse any particular product or book.  However, sometimes I come across a certain book or product that I do fall in love with ... Read on »
Breast Milk Cures A Man’s Cancer…What’s Next? by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility There is a man is Massachusetts who says that drinking breast milk cured his prostate cancer.  Read the article: http://cbs11tv.com/watercooler/Health.mothers.breast.2.28428 ... Read on »
A Word About Supplementing by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I forgot about a pet peeve of mine as it hasn’t happened to me. However, doing some reading I remember a pet peeve that I’ve always had and that’s “supplementing with formul ... Read on »
How Nursing Has A Role On Poverty by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Together with thousands of other blogs, BabyNursingBlog is participating in the Blog Action Day 2008. This year’s goal is to raise awareness and generate discussion on pover ... Read on »
The Joys Of Lactating by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Part of being pregnant means lactating.  I’ve always had over productive boobs.  I knew I was pregnant with my second because my boobs were leaking.  The year or so before I ... Read on »
Nesting? by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Am I nesting? It is hard to tell. I’m 31 weeks now and I realize that I could have a baby in 6 weeks. That might not seem too soon but it is October 8th and I only have ... Read on »
Other Green Ways To Save Some Green by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility Breastfeeding is cheap and if you think about it, it is better for the environment. No washing a million bottles and using all that water, no empty formula containers t ... Read on »
Why Did I Decide To Breastfeed? by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility I was pregnant with my oldest daughter and my older sister said “You have to read this book. No matter what you are planning on doing, read it.” It was a really cute book ca ... Read on »
Instructions For Nursing by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is a post from Baby Nursing Blog Read on »
Sad But True by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is a post from Baby Nursing Blog Read on »
Cute Poster by Becka S Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Pregnancy & Fertility This is a post from Baby Nursing Blog Read on »