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CONTENTS

The Fall Issue

Special Features 9 – Breast Cancer at 30 – Stephanie’s story 11 – Breast Cancer at 36 – Blythe’s story 12 – Normalize Breastfeeding – Inspiring Orlando’s moms to breastfeed 16 – Orlando’s Best OB/GYNs – Who made the list? 20 – Featured nursery – Andi’s room

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For the Preggos & Mommies HIDING VEGGIES Creative ways to hide vegetables in your food

19 – Working and nursing – Can it work? 22 – Food – Hiding Veggies

Expert Advice 14 – Ask the Pediatrician – Vaginitis

18 – Nursing and Exercising – Tips for the new mom

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Breastfeeding advocate Brandy Harrison shares, “Rosie The Riviter represents the strength women empower and I wanted to reflect my strength to persevere and have a healthy breastfeeding relationship. Kristen Wheeler (KHphotographics) saw my vision and made it into a poster to inspire the local community to breastfeed.”

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BREAST CANCER IN YOUR 30’s Two women’s stories

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37 months of breastfeeding It’s been nine years since I nursed my last baby, but it seems like yesterday. I loved it. I nursed each one of my three babies until they were almost 13 months old. I’m sure I could have nursed each one longer, but at the time, it was “the norm” to stop once they reached a year. Now don’t get me wrong, nursing wasn’t always easy. I had cracked nipples and I remember being terribly engorged with all three babies. I nursed in public and nursed in my car. I mastered nursing while on long road trips. I could cook and clean while nursing. I could pump 6 oz. from each breast in three minutes flat. I really did love it. By the time I nursed my third baby, I was a pro. I remember taking a photo (for my eyes only) while my third baby nursed, knowing it would be my last time. I never wanted to forget that moment. I would have never guessed that I would have the opportunity to engage in “nursing” again. As a doula, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to coach new moms in those first moments of breastfeeding. My number one tip as they begin this new phase, is to RELAX! Yes, there are a variety of positions – the football hold, the cradle hold, lying down, sitting up – but to me, the most important thing a mom can do is relax. The baby can sense your tension. It’s a brand new experience for you and it’s a brand new experience for them. So relax. Why all the nursing talk? These upcoming months we will all hear a lot about breast cancer awareness, so we wanted to dedicate a whole issue to breast health and women’s health. On pages 9 and 11 are two stories to increase your awareness of breast cancer caught early. We’re also sharing stories and articles highlighting the challenges of breastfeeding while working and exercising. And if you’ve been remiss in taking care of yourself (we understand, sometimes momma’s health takes a backseat to our kids!) we’re sharing Orlando’s best OB/GYNs on page 16. My hope is that you will be informed and encouraged by this issue. But please remember, even though I nursed my babies for about a year each, it didn’t make me “mother of the year.” Your ideal length of time might be two months, or it might be two years. No matter what the length is, embrace it ... and relax!

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Diagnosed at 30 Years Old

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wasn’t terribly alarmed when I found a lump in my breast during a self-exam. I’d heard of benign cysts and chalked it up to be along those same lines until a couple of months passed, and the lump was still there, possibly more noticeable. I had it checked by my doctor who seemed pretty unconcerned due to my age, however I was sent for a mammogram “just to be safe.” Three days later, I found myself in a breast surgeon’s office having a biopsy on the large (almost 5 cm) tumor that was ultimately found. On February 14, 2008 I got the life-changing call and diagnosis of Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer). I was only 30. My pathology indicated that treatment was necessary and I decided to move forward with a Bi-lateral Mastectomy immediately. I was more devastated by the fact that chemotherapy would most likely rob me of my fertility, than I was of the cancer diagnosis itself. It broke my heart to imagine I may never have children. After several surgeries, procedures and rounds of chemo were behind me, I was declared cancer free or as we say in cancer land: NED (no evidence of disease). Thankful to have survived more than I thought I would in a lifetime, I tried my hardest to get back to “normal.” I didn’t quite recognize the monster in the mirror and my body seemed broken. I was grateful to have that second lease on life but my prayers and dreams of becoming a mother never ceased.

By Stephanie Garda

Six months after my cancer journey was over (it’s never really over) and new hair had begun to sprout atop my head, I found out I was pregnant. What a mind-blowing miracle it was! A positive pregnancy test, surprising my husband with the news, telling our parents – all moments I had dreamed about for years. A typical pregnancy led to our greatest gift when I gave birth to a healthy baby boy. And now at three years old, his sweet voice saying “Mama” still melts my heart every single time. Since being promoted to Mom I have focused on myself and determined that the only acceptable choice is to be as healthy as I can for my family. My son deserves the best “me” possible and I am determined on leaving cancer no chance to interrupt this beautiful life again. I changed my diet, lost weight, made time to exercise regularly and even found a new love in cycling. This October, I will be returning to California to ride 200 miles for young women affected by breast cancer at Young Survival Coalition’s Tour de Pink. To learn more go to: www.ysctourdepink.org/goto/ stephaniegunngarcia Cancer can and does happen to young women. If I had waited until the recommended age for mammograms, I would not be here today. I cannot stress the importance of self-exams enough. If something feels strange or looks different, tell your doctor! Your life depends on it. babyourself.com • Fall 2013

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Diagnosed at 36 Years Old

By Blythe Sheahan

I've given birth to three beautiful, healthy girls. I nursed them for a total of five and a half years. I knew it was good for me, but ultimately, I did it for them. Plus, I loved it. My third little girl was a BIG surprise, one that took my entire pregnancy for me to adjust. But once I saw her beautiful face, I knew Heaven. In April 2011, when at a retreat with one of my best friends, I had all the signs and symptoms of Mastitis – a common breast infection while nursing. I visited the doctor when I returned home and was given instructions to nurse that baby a lot. So I did! And it seemed to work itself out. Although it never really stopped bothering me... My doctor suggested it was time to stop nursing...my breasts had done more than enough for my babies, and it was time. So I did. And it was hard. But when I did, that same spot flared up. The doctor thought it was because I stopped nursing "cold turkey", but wanted me to see a breast specialist so she could treat it correctly (yeast, Mastitis, etc). One biopsy and five days later, I learned I had breast cancer. No family history, no gene, lowest possible risk group with three pregnancies and five and a half years of nursing... Six days later, I opted to have a double mastectomy. I can't live the rest of my life wondering if something might pop up in my other breast. I endured five months of chemotherapy, 28 radiation treatments, and complete breast reconstruction. And today I am a two-year survivor! Remember that little surprise? That third, precious little baby? Turns out she's the reason I caught it so early. The tumor was why the milk became backed up. Had I not been nursing, chances are I wouldn't have caught it so early.


By Brandy Harrison

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There is a distinct lack of support for women choosing to breastfeed their babies in America. With formula ads, free samples and coupons at your doorstep, it can be very tempting to just throw in the towel on breastfeeding or even worse, not try at all. Today, many women are scrutinized when nursing their baby (or toddler) in private settings, let alone in public. “How much longer are you going to breastfeed? How old IS your, um, toddler?” Since when did breastfeeding become so un-normal? In September 2009, I gave birth in a hospital to a stunning strawberry blonde haired baby boy. Despite my birth not going as intended, that little being was now earth-side and I couldn’t wait to give him the world, beginning with nourishment from my breast. As every new mother tries to begin the bond with her new baby, you question everything you are doing, with breastfeeding being at the top of the list. “Am I doing this right? Is he getting enough?” So many little things come up in your mind and many new moms don’t ask for guidance.

obstacles along their journey. They are not failures. Most are just not educated or don’t have the proper support in place.

My son and I established a good latch after several sessions and my milk came in on the third day. Things seemed to be going pretty well with breastfeeding, minus some colic and reflux issues and we settled into a groove around five weeks old. Then my sister passed away unexpectedly and my entire milk supply dwindled to none. After a week of my son not nursing and only receiving a bottle with previously pumped milk and formula, he refused my nipple. Uneducated, I proceeded to pump what I could and supplement with formula until four months of age, and then I stopped pumping entirely. I was only getting an ounce or so a day.

What should you do to foster a successful nursing relationship with your little one?

In January of 2013, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in the water, at home. Having gone through so much with my first born, I was determined to have a well-educated, natural birth experience the second time around. Our first latch was awesome and we’ve had a great breastfeeding experience ever since! Seeking advice and being educated helped make this a successful breastfeeding relationship.

Find a local support group or private lactation consultant while pregnant.

Ask for help if you need it! It DOES NOT make you a failure as a mother to ask for help, even if you think breastfeeding is something that should just happen naturally.

Educate yourself. There are a lot of great resources available to help prepare you to breastfeed your baby. Learn as much as you can ahead of time so you can be prepared to try different techniques!

And when in doubt, look at yourself in the mirror and repeat after me: “Do not give up! The beginning is always the hardest! Babies are born to breastfeed. Breast milk is nature’s finest and available on tap 24/7! And the best part is that it’s free!”

From my own experiences, my best advice for pregnant and new mommas: it is not always going to be “easy”! You will potentially battle issues such as undersupply, clogged ducts, thrush, and much more. It can be extremely discouraging in the moment and many women abandon breastfeeding because of the

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Breastfeeding advocate Brandy Harrison shares, “Rosie The Riviter represents the strength women empower and I wanted to reflect my strength to persevere and have a healthy breastfeeding relationship. Kristen Wheeler (KHphotographics) saw my vision and made it into a poster to inspire the local community to breastfeed.” Brandy Harrison is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Doula, Birth Assistant, breastfeeding advocate, and mother of two. www.TheNurturingButterfly.com Facebook: TheNurturingButterfly & Pampered.Belly

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Vaginitis “

By Dr. Gregory Gordon

My 2 and a half year old daughter has had a recurrence with vaginal discharge (dark yellow) and no other symptoms. I am a microbiologist and I performed a urine culture (negative) and a vaginal culture that grew out normal vaginal flora). I took her to the pediatrician this morning with this information and the doctor only tested her for strep (negative) and informed us not to give bubble baths and apply diaper rash cream. What is your opinion?”

Dr. Gregory Gordon grew up in Gainesville, Florida. He attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. After he completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he joined Pediatric Associates of Orlando. Dr. Gordon is the proud father of eight children. He is the Vice President of “The Gift of Swimming” (a local charity that provides swim lessons to Orlando’s needy children). In early 2010, encouraged by his patients, he started gregorygordonmd.com to share his pediatric and parenting experience.

Vaginitis, or vulvovaginitis, is an extremely common issue. I see girls with vaginitis daily in my pediatric practice. Often parents have never heard of it and seemed uncertain of the diagnosis. Most cases of vaginitis occur in potty trained girls usually 3 or 4 years old. Anything “itis” means “inflammation of.” Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, while vaginitis is inflammation of the vaginal area. Signs and symptoms of vaginitis include pain with urination, itching, external redness, foul odor and discharge. Vaginitis is typically the result of poor hygiene, especially wiping the wrong way. This back to front wiping moves intestinal bacteria into the vaginal area. Bubble or soapy baths can indirectly cause vaginitis. Sitting in soapy water can remove a girl’s normal, irritant protective vaginal mucus. Lack of normal vaginal mucus makes an individual susceptible to irritation. In Florida, we often see cases of vaginitis secondary to prolonged wet bathing suit wearing.

Before treating a child for vaginitis, it is important to make sure they do not have a urinary tract infection or UTI. Both vaginitis and UTIs are common causes of painful urination. Children with UTIs are usually sicker and they may have fever, frequent urination, or abdominal or back pain. There are many home remedies used to treat vaginitis. My favorite is vinegar baths. Place one cup of white vinegar in a warm, soap-free bath. Have your daughter sit and play in the tub for 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the tub. Wash her with soap in a shower (so she doesn’t smell like vinegar). Give her vinegar baths as needed for symptoms. Most symptoms respond after only one bath. If she is still uncomfortable after the vinegar bath, it is fine to apply a diaper rash cream, but I doubt she will need it. If her symptoms worsen or do not improve, visit your pediatrician. y

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Orlando’s #1 Best OB/GYN 2013 Sheryl L. Logan

Sheryl L. Logan, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. Women’s Care Florida, OB & GYN Specialists

Dr. Logan is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and has been caring for patients at our practice since 1995. She has expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high-risk pregnancies, advanced ultrasonography, infertility evaluation, menopause management and preventive care for women. Dr. Logan received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Dr. Logan is a fellow of The American College of Obstetricians

and Gynecologists and a member of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. She has been recognized Nationally as one of America’s top doctors on Castle Connolly and U.S News Top Doctors. She has also been very involved with philanthropic organizations in Orlando for many years and actively serves on volunteer committees at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Dr. Logan is the mother of three boys and enjoys just about any outdoor activity including cycling, hiking, skiing and gardening. Dr. Logan practices exclusively at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies and cares for patients at our Winter Park and Sandlake offices.


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Nursing and Exercising: Tips for New Moms! By Kristen Scruggs

Oh, the joys of working out while nursing! ‘Juggling the two’ will definitely take an adjustment period – pun intended! Your new best friends: Your breast pump and a good sports bra.”

There are three steps to efficiently working out while nursing:

1. Pump or nurse before your workout 2. Invest in a good sports bra 3. Stay hydrated My favorite pump is the double electric breast pump by Medela – I can’t say enough good things! I went through two Ameda models before trying a Medela, all in a two week period when my daughter was a newborn. Invest in a good pump, it’s worth it. My Medela also came with a manual hand pump, which has come in handy on many occasions. When I first began exercising after having my daughter, when she was between 2 and 5 months, we would drive to the YMCA and I would nurse her in the car in the parking lot, work out and then have to nurse her again before driving home. That was work! Now, it’s just twice per day, thank goodness! If you are working out while baby is home with dad or at daycare, bring your pump along to pump in the car. Most pumps have a car adapter available for purchase.

Kristen E. Scruggs is the Chapter Leader for the East Orlando Chapter of Moms RUN This Town, a free running club for Moms with nearly 300 members. She is training to run her first full marathon (26.2 miles) Dec. 1, the Space Coast Marathon! Kristen is married with a one-year-old daughter and wants 2-3 more children in the near future! You can see what her busy group of running mommas is up to at www.momsrunthistown.com/EastOrlando/.

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{{ Sports Bras All sports bras are not created equal.

Now that you are set with the exercise and nursing/pumping routine, let’s talk sports bras. All sports bras are not created equal. As the leader of a local running group for Moms, East Orlando Moms RUN This Town, the topic of sports bras for running/working out while nursing comes up frequently. Usually after your baby is 2-3 months old, your milk supply will begin to even out, but in the beginning, it’s simply all over the place. These four bras are the most-often mentioned, the ones that moms are happy using and have given great reviews. Keep in mind, everyone is different, especially based on size and how much additional support you need. So you may have to try a few before finding one that works best for you. It isn’t recommended for nursing moms to wear a compression sports bra longer than needed since it can decrease milk supply (binding the breasts helps with weaning). Wearing a bra that is too tight can also increase the risk of getting a plugged duct.

Whatever you do, don’t let a tight nursing schedule stop you from working out. Exercise releases endorphins, making for a Happy Mama. And Happy Mama equals Happy Baby!

Nursing

by Eryn Vargo

The life of a nursing mother is crazy. Especially if you are an “on demand nurser”. I never would have thought that I would be an “on demand nurser”. For God’s sake, I am super organized; I keep a meticulous schedule and I hate for anyone to dictate any aspect of my life. So, all I can say is WOW! I succumbed to the demand of my breast. This was a choice I made a long time ago. No bottles, no schedule. We would be natural and let the baby dictate his needs. I had no idea what I was in for!

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Moderate exercise will not affect your milk supply. Remember to stay hydrated, as your body needs additional water, and if you are worried you can try adding a cup of Mother’s Milk Tea to help stimulate production. One last thing to keep in mind – “leaky boobs.” You may need to wear nursing pads in your sports bra. You can use disposable pads, but when you sweat, the cotton will start to disintegrate. And then you’ve got a mess right after your workout when all you want to do is get the bra off to nurse your baby! My suggestion is washable bamboo nursing pads from BubuBibi. They’re soft and don't stick to skin like cotton, and have a leak-proof outer layer.

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My son will grab my breast, pull my shirt down, bury his face into my chest... you name it. It is kind of comical. I told my husband that I want the baby to be comfortable and to eat when he needs to, not when we say. So, yes -- in public I have had an exposed boob. At open house for our older kids, my bra was was out for all to see. At Publix while in the Seven Sling, my boob was exposed in the produce section. Out to dinner, the baby pulled the nursing cover off. All I can do is laugh. Who knew my breasts would one day be on display for everyone. So, as you can imagine, working and nursing is a bit hectic. I’ve done it all... forget the nursing pads, forget the pump, forget the batteries for the pump, leak all over the place, bump my breast with the car door -- OUCH! I’ve sat in meetings and thought my chest was going to EXPLODE! I’ve even had to text my boss...I am having a problem. I am going to explode. I’ve gotta go. I’ve pumped in my car more times than I wish to count. I’ve come home and started stripping in the garage..the sooner I get the clothes off, the sooner this baby can relieve me. I’ve cried in the bathroom because I just want to nurse my baby. Pretty much, every few hours my boobs feel like they are going to burst! I tell myself..no, no, no -- I’ve got this. Nursing and working is a breeze, right? WRONG! I guess I forgot how easily things can go awry. BUT, I would not change a thing. The decision I made was for me and my baby. It works for us.

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most rooms that are inspired U nlike by the perfect bedding or a specific accessory, Andi’s nursery came together backwards.

Before the bedding, accessories or anything else was picked out (other than the theme – Paris!), the Harrisons chose a very subtle pink as their base color (Ballerina Pink by Behr). From there, the rest fell into place with the perfect contrasting color (Pinkelicious by Behr) and gorgeous accessories from Hobby Lobby. The result? A fabulously feminine space for baby Andi, made age appropriate now, and easily updated as she grows.


After choosing the Paris theme, Brooke took one look at the blank walls and knew they needed something more than just artwork. She found tons of inspiration pictures for the chair rail and framing and shared them with her husband. After hours of research, measuring, cutting and painting, it is one of their favorite parts of the room! Another favorite piece is Andi’s bedding. Finding something sophisticated yet still appropriate for a child, and at a decent price was impossible! Brooke enlisted the help of both Andi’s grandmothers, shared some inspiration pictures and they worked together to source the perfect fabrics and sew the amazing crib and daybed bedding.

Items in the room Large monogram: Purchased from Etsy store scrappinplus and painted by the Harrisons with extra bedroom paint. Bedding: Created by a collaboration of both of Andi’s grandmothers’ talents. Chandelier artwork: Framed over crib: Hobby Lobby. Crib: Cribs-4Life in Altamonte Springs. Ballerina bust (pink and black): Hobby Lobby. Side table: Craigslist. It was a dingy yellowish white; the Harrisons painted it with an oil-based gel paint from Glidden. Name letter blocks: Hobby Lobby. Eiffel tower figure: Hobby Lobby. Trunks: Hobby Lobby. Dresser: Craigslist. Clock: Hobby Lobby. Paris box on dresser: Marshall’s. Fluer-de-lis: Hobby Lobby. Various frames: Hobby Lobby. Newborn photos: Courtesy of Deborah Toole Photography.

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Hiding Veggies by Vickie Myers

Getting kids, and sometimes even adults, who do not like vegetables to eat them can be tricky! Sneaking them into a dish may be your solution – plus adding in more veggies can’t hurt! These recipes are veggie-averse kid tested and approved. I recommend starting by adding a small about of veggies and gradually adding more as desired.

Pumpkin Carrot Muffins

1 lb. ground beef 1-2 tubes (3 in.) chorizo 1-2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup diced onion 3 cups cooked rice 1 cup grated carrot 1 can white beans (optional) 1 ¾ cup grated cheese 20 fajita size tortillas

2 cups shredded carrot ¾ cup pumpkin puree ½ cup Greek yogurt 2 cups flour (I used 2/3 cup of whole wheat flour and the rest white flour.) ¾ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar ¾ cup oil (I use coconut oil.) 3 eggs ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 rounded teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves ¾ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup finely diced green peppers (can use green chilies if you want it a little spicier) 1-2 cloves garlic minced 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 cans tomato sauce + ½ can of water ¼ tea salt ¼ teaspoon black ground pepper ¾ teaspoon ground cumin Cook green peppers and garlic in the olive oil for one to two minutes. Add tomato sauce, water and spices. Simmer on low 5-10 minutes.

To make the enchuritos:

Brown the ground beef then add in the chorizo, garlic and onion, and cook until the chorizo “disappears” into the ground beef. Drain the meat mixture, then combine with cooked rice, carrot, cheese and beans. Stuff the tortillas with the rice and meat mixture. Roll up and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Pour sauce over the stuffed tortillas and top with an additional sprinkle of cheese. This recipe will make two pans and is great for sharing or keeping in the freezer for another night!

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½ cup brown sugar 1 cup oats 3 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon cinnamon (If you really like cinnamon) Mix together well until crumbly. Mix wet ingredients together with the sugars. Add in pumpkin and carrots. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Scoop the batter into prepared muffin tins. Put one tablespoon of the topping mixture on the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Whole Wheat Tor tilla Veggie Roll-ups 2-3 Tablespoons cream cheese 1 Tablespoon green pepper finely chopped 1 Tablespoon finely chopped cucumber 1 Tablespoon grated carrot ¼ teaspoon of your favorite season salt Mix all ingredients together. Spread 1-2 teaspoons on a whole wheat tortilla. Add a slice of your favorite lunch meat on top and roll up. Slice into little pinwheels.

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