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Breastfeeding Consultations

Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural thing you can do for yourself and your baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the optimal method for feeding infants because it promotes the best possible health, developmental, and psychosocial outcomes for children.

A Mother’s Haven offers private consultations to new mothers needing breastfeeding support and lactation assistance. Consultations are provided by Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Lactation Educators. Consultations include in-depth history, physical assessment and cover the range of problems and challenges that can arise. Phone, in-store, and in-home consultations are available by appointment.

Please e-mail info@shopthehaven.com or call (818) 380-3111 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Visit us at: 16101 Ventura Blvd. Suite 230 Encino, CA. 91436 p. (818) 380-3111 w. shopthehaven.com

Get back into shape with Mommy and Baby Yoga

A time for mothers to nurture and be nurtured. You’ll be doing exercises both on your own and with your baby. These basic yoga movements include warm ups, abdominal/pelvic exercises, leg work & arm work, and relaxation - all done in a fun collaborative way. Babies are incorporated into the class both as observers and as active participants using soothing infant massage, songs and rhymes, and playful exercises.

The exercises in this yoga class will help you to:
- Tighten your core, alleviate lower back pain, and be closer to buttoning up your favorite pair of jeans
- Stretch & strengthen both your lower and your upper body
- Reduce postpartum depression and anxiety
- Have fun with your baby while getting your body back!

No prior yoga experience necessary. Mats provided (or bring your own!) Also bring a blanket and a few quiet toys for times when your baby prefers not to participate. Nursing, feeding, walking, bouncing, and crying are all normal activities in a Mommy & Baby…

Finding the Right Preschool for Your Child

Once you've determined your child is ready for preschool, the next step is to actually find one. So where do you begin?

There are a number of things to consider when choosing a preschool for your child. Some may be more important to you then others so making a list will help you put your thoughts together and have something to refer to.

Start by identify your priorities and needs. Is location a deciding factor for you? Are you looking for a preschool near your workplace, or would one closer to home be more convenient? Are you looking for a specific approach to learning? Do you want the curriculum to be more educational based or to include activities such as dancing and storytelling? Figure out what are your must haves and what you're willing to be flexible on.

Do your research. Ask around to find the most reputable preschools. Friends and family can give you the names of schools they've liked, and we all know that personal references are the best kind.

Go online. Both NAEY…