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Parents, You’re Doing it Right! 

I’m writing this knowing that several ½ finished blogs are going to feed into this single post, and I’m not exactly sure where this will go. 

But let me tell you something. . .

You’re doing it right.

Yes, you heard me. You. ARE. DOING. IT. RIGHT. I don’t need to talk with you to know what your parenting challenge is right now. Why? Because you’re here and you’re trying.

You see, pregnancy, parenting, relationships, LIFE happens on a spectrum. So whatever you’re doing right now for your baby- is right! Now, I know you’re busy reading blogs and getting advice from parenting forums, and

Can You Drink While Breastfeeding?

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“Can you drink while breastfeeding?”

With the Holidays in full swing, we frequently get this question! So we asked our in-house lactation consultant, Megan Maltby from Lotus Lactation to give us the scoop on the most recent research! Here’s what she has to say!


As it stands, an occasional drink doesn’t seem to lead to  negative effects on your baby. A considerably safe occasional drink would be 1 to 2 drinks a week.  Breast milk is actually a modified blood! So, alcohol not only gets filtered out of the blood stream, but also out of the milk over time.  Typically, the average person’s blood alcohol level peaks    .5-1hr

Beaverton Baby Sign Language

baby-sign-language-beavertonWe’re so excited to welcome Portland Early Learning Project to Birthing Stone. Baby sign language is a fantastic way to bond with baby, enable more communication, and really have fun!  Keep reading to learn more about Christina from PELP

Check out upcoming dates on our calendar or register here

Random fun fact:  I consider myself quite musical.  I started piano lessons at 3, was always involved in singing and voice lessons and even sang with a band in highschool!

My profession is:  I am a Speech/Language Pathologist by trade but now consider myself a Baby Sign Language Guru and infant/toddler language development specialist, co-owner of Portland Early Learning Project.

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