Breastfeeding Tips | Richmond Hill newborn photographers

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Nursing your baby is not an easy job. Everyone makes it seem effortless and a natural process, you’re supposed to know how to do it. But as a Savannah Newborn Photographer and mom of two, I’ve had lots of experience with trying to nurse my children. I’ve had lots of successes and some failures. Always keep in mind, that whether you decide that nursing is for you or not, a happy fed baby is the most crucial part.

I had a rough time nursing my first child and eventually decided formula would make me a happier and a more capable mom. When I became pregnant with my second child, I didn't even want to nurse her, because of the bad experience I had with my first baby. She naturally just started nursing right after birth, and I gave it a try, ending up having a super beautiful nursing relationship with my sweet baby.

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Here are a few things I learned that helped me along the way.

It’s ok to ask for help.

If you give birth at a hospital or birth center, there are typically lactation consultants available on staff to help and answer your questions. Don’t be afraid to ask. Both you and your baby are learning how to nurse.

My sweet friend Christina (right in picture below) from Latch onto Health is a doula and lactation consultant. She offered to give you some tips during our newborn photography session in RIchmond Hill, Georgia if her schedule lines up with mine. Please let me know, if you would like to take advantage of this sweet offer, so I can contact her in time.

There’s also the Savannah Baby Cafe if you need help nursing. Please see this video for more information about their services in our area. If you aren’t local, you can look on the main website for a group local to you.

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“It doesn't hurt.”

Not true. Most woman experience pain in the beginning. It can take a moment to get used to breastfeeding, but once you get used to it, the soreness goes away. If you experience intense sharp pain, I recommend talking to your doctor. There could be lots of reasons why you're in pain and getting help can get to the root of the problem.

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Nipple Cream is your best friend.

I once slacked on the nipple cream. Bad decision. After that, I made sure I always had some with me. My favorite is Lasinoh lanolin. I tried other creams that aren’t animal-based, but they didn’t work for me. Nipple cream keeps your nipples from drying, cracking, and bleeding.

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Meet your best friend’s best friend, nursing pads.

Leaking isn’t fun. Along with my trusty tube of lanolin, I also kept nursing pads with me. There are the disposable kind as well as re-usable cloth options.

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A good nursing bra is like hitting the jackpot.

Do yourself a favor and buy a nursing bra. I preferred underwired ones, they just made me feel so much more comfortable. Investing in a good nursing bra was well worth it. European or Australian brands are great, too, like Cake Lingerie, if you’re having trouble finding ones that work.

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So here they are, my breastfeeding tips, the things that worked best for me.

Andrea Krey, one of Savannah newborn photographers, serves the greater Savannah area and specializes in maternity, newborns, and babies. Click here if you’re interested in booking a session.





Milestone Baby Sessions | Savannah, Georgia

When to schedule your Milestone Sessions!

The first year of your baby's life is full of constant change, growth and many, many firsts.  We want to make sure all of that is captured for you in the most beautiful photographs that you'll cherish forever.  You'll only look back on these images with the fondest of memories and funniest stories about their first smile, first tooth and the first step they took.

Please scroll down to see the two milestone sessions we recommend.

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Little Sitter Session (6-8 months)

Once your baby starts to sit up on their own completely unassisted, it's time to schedule this precious session.  This age is usually full of smiles and giggles, which is so much fun to photograph! 

Baby gets to sit in our sweet and natural bowls and baskets and gets to play with our organic looking studio toys. The sitting fee for a milestone session is $100 and takes about 30 minutes. You get to choose a perfect little outfit from our carefully selected studio wardrobe for your little sweetheart to wear during this milestone session.

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Little Cruiser – Walker Session/

White Cake Smash & Bubble Splash (one year)

Most of our clients, regardless of where their baby is developmently, will have photos taken right around their baby's first birthday.  Some babies are fully walking, if not running, by the time they turn one.  Some are still "cruising" using furniture and mom and dad to help them walk around.

If you only ever have one milestone session for your baby, this should be it! Help them celebrate turning one with a fun white cake smash session following a bubble splash bath in our favorite bath tub prop. Andrea Krey Photography loves to style these sessions and provides outfits in neutral colors up to size 24 months. All you have to bring is a white cake and a happy baby.

The sitting fee for our White Cake Smash and Bubble Splash session is $150 and takes about an hour. All you have to bring is a well relaxed baby and a simple white cake. I will give you recommendations for local bakeries and a Pinterest board with cake ideas, once your session is scheduled. Outfits are available from our studio wardrobe. 

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Andrea Krey is a photographer in the Savannah, GA area such as Guyton, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Hilton Head, Tybee Island, Bloomingdale, Ellabell, Hinesville and Midway.  She specializes in maternity photography, newborn photography, baby photography and motherhood photography. Newborn Photography is done in her private newborn studio in Richmond Hill, GA and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee, just to mention a few areas.  Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Mr. O. | Newborn Photography Richmond Hill, GA

Hello, sweet Mr. O.,

he was one of my sleepiest babies yet. I always tell the parents to just relax and take a nap while I work with their little ones. The calmer the parents, the sleepier the bub. It's just that simple.

Sweet O. please stay sweet and come visiting me soon again.

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photographyis done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

First Birthday Session | Richmond Hill, GA

Hello little Miss S.,

you are one now yay! Happy Birthday! Look how adorable you are and your sweet family has it all proven on pictures. Stay sweet and come visit again <3.

~A.

All White Cake Smash sessions come with a complimentary bubble splash, if the session is taken in the studio. Not all children enjoy the water, please keep that in mind.

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photographyis done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Sweet Miss C. | Savannah Children photographer

It's her first birthday!

And she had the fun of her life, please see yourself below! 

I include a bubble splash session into your cake smash session. That way you get to take home (or wherever the party is) a clean baby. Isn't she the cutest?

Sweet C. was the best model ever. Babies usually have a very short attention span, but she was having a blast for the longest time. I think her mommy, too.

Sweet C., please stay cute, you are the sweetest.

Love,

~A.

 

Andrea Krey is a  Savannah Newborn Photographer &nbsp;and specializes in  Savannah Maternity Photography ,&nbsp; Newborn Photography ,&nbsp; Savannah Baby Photography &nbsp;and  Savannah Motherhood Photography .&nbsp; Richmond Hill Newborn photography is done is done in her  Richmond Hill Newborn Photography &nbsp;Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill,&nbsp;Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;  Andrea is known for her natural and organic  newborn , baby,&nbsp; maternity &nbsp;and  motherhood &nbsp;photography.&nbsp;She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Andrea Krey is a Savannah Newborn Photographer and specializes in Savannah Maternity PhotographyNewborn PhotographySavannah Baby Photography and Savannah Motherhood PhotographyRichmond Hill Newborn photographyis done is done in her Richmond Hill Newborn Photography Studio and all other sessions can be taken in surrounding areas. Andrea Krey serves Richmond Hill, Savannah and Tybee Island, just to mention a few areas.  

Andrea is known for her natural and organic newborn, baby, maternity and motherhood photography. She has a very natural style that fits today’s modern family. Her sessions concentrate on natural interactions and love.

Grand opening of our newborn studio | Savannah\Richmond Hill, GA

We are excited to take on newborn sessions again.

Newborn sessions are taken within the first 12 days of being born for several reasons: They are more likely to stay asleep and cooperate during their poses. They still like to be curled up and
don’t mind being posed and their flaky skin or baby acne has not set in yet.

 

During our newborn session I like to concentrate on the newborn. I use a fine selection of clothing and minimalistic props in neutral colors. I love to capture every detail for you to remember a lifetime, how sweet and little they were.

The session is usually booked during mother's second trimester to guarantee a spot, so book yours now here!

Andrea Krey Photography | newborn photography savannah ga | Savannah Photographers