Baby D is 2 months old and time is literally flying before my eyes. It is so crazy how fast the days are going. A few days before he was born I attended the NJ Mom Expo. I had the opportunity to learn about a ton of great local brands and get a lot of information this new mama would need. A month later I attended the NJ Mom Expo with baby in tow. It was such different experience being there while pregnant and after having my baby. The knowledge and information I got both times around has been incredibly valuable.
One of the best things was stopping by the RWJ Barnabas “Ask the Expert” table to get all the info a new mom would need. RWJ Barnabas is the biggest sponsor for NJ Mom and really such a great hospital and resource. I spoke with several of the staff members about nutrition, lactation information, healing from having a baby, and got some information on great mom groups too. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. Being a new mom is so great but it can definitely get overwhelming at times. It’s great to have resources like this available. I know my mom didn’t have this around when she was having us, so I plan on taking advantage of this as much as possible. I especially liked chatting with the nutritionist because eating healthy and staying healthy is super important to me especially when what I eat will affect my baby.
If you haven’t been to any of RWJ Barnabas’s events or the NJ Mom Expo, I highly recommend you go next time. I will be there too and honestly can’t wait to chat with all the experts again. Sometimes it helps just to talk with someone with out any pressure or feeling guilty. The next expo will be sometime in the new year so keep your eyes on the lookout for more details. I will also be giving away some free VIP passes too!
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*Thank you to RWJ Barnabas & NJ Mom for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own