Category Breastfeeding

What if Breastfeeding

I am a run-ragged mother of two toddlers and one tiny, precious nursing baby. She is a very content, happy baby- except when it comes to nursing. She doesn’t want to nurse in public. Or in front of her siblings. Or while I hold her. In fact, she won’t eat at all, unless I am…
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Places I’ve Pumped Part 3 — The Time it Got Awkward

Or: Thank you ObamaCare! Or: I Just Met You…and This is Crazy. I planned to present the “Places I’ve Pumped” Series in chronological order, but this one was too good to not instantly tell. And by “good” I mean “terribly awkward.” I am district trainings and workshops this whole week. Long sessions in different buildings…
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Places I’ve Pumped #2

Back in February, I was in charge of putting on our district Science Fair. Over 300 students (high school and middle school) from across our district come present their projects and over 130 judges interview them. It is a long day that is the product of months of planning. It is held at the state university…
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The Last Time…

Breastfeeding can be hard…but working and breastfeeding is e.x.h.a.u.s.t.i.n.g. It requires that I get up earlier to start my day, scramble to find time to pump twice while at work, wash and prepare pumping supplies, and constantly worry about trying…desperately…to keep up with Squishy Baby. It is easy to get frustrated and tired and irritated…
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2 Years of Breastfeeding!

Snowflake turned 2 this week, and she also officially weaned a few weeks ago. My original goal with her was 18 months and I was able to make it to just about 2 years! Although the last few months were short feedings in the evenings only, we still enjoyed the time together and she was…
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It’s a Miracle #2: Basil Oil Cured My Breastfeeding Blues

For all the mommies who have struggled or ARE struggling with breastfeeding and producing enough milk this post is for you! My actual bottle- well my third one really. Yes, THIS Basil Essential Oil cured my Breastfeeding Blues by helping me double my milk supply. I know this may sound hard to believe, and if…
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7 Delicious Milk Makers for Mommas

I wanted a natural way to increase milk production and I looked into different foods that I could eat or drink that were delicious. I  came up with this list of great things to add to your diet for nursing moms.  These items would also make great home-from-the-hospital gift baskets!
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Yes, another post about breastfeeding

I know, I know.  It seems to be all I post about lately, but this is important y’all.  It’s important to me and it could help someone else who is struggling. As I mentioned in my previous post, I weaned Daniel at 8 months.  I was going through a phase, which I now call my…
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Mini and Her Milk

Mini is doing so much better with 2 weeks on only Breast Milk.  Her moods were much better since her tummy was happy. She does not seem as uncomfortable either and has gotten lots of cute baby chub. Plus her skin was much less dry and flaky. Then I suddenly ran out and
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Breastfeeding is not easier than formula feeding.

I hear it all the time.  One of the benefits of breastfeeding is that it’s easier than formula.  Definitely some aspects of breastfeeding are easier, but as a whole, the process is not easier.  Sure you don’t have to wash bottles, or cart around powder and water while you’re out and about with your little…
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