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Trust is Hard

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly this child grows and learns! He has been discovering how to use his hands, and I can just sit and watch as he stares intently, then works so hard to open those tiny fingers just at the right time. He is getting it down, and has discovered…
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My Thought Mondays: Why I Donate Breastmilk

I have a little 6-month-old pumpkin pie. She is tall and skinny, but has little rolls of fat on her thighs. In my eyes (I’m her mom….) she is just the cutest, sweetest thing in the world. When she was just a few weeks old and I was slightly more emotional than normal, having just…
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Attachment Parenting is not a tool for spoiling!

Earlier this week, I encountered a conversation with some friends of a friend that actually surprised me. I suppose I am so used to be surrounded by people who at least can admit that validity in Attachment style Parenting that I’m not used to people completely dismissing it as a form of spoiling. I love…
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Formula = Failure? I dont think so…

Throughout my pregnancy, I was adamant that I wanted to breastfeed, that I was going to give it the biggest effort that I could muster.  I didn’t want to formula feed again, because I felt with Gaby, that I missed out on something special, by not breastfeeding – plus I could do without the costs…
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The Sadness and Joy of Weaning

While pregnant with my son Fletcher, I had a dream.  In this dream I was in my glider rocking my newborn baby boy.  He was in my arms, beautiful, wrinkly, sweet, and perfect in every way.  And, I was nursing him.  It was the most wonderful dream…. we seemed so happy and breastfeeding was natural…
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He’s Found Them!

I know it might sound silly to say that after nearly 12 months of breastfeeding that Emory has “found the source” but he has. He’s a champion breastfeeder and has been since he was born. I swear that within minutes after his birth he was nursing and didn’t stop for well over an hour. The…
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Just give him formula

This is what my pediatrician of 2.5 years said to me when my youngest son, Emory, had only gained half a pound from six months to nine months. At first my concern was mirroring hers and I was in tears when I left her office. She said he would need to gain two pounds in…
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Breastfeeding a Baby with Milk Allergies. Kristen’s Story.

This post was written by Kristen, DDL contributor. I love milk.  I also happen to love ice cream…and cheese.  A LOT.  I typically would drink 2 gallons of milk a week, just myself. Why am I telling you this?  Because 3 months ago, I was told by my daughter’s pediatrician that in order to keep…
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