Tag: breastfeeding

Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Hi, ladies. I’m so happy that Julie is allowing me to talk to you today! I wanted to share with you some of the struggles and successes I’ve had in breastfeeding with my now 12-week old baby. In my challenges I’ve found a lot of misleading information, however, I’ve also found that the best information often comes from the mothers that have most recently gone through it because their memories are still fresh. I hope this post helps you muddle your way through all the noise out there! Of all the things I thought I had to prepare for when […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby – Tips and Tricks   One of the questions some mothers ask when their babies is teething, is whether or not their little ones’ condition will interfere with their breastfeeding. The most honest answer is that it depends. Every baby has a different experience during the teething stage. Some babies experience little discomfort while others have a more difficult time enduring the swelling and painful gums. Nevertheless, when your baby starts to teethe, it could cause some breastfeeding challenges. Your little one might want to nurse more frequently because, for many babies, breastfeeding is […]

Posted April 17, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, Sponsored, / 3 Comments
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How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

How I Breastfed my Formula-Fed Baby

I remember those beautiful moments. Those beautifully terrifyingly exhausting moments that is. Those first few weeks/months with a new baby. Feed your babies; that’s what is most important. That is what the Fed is Best movement is telling us. That whether you breastfeed or formula feed, you are feeding your baby, and that is what counts. I agree. This is true, great, wonderful. But, there still seems to be a separation between one or the other as far as information goes. We are told to breastfeed on demand as the baby will know when the baby is done. We are […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 45 Comments
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10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

I remember those moments, his eyes fluttering and his tiny little body relaxing against me as he begins to drink. That soft baby curled up around me, us bonding in such a special way. The milk drunk face with pouty lips and an expression of pure relaxed bliss. I cherish those memories of breastfeeding my son. Breastfeeding is a topic that is near to my heart, even if I am no longer nursing. I shared our journey on multiple occasions, sharing the good with the bad, the struggles with our joys. Between World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, this month is […]

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15+ Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

15+ Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding your baby is very rewarding, but can be difficult. Despite our struggles, I look back fondly at my breastfeeding relationship with Baby H. Since we plan on having another child eventually, I know I will try to breastfeed again. While I breastfed, I made sure to add breastfeeding-friendly foods to my diet (such as steel cut oats, , drink , add or cook with , and take a ) to help my supply.  Since my post about my overnight oatmeal for lactation continues to be such a hit, I thought I would find other wonderful recipe ideas for foods […]

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Remembering the last latch

Remembering the last latch

I’ve heard it said that you will never know when a latch is your last, and I have definitely found that to be true. My supply has dried up pretty much overnight, and it was unexpected.I didn’t know when it would stop, and I was very happy that I continued to feed my little guy at least an ounce or two of breast milk a day for as long as I could. I’m saddened that it was so sudden, and I really wanted to make it through winter and this cold season. I also can’t claim the next La Leche […]

Posted January 12, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, / 8 Comments
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Comfortable Pumping and Nursing Bra, BeliBea Review

Comfortable Pumping and Nursing Bra, BeliBea Review

I received the full product in exchange for my honest review. My Experience: The BeliBea is the most comfortable bra I own! Part way through my pregnancy, every band of any bra I owned started getting uncomfortable. For some reason, even some sports bras felt like they were cutting into my skin (and at least left the skin red and sore). I tried out various sports bra type maternity and nursing bras, but after a full day’s wear I was uncomfortable in all of them. Then I got to try the BeliBea. It is so soft and hugs my skin rather […]

Posted November 8, 2015 by Julie in Reviews, Working Mom, , / 0 Comments
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The Beginning of the End of my Breastfeeding Journey

The Beginning of the End of my Breastfeeding Journey

As my baby nears his first birthday, I wanted to reflect on our breastfeeding journey since I know it is coming to a close. My baby is about to turn one. ONE! My goal was to breastfeed for one year, and so I can say I have met this goal. However, I can’t say I met it successfully. I’ve struggled with low supply and nursing refusal since the beginning, and it looks like this is how the journey will also end. I’m only pumping at work once a day now, and I’m only getting one ounce of breast milk. It is time […]

Posted October 29, 2015 by Julie in Parenting, / 14 Comments
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Flying With Frozen Breast Milk

Flying With Frozen Breast Milk

I recently had to fly back to California to help with a funeral for my Grandmother, and I chose to go alone, leaving Baby H with Hubby at home. This was my first time being away from the baby, so I had to pump and freeze the 3 days I was gone. I wanted to share some quick tips based on what I learned during that experience. Pumping and Freezing Breast Milk I brought my pump as a carry-on (kind of a guard it with your life and don’t trust the luggage people situation) even though I didn’t actually pump on […]

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Are you a Breastfeeding Bully? Stop the Bressure!

Are you a Breastfeeding Bully? Stop the Bressure!

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful, wonderful thing. But it isn’t for everyone, and that perfectly fine. Some women choose to breastfeed while others choose not to, and those are simply two ways to feed a baby. Unfortunately, there are people who make women feel guilty for the choices they make. Well I’m here to say let’s put an end to the bullying and stop the bressure. Some people might not even realize they are being breastfeeding bullies, so I have put together this little quiz to help identify what makes a bully. Are You a Breastfeeding Bully? Do you judge […]

Posted August 24, 2015 by Julie in Opinionated, TopPosts, / 17 Comments
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