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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve previously shared my tips on pumping and what I carry in my pump bag at work. This lovely infographic from Cleveland Clinic has so much information about storing and using pumped breast milk. I wanted to share it during Breastfeeding Awareness Month.
August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in the US so I am continuing to share these lovely infographics. I found this graphic to have a lot of useful information for a new expecting mother and shares good tips and facts.