It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and yes, breast is best for some people. Formula is best for others. Feed the baby, and don’t worry about what others say.
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Since this is World Breastfeeding Week, let’s take a moment to reflect that in other parts of the world, nursing without a cover wouldn’t even be a debate.
I couldn’t breastfeed my babies. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I’m sharing my story about the decision I made.
I sit here typing this, 38 weeks pregnant with my third child, munching on two servings of Trader Joe’s mini chicken tacos and doing some needed post-baby research. There are so many articles suggesting how to prepare for the arrival of your baby. It is good, solid advice, like eating small meals often so you […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s good timing, because I have boobs on the brain. Namely, my own boobs. (Although I’m sure yours are quite nice.) Considering their utility alone, my boobs have served me well over the years, and they’ve served my three daughters, who nursed for a combined total of sixty-five […]
Moms everywhere agree: Pumping sucks! It can be painful at first, it’s time-consuming, and it can be hard to find a comfortable, discreet place to do it. And the cleaning — there are so many parts to clean! When my daughter turned 1, possibly the biggest thrill — beyond the cupcake frosting all over her […]
I exclusively breastfed both of my children. It was a commitment I made, and I’m proud of myself for doing it. But if anyone asks, I downplay it. I joke that it’s cheaper than formula, or that I’m just too tired or lazy to make a bottle in the middle of the night. But the […]
Six years ago we brought our oldest son home from the hospital. Hours later, I sat in my living room, trying to help him latch. My cat plopped down in front of me and started lazily licking herself. She paused to observe my unusual struggle. I stared back at her, realizing that if she had […]
At the end of March, my baby daughter caught that horrible cold that was going around. She had a fever and was so full of snot she could barely breathe through her nose. Nursing was tough for her, and she would stop after just a few minutes. My breasts felt full almost constantly, and in […]
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Most of my parenting life is spent in the weeds. You know them, I’m sure. Probably you’re in them right now. They wrap around you, weaving fatigue and loneliness with joy and delight, boredom and monotony with wonder and love. Because motherhood is nothing but a total duality of emotions. The weeds are reheated coffee […]
Starting with maternity clothes, new motherhood is a slow decline into a netherworld of “fashion.” Cool and tailored is out, washable and comfy is in. And breastfeeding just adds to the uncool criterion. Sure, some mothers manage to look clean and even styled, but those mothers are not me. Here are my nursing “fashion” tips for […]
When I had my son 20 short months ago, I knew I wanted to breastfeed him. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. He was born early and had to stay in the hospital for two weeks after I went home, and he wasn’t quite strong enough to get the latching and sucking thing […]