fbpx
Breast is best ... except when it isn't. Milk soy protein allergy (MSPA) is all it took for me to understand this statement. My son was the sweetest little infant who never cried ... unless he was laying on his back....
Mi Casa Es Su Casa {My Experience with a Live-in Au Pair} The day we announced we were pregnant with our first baby, my mother-in-law graciously offered to retire so she could care for our son when he arrived. As...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” we’d like to introduce you to The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center ("NOBC"), an organization committed to providing high-quality, holistic, and evidence-based lactation and infant feeding support to families in the New...
I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I’ll be honest, mainly because it’s free and I never pass up a deal. Eventually, as I learned more about it, I came to appreciate the health benefits, the bond and the convenience. While...

Don’t Be A Sanctimommy

From Merriam Webster: Sanctimommy:  Definition:  a mother who points out perceived faults in the parenting of others. From Urban Dictionary: Sanctimommy: Looks down at and/or judges parents who don't make the same choices. A combination of the words "sanctimonious" and "mommy" I have...
My first experience with breastfeeding and pumping wasn't that great. After many long weeks of bed rest, I was overjoyed to deliver a healthy 6 pound baby boy. While I hadn't decided if I was going to breastfeed or...
Breastfeeding is supposed to be natural. You know that women have done it since the beginning of mankind. It is done in third world countries. And around the world women are feeding at this exact second. But there is so...
Disclosure :: As parents, some of us are sure of ourselves and others ... not so much. Generally, though, parents have plentiful opportunities to take classes. But what about grandparents? Things have changed in the past several decades, and...
Writer's Note :: I wrote this post at 4 weeks, 6 days postpartum. I thought I was adapting to life as a mom of 3 and no longer suffering from the anxious thoughts that plagued me in the early...
After three pregnancies and 11 years of parenting, I can honestly say that I have (mostly) worked out what works best for me as a mom, and I'm pretty comfortable with the choices I've made. Maybe I'm just older...
"Well, well, well, how the turntables..." -Michael Scott (The Office) Honestly, I didn't expect to have a follow up to my original post about weaning. Here we are though, 6 months later, and weaning is still not going as planned. My...
Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1-7, 2015. This year, World Breastfeeding Weekcalls for concerted global action to support women to combine breastfeeding and work. Whether a woman is working in the formal, non-formal or home setting, it is necessary...
Wait, you're actually nursing them? I'm lucky enough to have had success with a singleton who exclusively breastfed for a year. So when I found out I was having twins, I naturally assumed I could at least try to do...
We meet again. It's been a little over 5 years since I've seen you. Your noise is unforgettable and your bright yellow color is as vibrant as before. What am I referring to? It's my Medela pump. I pumped for...

FOLLOW US

65,000FansLike
30,500FollowersFollow
4,000FollowersFollow
7,400FollowersFollow