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I had a normal, healthy pregnancy with my first child. No high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, or swelling. My weight gain was within the normal range (although I probably should have gained far less considering how poorly I ate). But all-in-all, it was...
As the debate rages on between advocates for breastfeeding and those who prefer formula, statistics have revealed a stark and unfair reality: not all mothers in the United States have equal access to the care, knowledge, and support that...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Breast Pumps Louisiana. That said, we are excited to have a local company share their tips to help you receive a FREE breast pump! Four Tips to Help You Secure a FREE Breast Pump Get Informed Under...

All Moms Are Wonder Women

Just recently, I went to a superhero themed birthday party for my best friend’s daughter. The party was adorable, complete with a Wonder Woman cake made by a friend, who is additionally, a mother. As my dear friend and I...
As of this writing, I have spent exactly 26 months breastfeeding. With my first, I became a fierce but quiet “lactivist.” I couldn’t understand how people wouldn’t even try. I made it to a year exclusively breastfeeding my son...
Last month was National Breastfeeding Month, and as a mother of a young son, as well as being a part of that age group now where everyone is expanding their families, I was exposed to breast feeding posts, articles, and...
Mom Guilt: The Working Mom, Breastfeeding Edition Becoming a mother brings its own sets of challenges. They all bring their own rollercoaster of emotions. One of the biggest difficulties mothers feel is the dreaded Mom Guilt. We all feel it...
Like all things relating to babies, children and raising them, breastfeeding is a topic filled with deeply rooted opinions. Whenever I discuss anything pertaining to motherhood, I do my best to keep it real. Sugarcoating these experiences does nothing...
I'll be honest. As a formula feeder, I've been a little worried about seeing something that would offend me online during World Breastfeeding Week. And sure enough, we are less than 24 hours in and I've been offended. Not by...
Let me preface this by saying that I’ve never had a deep desire to breastfeed. While I know some people absolutely adore it, I didn’t have a yearning to do it. To each her own, right? Well since 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...
Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of...
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...
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...

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