This week, I'm devoting my blog posts to my breastfeeding journey. It's not a path I ever thought I'd walk, but it turns out, it's a route that I loved and traveled down several times. I'm hoping that my experiences and breastfeeding advice can help someone else learn to love it too....more
One of the hardest parts of breastfeeding initially is maintaining a feeling of modesty in a very vulnerable situation. Before my second daughter was born, I made a DIY nursing cover and it really helped me gain a sense of comfort when breastfeeding in public....more
This post was shared on Huffington Post blog I wrote. I wanted to share this with my Blogher 's military moms. I had the opportunity to chat it up with a local breastfeeding supply owner about her big WHY To helping military moms & starting her own business. Her model sounded so yummy and cozy, it made me want to be a kid again and be a part of her family!...more
By the time you hit your second trimester, you were probably loving your suddenly huge stripper boobs (most women increase by one or two cup sizes during pregnancy). And then your milk came in, and they briefly doubled again. But now that your hormones and your baby’s feeding schedule have plateaued, the ‘girls’ seem to be deflating (in a sad and droopy way), and the realization can be quite depressing. This is especially true for women who had C cups (or larger) to begin with… the damage done will seem more drastic. ...more
She didn’t wean herself. There was no gradual decline in the frequency of nursing sessions, no mounting interest in outside activities, no moment of clarity in which she realized she didn’t need breastmilk.
Breastfeeding is magic, until it's not. And when the magic ceases, in my case anyway, it does so quickly, and with great resolution.
This is a photo taken when it was magic.
“When you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang.”- Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber Without as much as a may I? she reached into my v-neck pajama top and cupped my left breast in her mitt-like hand.I was stunned.And exposed....more
You deserve to hear the truth about the first two weeks of motherhood.I’m writing this as if I am talking to a pregnant woman, but that pregnant woman’s partner should read this, too.The first two weeks of motherhood are the hardest two weeks you can possibly have during the happiest two weeks of your life....more
I started this company because I am so so passionate about breastfeeding. My main goal with Latched on Love has always been to support breastfeeding moms and soon to be moms. I wish I could help every single mom who is struggling or thinking she can't do it- I really do....more