The Day My Breastfeeding Boobs Started a Facebook War

Between your situation and the nursing college grad, I'm about done with dumb people. And while ...more

I Used To Hate Breastfeeding Photos  You can read more posts at www.suckathomemom.blogspot.comI'm a 40 something year old with two tweens and a new baby. This is my effort to keep my sanity after leaving the workforce, taking up breastfeeding, and managing the kids. I'm mostly fail...more

As I Nurse You To Sleep, My Son

I love that you understandwhat it means as I lay down beside youand fiddle with my shirtand brush your cheek with a bit of my skinAnd you open your mouthand you pant like a little birdwhose Mommy has just returned witha juicy morsel.You wiggle and wriggle and scootyour whole bodyyour feet kickyour head moves back and forthlike a sonar pinging...more
Wow!  Powerfully and beautifully written.  I, too, (mostly) love nursing Baby Boy.  He's so busy ...more

Non-Toxic Breast Cancer Prevention?

Anyone who knows my family history would understand my interest in finding anything that might lower my risk of breast cancer....more

What I Miss Most About Breastfeeding

This past weekend someone said to me, "You must be glad you are done breastfeeding, right?" I wasn't sure how to respond at first. So I thought for a second, and than said, "Well, yes and no." I had no expectations when I first started breastfeeding, I only planned to breastfeed (if I was able) as long as it was the right thing for both me and my baby. Well, I breastfed my daughter for 14 months. And when it was time to be done, it was completely initiated and led by my daughter. ...more
I just weaned my third and last baby this weekend. It's been bittersweet. He slept through the ...more

I Breastfeed for Selfish Reasons

How Does Milk Production Work in the Early Days Postpartum?

The first few days and weeks after your baby is born can be confusing. You have so much to learn and so many things to worry about. It's stressful and scary. You want to be sure you're doing the best you can for your baby, and that includes making sure he's getting enough to eat. When you're breastfeeding, it can be hard to tell how much your baby is taking in and whether it's as much as he needs or wants.So let's talk about how milk production works in those early days, so that you can be more confident that your baby is satisfied....more

I Cleared Mastitis Naturally!!

For those of you who mayn't know, mastitis is a terrible terrible infection to have. When one breastfeeds, it's essential that you not get too full and keep your nipples clean and moisturized, else you may get clogged ducts and/or mastitis. I also have oversupply, so keeping my breasts from becoming engorged is a balancing act. Since I've been at it for over a year now, I mainly just keep to block feeding. Rarely though, even block feeding will fail me....more

Yes, I am "Still" Breastfeeding My Toddler!

My third son, G, is now 31 months (that's 2 years and 7 months for those less month-county than I am). I had originally thought I would nurse him until he was two, as I had his older brother. However, during my fourth pregnancy, my milk dried up for the most part, several months before G turned two. I allowed him to continue to comfort-nurse and drink any colostrum he could extract, but I knew he wasn't getting all the benefits of breastmilk I had hoped to keep providing....more

I Lost a Part of My Breast to Breastfeeding

I believe in breastfeeding. I’ve seen all of the stats. I’ve read all of the research. I know it’s what I’m supposed to do, if I am able. ...more