Does this make sense? Make breastfeeding practical!

This is #5 in the “10 Pitfalls to Breastfeeding Enjoyment”...more

I remarried my ex-husband thanks to breastfeeding.

I am writing this blog with my husband’s blessing.  This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the first time we got married and the three-year anniversary of the second time we got married.  He wasn’t too keen on the idea of me writing about our divorce.  He is a pretty private person.  He said, “I just don’t see what our divorce has to do with breastfeeding.”  Everything, Joe.  Our divorce has everything to do with breastfeeding....more

10 Reasons I Breastfed My Toddlers

Twelve years ago, when our first kid was a toddler, we had a childless couple over for dinner. We were chatting in the living room when our adorable almost-3-year-old walked up, leaned her elbow on the arm of my chair, and dropped a verbal bomb. Just two little words (well, three, technically), and she said them so nonchalantly—as if she were casually offering me a cookie—that I almost spat my water across the room."Wanna nurse?"...more

Handling Criticism and the Internet

This is #2 in of the “10 Pitfalls to Breastfeeding Enjoyment”Chances are have had your fair share of opinion sharing from multiple well-meaning loved ones.  Perhaps it sounded something like this:“Oh, you are still breastfeeding?”...more

Hole in the Plan: Learning to Trust Myself as a Mother

by Kasey StaceyMy breastfeeding story is a story with a long, winding plot. It’s a story with some intense internal conflict and self-discovery. Mostly, though, my breastfeeding story is a story of relationships—with my son, of course, but also with my husband, with myself, with a kickass lactation consultant, with a group of supportive women, and, begrudgingly, with my breast pump....more

Your baby will change, make sure you change too.

This is #3 of the “10 Pitfalls to Breastfeeding Enjoyment”Just when you think you have that kid figured out, she goes and changes it up on you.  Frustrating! But, she is a person after all and people change....more

Nipple Vasospams: It’s a tit bit nipply out there!

s the weather gets colder, nipple pain increases. Why? Because when your nipples get hard, the muscles contract, which decreases the amount of blood flow to the tips of your nips!  Less oxygen means more pain, kind of like a charley horse or a runner’s cramp.This is called vasospasm, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon....more

Breastfeeding Advice From a First Time Mom

Okay, I realise I’m no expert in breast feeding. I’m not a lactation consultant, or medical professional, but I am a mom. A mom who (until starting solids at six months) exclusively breastfed Little Miss, and still does. I love it!...more

Abby’s Story Part 2: The Crazy Banshee gets 2 Sisters!

Of course, by this time I was a nursing pro.  I was worried about a lot of things in anticipation of the girls’ arrival, but breastfeeding wasn’t one of them.  When Norah and Cecily arrived at 35 weeks and landed themselves in the NICU, I started pumping like a lunatic.  I tracked everything in an app on my phone – it was a sorry excuse for cuddling my newborns but I was proud to see my production increase and when the bab...more

The New Parents' Holiday Survival Guide

The holidays are fast approaching and this may be the first holiday with your new little one.  Often, there is a lot of pressure from family and friends to attend holiday gatherings so that everyone can see your new baby.  Even more often, there are grandparent wars.  Your mother-in-law may bare her fangs for the first time when you start discussing where your baby will be spending Christmas Day....more