Controversy Over a Little Piece of Plastic

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What is Your Breastfeeding Mindset?

You either have a fixed breastfeeding mindset, or a growth breastfeeding mindset.Fixed Breastfeeding Mindset:“Breastfeeding is hard today. Even if I get help, breastfeeding will always be hard, so why should I get help?”“My baby and I just aren’t good at breastfeeding.”“My baby doesn’t like my left breast (so why even try to offer it?)”“I have “low-supply”...more

Breastfeeding Must Be Comfortable AND Effective

In my opinion, there is no right or wrong way to breastfeed.  If it is comfortable and it is effective, it is right.What does that mean?Well, all doctors and nurses seem to care about is if it is effective.  Meaning, is the baby getting enough to eat? Of course that is important and you should know exactly how to be able to tell if breastfeeding is working.Learn how to know if breastfeeding is “effective.”...more

Ask For What You Need

As a self-sufficient, educated, career driven and independent woman, for most of your adult life you have been able to take care of yourself. You have gotten so good at it in fact that you can take care of yourself, your husband, your 2 dogs and your sister who never seemed to get her act together.Oftentimes, it is easier to do things yourself rather than asking someone else to do it. (Typically you can do it faster and frankly you can do it better.)When asked the question, “can I do anything for you?” ...more

How Breastfeeding Ended My Body War

When I was 13 years old, I saved my money to order TBRS from a catalog. TBRS. Total Body Reshaping System. At 13, I was already sure my body needed to be totally reshaped, starting with my boobs (because I had none). Over the next 10 years, I raged against my body. I hated it, wished it were different. I dieted, binged, overexercised. But, mostly I was just mean to it....more
Beautiful!  It's amazing what our bodies can do no matter what they might look like on the outside.more

Amanda & Miguel’s Story

Miguel’s Storyby Amanda Hooper AlcarazAs you know, we came to you the first time when Miguel was only a week old and had an awful latch....more

Negative Breastfeeding Campaigns: How They Impact Mental Health

I am thrilled to post my interview with Steph, who is a blogger with Grounded Parents.  Steph talks more about how negative breastfeeding campaigns impacted her mental health.  Steph has really good ideas about how to implement positive infant feeding campaigns. ...more

Margaret & Donovan's Sotry

Margaret & Donovan’s Storyby Margaret Kite(Response by Katie below)I thought it would be “natural.”  Maybe painful or uncomfortable at first, maybe inconvenient at times, but I never doubted that it would work. I never doubted that I would breastfeed my baby. I wouldn’t be one of those moms who quit because it was hard.  I would do it because that’s what was best for my baby  – it says so everywhere....more

Addendum to The Boob Rules

Addendum to The Boob Rules (4 weeks and older)Addendum to The Boob Rules (to be implemented after baby is 4 weeks old)There are the hard and fast breastfeeding rules:#1 Feed the Baby ...more

Part 2 of My Interview with Human Milk Researcher, Shannon L Kelleher, PhD: Pre-term Infants and NEC

Thanks for valuable information. Successful breastfeeding can involve 8 simple ...more