What Breastfeeding Advice Can You Pass Along for World Breastfeeding Week?

Today kicks off World Breastfeeding Week which runs from August 1st until August 7th. The theme for this year is "Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers."  Women are more likely to breastfeed in the first place or keep breastfeeding if they have adequate support in order to do so, and that includes advice from breastfeeding peers. ...more
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Surviving the Self-Sacrifice of Breastfeeding

We all know that nursing a baby can be difficult. Perfecting the latch and figuring out how to hold the baby and making sure you're eating and drinking enough and on and on and on. I think once the technical "stuff" of breastfeeding gets figured out, there's a sort of zen period. And then... at least for me, I started to wonder, "So, when do I get some time to myself again?" That touched out feeling would wash over me, and I'd start to feel grumpy about nursing sessions. I thought it was just me. Maybe not! ...more
I had some horrible, tearful moments when my daughter went through a nursing strike. It was the ...more

5 Reasons Why I Chose Extended Breastfeeding

 I've started a little mini-series where I'm going to post 5 reasons why I've chosen something uncommon from the mainstream regarding birthing and mothering....more
Breastfeeding is important for building the immune system of the infant during the first six ...more

Breastfeeding: A Series {My Story}

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Breastfeeding: 7 Simple Reasons Why I Love It

My love for breastfeedingwas far from there 14 years ago when the oldest made her debut. A 2 day less then a half heartened attempt was made before the white flag was waved. Same continued with the 2 older boys. It was something that amazed me but just seemed so foreign. Fast forward to about 8 yrs later, pulling my big girl panties on; I gave it a try. I actually stuck with breastfeeding Sy till he was 11 months old....more

Breastfeeding My Baby: a Comfort and Commitment

My inner hippie chick was released as soon as my pregnancy was confirmed. I made the decision early on to try breastfeeding, although the idea admittedly freaked me out a little. ...more
This is so  lovely. Honestly? I thought it was going to be another "I just gave up *insert ...more

Why I Let My Adopted Preschoolers Nurse

A few days after we arrived home from Ethiopia as a family of four, I was sitting on the couch with one of my daughters when she stuck her hand down my shirt. I thought she was being playful at first, but it soon became clear she was reaching for my breast, wanting to nurse. I didn’t know what to do. My initial reaction was to gently pull her hand away and redirect her; after all, there was no milk there, and my four-year-old daughter is obviously not a baby. But I stopped myself, and here’s why…...more

Four Kinds of Breastfeeding Support: Emotional, Practical, Improper, and Unhelpful

I can't emphasize enough that when you have a new baby, you need support. Going it alone is unnatural and stressful. They say it takes a village, and while you may not have an entire village to help you, I hope you at least have your partner and a few trusted friends and relatives who are there for you.When it comes to breastfeeding support, you need to make sure that (a) you have some, and (b) you have the right kind....more

Why Breastfeed?

Consider these two meals:...more