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

Recent Study on the (Negilible) Long-Term Benefits of Breastfeeding

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw a Slate article about a new study on the benefits of breastfeeding. Essentially, the study says that there is no long-term statistically significant difference between children who were breastfed and those that were formula fed, when external factors are controlled for....more

Jaron's Donor Made the Guinness Book

Only one of her four sons actually breastfed — and he did so for only a few weeks. But that didn't stop Amelia Boomker from setting the Guinness World Record for breast milk donation....more

The Lighter Side of Postpartum Weight Loss

I’m a mommy to three amazing children.  I’ve been extremely fortunate that aside from a few small bumps in the road, my journey through mommyhood has been easy.  My children have always been healthy (our only emergency being an Easter morning seizure and subsequent 3 day hospital visit).  My pregnancies were uncomplicated aside from pneumonia early in the first and placenta previa in the third.  Though m...more

Nationwide Ain't On Your Side

A new mother, Angela Ames, returned to work at Nationwide and needed a private, non-germy room in which to pump breast milk. People, including her female supervisor, didn’t give a shit how badly engorged breasts hurt and how embarrassing leaking can be....more
LunaFCS Insurance company. No surprise?more

Breastfeeding is hard. And wonderful. And hard.

I made a promise to my son when he was born: I promised that I would breastfeed him for a year. It was one of the hardest promises I've ever kept.But I am so glad that I did it....more
lovingthisnest Enjoy it for as long as you can/want to. It's good that you stuck with it through ...more

My breastfeeding journey.

Breastfeeding for us was a no brainer. As long as I had the ability to do so I had my heart set on doing it before Pooder was ever concived. Now that she's been here and we've 3 months to get in the flow of things I think, as a new mom, I have some insights. Breastfeeding is not always easy. When I first though of doing so I had the idea that she would pop out and just latch on and do her baby thing that would just be instinct and we'd be free to go about. Then when Pooder made her precense known by chasing off Auntie Flo and putting two lines on both pregnancy test and turning the Dr. ...more

One Mother’s Breastfeeding Journey

In a few days, I’m fairly certain my breastfeeding journey will come to an end. I have a week long business trip coming up and Baboo is almost 16 months old. It’s definitely time for me to regain complete control over my body....more

What I Learned From Science This Week: Worry About Yourself

I often tell my children, "worry about yourself," meaning as long as they are making the right choices for themselves, they need to stop sticking their nose in the decisions of others. Most recently, this played out when my daughter decided to tattle on her brother, whom she had deemed to be rewarding himself with an extra helping of Girl Scout cookies without clearance from me....more

I Don't Care About the Delta Breastfeeding Scandal: I Know My Rights

I'm sure by now you've heard about Delta's recent breastfeeding debacle in which a breastfeeding mother asked via Twitter about the airline's policy. She was informed she must cover or feed a bottle. I knew right away no such policy exists and that it was just an under-educated customer service rep misspeaking. ...more
BeyondMommying sgamer0425 Why did you have to do it in a checkout line? Would the kid have died ...more