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

Where is the Strangest Place You Ever Breastfed?

The crickets.It's the crickets chirping in the air that signal the end of summer to me here in Michigan. The nights get cooler and the crickets chirp louder and more often. The sun, which never seemed to set just a few weeks ago, goes to bed by 9 pm.And it is this late August setting that always, always reminds me of the time I first breastfed in public. Because it was 11 years ago on a late August night that I finally took the plunge and breastfed my newborn in public....more

My Adventures in Breastfeeding

Every time I see an article about breastfeeding, I see the following statement (or something similar), "Breastfeeding is hard." Every article seems to bemoan all the challenges of breastfeeding and make it seem like all women struggle. I feel strangely guilty and confused when I read these articles. Why? Because I found breastfeeding natural and fairly easy....more

Breastfeeding is Awesome! (Usually)

My one and only super controversial, highly scandalous breastfeeding photo.August 1-7, 2014 is world breastfeeding week....more

Breastfeeding: My Most Rewarding AND Challenging Feat

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and the first week marks World Breastfeeding Week. A few years ago, these events would have passed without significance, but after having my son and experiencing a long and rewarding breastfeeding relationship, I feel compelled to encourage and support other breastfeeding mothers and breastfeeding mothers-to-be. ...more
Lactation consultants can help work on issues between milk production levels and infant ...more

My Breastfeeding Story

 I had been putting off posting this for a long time now....I had it written for a guest blog post over at Girl in the Red Shoes ...more

Baby Care Is Going Back to Basics

Many first-time parents describe the moment their baby is born as “surreal.” They’re suddenly responsible for another person’s life, and they don’t always feel up to the task. But as recent trends in infant care suggest, new parents may know more than they think. Society is shifting toward methods that are rooted in common sense — and science, too!...more