Breastfeeding Advice for the short term: Get the Golden Milk!

 1.  Your baby comes three weeks early, so breastfeeding will most likely come later.  You can still pump while the baby gets to the breastfeeding stage. 2.  You are wondering how you are going to survive nursing your baby 24/7 every 2 hours. Having arrived pre prematurely, chances are they'll take both  the bottle and the breast.  ...more

Breastfeeding is like orange juice

A couple of weeks months ago (thank you, 8-month sleep regression) mothers all over the globe took to the trenches again over this breastfeeding study from Brazil, suggesting that breastfed babies end up smarter, richer and more educated than their formula-fed counterparts....more

Why I gave my baby formula

Breastfeeding my baby boy was hard. Harder than anything I had ever expected and certainly harder than a unmedicated birth.Baby boy was supplemented with formula for about a month, not because I didn't make enough milk but because feeding him every time he was hungry was so excruciatingly painful....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

Make sure you toddler is eating right

My son isn't a toddler, but for any mom who has one, you'll find this information exrtremely helpful.As children transition to table foods, learning how to get well-balanced nutrition is extremely important for healthy growth and development.Award winning pediatrician and bestselling author Dr. Scott Cohen shares some advice when it comes to healthy options for your toddler....more

Formula "Goody" Bags

I've written before about doctors and hospitals giving out bags supplied by formula manufacturers, specifically here and here....more

Banning Formula will Promote Breastfeeding - FALSE

I am furious.  ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS. Why? I'll tell you why - Mayor Bloomberg has an initiative to ban formula (or hide it, or something) to force mothers to breastfeed their babies. I am a lactivist, I have said this before, I love breastfeeding, I advocate for it, I support all mother's that choose to give that to their kids. Key word in there: choose. ...more

Breastfeeding natural? Um, no not so much.

*Please note that I am not for or against breast feeding. I am not for or against formula. I am FOR a Happy, relaxed, Mom. ...more

Not Every Mother Can Breastfeed But All Parents Can Bond!

On April 18, 2012, I posted a blog on ModernMom.com about breastfeeding titled:  Not Every Mother Can Breastfeed, But All Parents Can Bond.  With all the discussion about breastfeeding, prompted by the recent Time Magazine cover showing a rather grown toddler breastfeeding, I thought I would share the ModernMom post on BlogHer.com.  I copied part of the post below, the whole article can be found on ModernMom using the link at the bottom of the page:...more
It was hard especially on my first baby and even second one simply I didn't produce enough for ...more

Breastfeeding: better for mothers

While most new and expecting mothers may know that breastfeeding has many benefits for babies, they may not understand just how many ways that breastfeeding helps women. A woman who nurses her baby is not only providing her child with the best possible chance at lifelong good health, she's ensuring her own health as well. Research shows that women who choose to breastfeed will actually reduce their risk for quite a few illnesses and diseases....more
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