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

I Support You

My mom still talks about hiding in the closet in her own home to nurse her baby when relatives were over. The pressure to wean was immense back in the 1970′s and she weaned my brother and sister before she or my siblings were ready.When I came along in 1986, my mother was more confident to power through heavy criticism and practiced child-led weaning, which was what she believed was right for me....more

World Breastfeeding Week is like Pride Week for my toddler and me.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week to Zofia and me! ...more

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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I'm a Milk Making Machine (or, Breastfeeding: The Early Days_

This morning I was reminiscing with friends about the struggles we all faced as first time mothers learning to breastfeed. I decided to go back and read what I had written on our family blog about my experience at the time. I wrote the following when L was about 2 months old. It's a bit long but I think you'll find it entertaining...Current commentary is in italics. ...more

Hello World Breastfeeding Week!

I never anticipated how much time I would spend talking about my boobs once I became a mother....more

Hide Your Hooters, The Haters Are Comin'

Here's what breaks my heart about ongoing debates about the ethics of breastfeeding in public: that there IS any debate. Shouldn't this subject be considered settled? Wasn't that the whole point of World Breastfeeding Week last week? To celebrate breastfeeding, and our will and ability to do it whenever, wherever? Was nothing learned from the Facebook/Bill Mayer debacles of last fall? ...more

I was asked to move to a changing room, asked to move to a bathroom, etcetera when I first ...more

Because Sometimes, Those Storks Make Crash Landings

This just in: childbirth can be traumatic. ...more

When will people ever realise that for some women childbirth is much, much more damaging ...more

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week: Mother Support

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated by 120 countries worldwide Aug. 1-7, is just eight days away. This year's theme is "Mother Support: Going for the Gold" and, in my opinion, is such an important one. ...more

Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your experiences, TW. The double standards suck ...more

World Breastfeeding Week: Nursing mothers mount a global push for legal protections

August 1-7 was World Breastfeeding Week. The centerpiece of the global event was an effort to get mothers in 120 countries "to nurse simultaneously on August 8, for a new Guiness World Record. (Check out photos from around the world.) If you decided to celebrate by nursing a child in public, I hope you consulted a law book first. ...more