I learned firsthand that trying to stop breastfeeding cold turkey is NOT the way to go. I repeat: NOT THE WAY TO GO. It was the second most painful experience of my life. Giving birth takes the top spot. I exclusively pumped for both my girls until they were 3 months old.
Dear new dad, New breastfeeding moms have the most overwhelming, demanding job in the WORLD. Don’t ask me for my scholarly source on that fact. Hint: it’s my brain. But I know it’s true. I’ve done really hard things in my life, but nursing my newborn son is the most difficult, consuming, challenging, but also… →
Are you ready for your breastfeeding journey with your toddler to come to an end? Starting a new not-breastfeeding-friendly medication? Pregnant with your next baby? Changing your work schedule? Did you toddler bite you and now you are traumatized? (True story.) Or are you just emotionally, mentally and physically DONE with breastfeeding?
What comes to mind when you think of the word ‘breastfeeding’? Is it joy? Happiness? Excitement? If you answered yes to any of these, I’m going to suggest this article might not be for you. The things that come to my mind when thinking about breastfeeding are: anxiety, pain, guilt… just to name a few.… →
Breastfeeding doesn’t always work out for every new mom. There are many things that could go wrong – lack of supply, inverted nipples, troubles latching, medical complications and the list goes on and on. Some women choose not to breastfeed, and others simply cannot.
Here is the story of my breastfeeding journey and the four tips I now give everyone mom to help them thrive breastfeeding! And if you are a breastfeeding mom or have one in your life, check out my gift giving guide for breastfeeding moms! My 16-month-old baby boy is a boob man. I’m pretty proud… →
You’re near the finish line and whether through vaginal delivery or caesarean, your baby is coming soon…oh happy day. You’ll start to read up on every birth article you can find, watch every birthing video you can stomach, and take any and all childbirth classes you hear about. Your doctor, family, and friends will do… →
I jumped out of the shower yesterday to grab my towel off of the rack and I was a little…ahem…bouncy. I’ve got some serious stretch marks, and there isn’t anything that shea butter lotion, HOURS of running and a thousand crunches can do to help me. I’m here for the long haul, and I have… →
Your body and soul have just been through the mammoth task of growing and birthing a baby into the world. Now you need some serious resting and healing time! For many mums the fourth trimester, or newborn stage, is filled with both some of the highest highs, and the greatest challenges of our lives. For… →
Being an exclusive pumper means many things. The biggest thing it means is that you are a hard working, loving, strong mama. Breastfeeding is so hard, and having to pump non-stop, 24/7 is just as hard if even more so. There are lots of reasons why moms choose to exclusively pump breast milk instead of… →