16 Things You Can Do While Breastfeeding

Someone who would like to talk you out of breastfeeding might whine, “Oh, but breastfeeding takes so much time!”  And preparing bottles doesn’t? In the first place, our society places too much importance on getting volumes and masses of things done, as if that is how we prove our worth.  Yes, breastfeeding takes time.  So does paying attention to a child.  So does lovingly raising a … Continue reading 16 Things You Can Do While Breastfeeding

Lessons Learned About Working and Pumping

Looking back upon my first week of breastfeeding, I almost cannot remember the toe-curling pain I experienced as my newborn son and I figured things out.  I am so thankful for my loved ones who encouraged and supported me through those days.  Though I never had a  I’m-going-to-throw-in-the-towel moment, it helped to know my circle understood how important successful breastfeeding was to me.  I remember … Continue reading Lessons Learned About Working and Pumping

Breastfeeding Moms Just Wanna Have Fun

I have heard it all from a variety of people in my life how formula feeding is easier than breastfeeding – especially if you want to have fun. Want to drink a beer? Can’t do it because you are breastfeeding.  You want a night out? Sorry, the babe needs to eat and only you can feed her. You need a break? Sorry…….you can’t, you breastfeed. … Continue reading Breastfeeding Moms Just Wanna Have Fun

Separating the parenting myths from the realities

If you are pregnant with your first baby, you might have heard that you can’t really prepare for the experience of parenthood.  Sure, you can (and should) take all the classes, the childbirth prep, newborn care, breastfeeding 101, etc, and you can check all the items off of your registry, but is that really preparation?  If you have already had your first baby, you may … Continue reading Separating the parenting myths from the realities

Two Breasts for Two Babies, Part One: Breastfeeding Newborn Twins

Can You Breastfeed Twins?:  YES! So all of a sudden you have these two babies out of your womb and you are responsible for their nourishment.  Sure you tried to prepare, but you really can’t ever be ready for the craziness that now is your life.  Can you even breastfeed them? Will your body produce enough?  Will you be able to keep up physically and … Continue reading Two Breasts for Two Babies, Part One: Breastfeeding Newborn Twins

How I Ditched the Nipple Shield

As I sit here typing while nursing my son, I think back to just a few short weeks ago at how hard it once was for both me and him. On December 27 my son was born at 7 lbs 12 oz, and was just amazingly beautiful. I held my son to my chest shortly after birth and he suckled for a few short moments … Continue reading How I Ditched the Nipple Shield

Dear New Mama…

Dear New Breastfeeding Mom, Imagine I’m sitting next to you on a comfy couch right now. I’m nursing my baby, and you’re nursing yours. Maybe we’re drinking tea, and we are definitely eating chocolate cake. Congratulations on your new addition! Your life has changed a ton, but let me try to make it a little easier. Your biggest concern will be what every new mom … Continue reading Dear New Mama…

Why you need a new moms group

Becoming a new mother is a transition like none other we have ever experienced in our lives.  When you are pregnant you are showered (sometimes literally in the form of a baby shower) with attention.  You visit a doctor or midwife regularly who ask you how you how feel; you are checked to make sure you are eating healthfully and your vitals are monitored- all … Continue reading Why you need a new moms group

Enlightenment and Healing

Nine years ago my son was born. Nine weeks premature and weighing just over three pounds, I was thrown into the world of NICUs, breast pumps, and doctor visits. When my pregnancy came to an end, my grieving began. I didn’t realize it as grieving right away—I was far too numb from the whole experience to have any true concept of what I was going … Continue reading Enlightenment and Healing

Our Favorite Breastfeeding Advice

This week’s post is all about our members. Members of our Facebook group were asked how long they’ve been breastfeeding and their favorite words of wisdom. We want to emphasize that there is no “right” length of time to breastfeed your baby – everyone takes their own journey, but every journey is a lot more fun when you have supportive and encouraging people around you. … Continue reading Our Favorite Breastfeeding Advice