Labor Day in the Delivery Room (aka the Bathroom)

So, I was planning on taking the holiday off and skipping this week for our blog, but today was such an incredibly wonderful day, I just had to share. At 8:00am this morning, my friend’s husband called me, telling me my friend was in labor and asking me to meet them at the hospital and be their stand-in doula (their planned-for doula was out of … Continue reading Labor Day in the Delivery Room (aka the Bathroom)

Seek Help

Breastfeeding my first child was extremely important to me. Not only for the health benefits of it and the bonding/closeness breastfeeding brings you to your baby, but because it would prove to me that my body works. See, we had issues getting pregnant. We tried for a couple of years and eventually had to seek help from a fertility specialist. We did conceive, but it … Continue reading Seek Help

Why Breastfeeding is a Feminist Issue

Obviously, we don’t know anything about the motives of the individuals who first developed infant formula. Perhaps their only goal was to provide an alternative food source for infants of women who, for whatever reason, could not breastfeed themselves and did not have access to a wet nurse. I would like to believe this option rather than the other possibility, which is a bit too … Continue reading Why Breastfeeding is a Feminist Issue