Breastfeeding

clogged milk duct or cancer

Clogged Milk Duct…or Cancer?

A warning from one young mama battling cancer to help prevent other mamas from this fight. Twelve months ago, I gave birth to my second daughter, and immediately after she was born I knew something was wrong with my right boob. I asked for a hospital breast pump, but no one seemed to want to […]

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Building A Freezer Stash of Breastmilk

Building A Freezer Stash of Breastmilk While on Maternity Leave

When I went back to work, I had stashed about 300 ounces of breastmilk in my freezer.  Admittedly, that’s way more than the average mama needs… but I tend to be an overachiever. 😉  In all seriousness, I – like many moms – was building a freezer stash of breastmilk for a whole bunch of […]

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Why I Stopped Breastfeeding

Why I Stopped Breastfeeding

Three weeks after my middle son was born my husband found me sitting on the shower floor crying and slightly hyperventilating. My boobs were sore. And tired. For the last three weeks I either had a baby or a pump latched on to me. One breast was producing well, where as the other one was not producing […]

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Tongue or Lip Tied

Four Reasons to Suspect Your Child is Tongue or Lip Tied

‘ Tongue-tie…. lip-tie…. say whaaauh….?? If you’re anything like me, you’ve never heard of ties. My exposure to them wasn’t pleasant but it didn’t have to be an issue. Our little Annie went through two months of colic but I knew in my gut that her gas and pain was a symptom of a bigger issue. […]

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unique items for babies

35 Unique Items for Babies That Might Seem Crazy…But Are So Worth It!

Take it from your fellow mamas, these unique items are worth every cent you pay and will crush any stink eye you receive when discussing or buying them. In no particular order, here are some wacky, I mean super innovative, unique items for babies — they are must haves. Think perfect shower and birthday gifts! Infant […]

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