Feeding & Journeys

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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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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acid reflux or colic

Surviving Acid Reflux or Colic

What it’s like surviving acid reflux or colic: Imagine someone hands you your precious newborn baby, and then imagine she NEVER. STOPS. CRYING. One may think I’m exaggerating. I’m not. For a while, before meds, Elizabeth (“E” for short) would either be sleeping or crying. I will never forget the looks from other Moms, that, […]

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IVF the second time

IVF, the Second Time Around

After successfully getting pregnant via in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and giving birth to my first child, many well-meaning friends and family members would attempt to reassure me with platitudes like, “Now your body knows exactly what to do. It’ll be easier to get pregnant in the future,” or “Watch out — you’ll get preggo in a snap with […]

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