Feeding & Journeys

weren't ready to wean

We Weren’t Ready to Wean…But Cancer Told Us Otherwise

I breastfed both of my daughters, my first daughter latched super easy and nursed both sides every feeding. Never burped, never spit up. Happy happy eater…happy happy mama. Then my second daughter was born and latched perfectly on my left side, but didn’t with my right. She preferred my left breast from the beginning and […]

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Austin ice cream

Guide to Austin Ice Cream

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, We All Scream for Ice Cream or at least my family does!  Yep, I said family. We all love ice cream. The two littles and the hubs especially.  My husband recently told my son that I stopped buying ice cream because he (the hubs) was getting a belly eating it too […]

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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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