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Breastfeeding a Toddler – How Un-American

Nursing a newborn baby is full of beautiful moments. You finally get to meet that little nugget who had been inhabiting your insides and then continue to nourish them. Did you know that about 79% of American mothers’ breastfeed at birth? In the great US of A, studies show less than 10% of mothers are […]

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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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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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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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Meet Lauren Wiatrek

Meet Lauren Wiatrek

Meet Lauren Wiatrek Hello Austin mamas! I am absolutely giddy to be writing for Austin Moms Blog. I was born and raised right here in fabulous Austin, Texas where I grew up frequenting the chilly waters of Barton Springs, lapping up Kerby Lane queso, cooling off with a Sandy’s chocolate malt and playing sports all over the city.  Now […]

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