Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding Didn’t Come Naturally, and I Wasn’t Okay

When my newborn son wouldn’t breastfeed, I completely unraveled: breastfeeding didn’t come naturally. I had planned to nurse him for his first year and simply would not accept that this might not happen. The first few weeks (okay, months) with a newborn are tough no matter what, but his struggle to breastfeed took a huge […]

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I was a Crunchy Mama Fraud!

“So what would you like to do with your placenta?” my compassionate Midwife inquired. “Yeah sure I’ll keep that.” I half-heartedly returned. (I heard it was good for you and…stuff…?) “OK then! Where is your ice chest to put it in?” she wonders, glancing curiously around the delivery room devoid of anything resembling an ice […]

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Life in a Nursing Bra

With the birth of my second child on Feb. 1st, life has transitioned in many ways…surviving the newborn fog, learning to be a family of four, and of course: breastfeeding. Thank goodness for no tongue or lip tie, no milk supply issues, etc. We’ve had no real problems with feeding but darn it if it’s […]

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Winter Is Coming! And Virus After Virus. What Do Moms Do?

As moms, I wonder how we survive sick season. I mean we already have treasured, minimal, light sleep…So add in a sick kid or two, then what?  When kids are sick we can pretty much expect to skip several showers in a row, our hair will get sticky and tangled, deodorant…what deodorant? We have like […]

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