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Michelle’s Breastfeeding Journey

Michelle’s Breastfeeding Journey

My breastfeeding adventure has had both extreme lows and wonderful highs. The first two weeks were horrible. I hated nursing. I know that is not what mamas are supposed to say, but it’s true. I even told my husband that I didn’t feel like I was bonding with Elizabeth while she nursed because it was so miserably painful. On [...]

10 Ways to Help Increase Your Milk Supply

10 Ways to Help Increase Your Milk Supply

Many mamas at some point during their breastfeeding journey will begin to doubt their milk supply. You think your baby is hungry and you can’t possibly have any milk left. Maybe you’re pumping a few ounces each pumping session, but think you should be getting more. Maybe your little one is going through a growth [...]

Breastfeeding Mamas, Take Care of Yourself

Breastfeeding Mamas, Take Care of Yourself

I’ll start out by ‘outing’ myself: I’m very pro-breastfeeding. I believe breast is best, I love the idea of normalizing breastfeeding, I love educating myself on all things breastfeeding and I’ll talk your ear off about it if given the chance. It’s something I’m so passionate about. All things considered, I’ve had a relatively easy breastfeeding [...]

What You Should Know About Tongue-Tie

What You Should Know About Tongue-Tie

Happy National Breastfeeding Month! In celebration of my own 14-month breastfeeding journey, I’d like to share a little bit about the struggles I had breastfeeding my daughter. I hope that spreading the word about tongue and lip-tie might help someone else avoid some or all of the obstacles we faced in the beginning. Have you [...]

10 Tips for Bottle-feeding a Breastfed Baby

10 Tips for Bottle-feeding a Breastfed Baby

All too often I go in to a doctor appointment or partake in a survey related to my child-rearing processes and get asked the question: “Is your baby breast-fed or bottle-fed?” My response is always the same, “Well, both… he doesn’t get formula if that’s what you’re asking.” Breastfeeding and bottle-feeding are not necessarily two [...]

The Coolest Things About Breastfeeding

The Coolest Things About Breastfeeding

Let’s face it, breastfeeding is hard! It’s not always fun and sometimes it hurts and it certainly is not always easy. But is it worth it? That answer, of course, will vary from mama to mama. Many mothers cannot breastfeed for a number of reasons, but for a mother who is willing and able to [...]

Breastfeeding in the 1970s and 1980s

Breastfeeding in the 1970s and 1980s

I had my first baby in 1978 in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was what you would call a “hippie” back then and I was able to have my baby “naturally.” And when it came to feeding her, there was no question I was going to breastfeed. I wouldn’t have it any other way. [...]

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

There are several reasons you may need to pump breast milk for your baby. The reasons that generally come to mind are: You’re going back to work. You want or need to have a time period of greater than three hours away from your baby. Your baby is having difficulty latching and you need an [...]

Lactation Cookies for Nursing Mamas

Lactation Cookies for Nursing Mamas

Nursing mamas… this post is for YOU! Did you know that you are strongly encouraged to eat cookies to ensure that you’ll have enough milk to feed your little one? Yup. It’s true. COOKIES! Many mamas wonder if they’re making enough milk for their little babes, especially during their little ones’ growth spurts! Some tried [...]

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

It’s no secret that breastfeeding is hard work. And even for a seasoned breastfeeding-pro mama, breastfeeding while pregnant is no walk in the park. When my daughter was a newborn, she and I definitely went through our share of bumps in the road when it came to breastfeeding— an oversupply, an undersupply, a painful latch, [...]

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