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Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

Bittersweet Weaning and the End of an Era

Breastfeeding my oldest son, TJ proved to be quite a challenge in the very beginning due to an undiagnosed tongue tie and a lack of professional support. Looking back, I find it a little surprising that I held on for so long, in so much pain, without giving up. I know that my husband’s unwavering [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica T’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica T’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Guest Mama [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Erin A’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Erin A’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Erin A. [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica H’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica H’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Jessica [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Alex T’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Alex T’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. I don’t have experience as I used my freezer stash to feed my son instead of switching to cow’s milk. My goal was to find [...]

Donating Breast Milk – A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies

Donating Breast Milk – A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies

One day at work while cleaning my breast pump parts after a pumping session my friend asked me what I thought about donating breast milk. I sighed and said, “It’s great if you have enough to donate.” What I was saying in my head was different though, “Gross! Someone is willing to take or buy [...]

Newborn Jaundice, Again

Newborn Jaundice, Again

When my oldest son, TJ was born in 2009, my husband and I had no idea he had a handful of risk factors for developing newborn jaundice. He was born a few weeks early, he was half Asian, and there was a family history, I had it as a newborn. So when we headed home [...]

Faith, Hope, and Love: My Breastfeeding Journey

Faith, Hope, and Love: My Breastfeeding Journey

When I was pregnant with my first child, I said plenty of ignorant things. Don’t we all make ridiculous statements before we have kids of our own? I had no clue what it was really going to be like, and now I look back on pre-children me, I shake my head and chuckle. Oh, self! [...]

My Battle With Breast Pumps

My Battle With Breast Pumps

When I decided I was going to breastfeed and go back to work full time I found that a breast pump was a necessary evil. Now that we have that out of the way, how do you go about picking one? At first, I thought getting a pump was simple and I could go on [...]

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

What I Learned About Tongue Tie

Since Christina posted her experience with her daughter’s tongue tie, I’m seeing and hearing more and more about this not-so-uncommon occurrence with newborn babies. Depending on where you are reading, experts say it occurs in anywhere from 2% to 16% of babies. But I wonder if that number is much higher because it goes undiagnosed [...]

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