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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: 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 [...]

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! [...]

Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt Review & Giveaway!

Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt Review & Giveaway!

I am admittedly a cheap person. In all honesty, a big factor in my decision to breastfeed my children comes down to cost. There are definitely other great benefits to breastfeeding, but there is no doubt- formula is expensive! Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt Review & Giveaway! I nursed my daughter Annabelle for just over two [...]

Jessica’s Breastfeeding Journey

Jessica’s Breastfeeding Journey

When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby I was 22, recently married, a new college graduate, and had just started in my career. I was living in the US and had joined OB/CNM care until 27 weeks. Not once during that time period had breastfeeding been brought up or discussed with [...]

10 Things that Rock About Weaning

10 Things that Rock About Weaning

In an effort to help myself feel better about weaning from breastfeeding when my kiddo was 10-months-old, I started to make a list of the things that I’m enjoying about not breastfeeding any longer. Now don’t get me wrong… I sorely miss nursing and wish I had made it to my goal of one year, [...]

Breastfeeding Duties for Dads

Breastfeeding Duties for Dads

 Breastfeeding for dads Breastfeeding can be a lonely challenge in the beginning. You will probably spend a lot of hours in a quiet room away from other people, alone with your nursing infant. Many late nights will be spent with just your baby in your rocking chair, or even worse: just you with the rhythmic [...]