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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: 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! [...]

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 [...]

Eternal Love Teething Jewelry Review & Giveaway

Eternal Love Teething Jewelry Review & Giveaway

Who has a teething baby who has turned from a smiling little cherub into a crying monster? Anyone? Bueller… Bueller… Bueller? I know I’m not the only mama who loathes teething. My oldest daughter— literally the easiest baby that has ever been born, ever— didn’t even show any signs of teething. Just all of a [...]

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

Many mamas suffer from engorgement early on when they’re breastfeeding. The good thing is that your supply usually evens out after a few days… but those few days can seriously make you question whether breastfeeding is even worth it. When I had my first baby via c-section, my milk came in on day five. Beside [...]

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

My Experience with Postpartum Depression

I had my second daughter, Jasmine, on December 10th, 2010 at 1:47 am. She was my VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) that I had fought tooth and nail for. She was to be my redemption at breastfeeding as well. And while she was both of those things, she also ended up ushering in the darkest [...]

Self-Weaning Before a Year

Self-Weaning Before a Year

When I became pregnant with my first child, I thought about my pregnancy every second of the day and probably the night too. I thought about my cravings, how big my bump was getting, what his nursery would look like, registering, what his name would be, who would be in the hospital with me and [...]

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