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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding is natural. Breastfeeding is instinctual. Breast is best. We’ve all heard the catch phrases. What many fail to tell us as brand new mamas is that sometimes it can be really hard. Sure, babies are born with a natural instinct to seek out the breast and suck for comfort, but they aren’t always born [...]