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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 [...]

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 [...]

Why We Weaned

Why We Weaned

When Elizabeth was handed to me directly after being born, my first question was “can I try to breastfeed her?” Why that was a question, I have no idea, but with it began 18.5 months of breastfeeding. We had ups and downs, and one very emotional week where I cried to my fellow MSW Mamas [...]

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, [...]

Ask the Mamas: Transitioning from the Breast or Formula

Ask the Mamas: Transitioning from the Breast or Formula

Each week we will ask our mamas a question from our readers that pertains to babies, toddlers, or parenting. Make sure to check back each Tuesday to see their responses! Do you have a question you’d like to ask the mamas? If so, send us an email with your question to askthemamas@mamasaywhat.com. Mama Say What?! [...]

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 [...]