As my youngest baby approaches the one-year mark, I have officially breastfed for two years of my life. Two years spent leasing out my body every three hours to a squishy, needy little human. Before becoming a Mom, I was terrified of breastfeeding. I read all the horror stories of cracked, bleeding nipples, babies who […]
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This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. The Second D: Drying Up There are messages you see and hear when you’re pregnant and become a mom. People don’t always say […]
I remember the lead up to law school like it was yesterday. There was so much excitement. My family and friends were all proud of me – they wanted to share in the excitement by giving me gifts of hardbound editions of To Kill a Mockingbird and watching reruns of Law and Order to ask […]
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Years ago, if a woman couldn’t breastfeed, she had no other option except to hire a wet nurse. A wet nurse is a woman who is already lactating that takes on the feeding of another child. Obviously, this cultural norm has faded away with the invention of bottles, breast pumps and formula. However, the idea […]
I distinctly remember the moment it all began. My midwife had just completed her physical examination and she hit me with- “So have you attempted intercourse yet?”. I bust out laughing, noted the serious expression on her face, and realized she was not actually joking. It was my 6-week postpartum visit after the birth of […]
Like many new mamas who choose to breastfeed their little ones, I began with excitement, a little nervousness, and absolutely no idea what I was actually doing. I remember lying in the hospital bed, minutes after my daughter was born, holding her against my chest and hoping she knew what she was doing…..because I hadn’t a […]
Tis the season. Gatherings. Work parties. Cookie exchanges. New Years Eve parties. Preschool parties. Middle School parties. The list goes on. Add to that list the number of breastfeeding mamas attempting to attend these glorious events, feed their milk-crazed babies, forgot the bottles, and still need to stay sane. Oh. And also add to that […]
Nursing has its pros and cons (mostly pros). They tend to go hand-in-hand. Traveling for example, is one of those grey areas that can go both ways. You can feed your baby in 0 to 3 seconds without having to make a bottle and warm it up but you also have to 1. be available […]
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2016 When I was pregnant with my first son, I was a fiend for breastfeeding stories. I sought out firsthand accounts through Mommy blogs, scrolled through chat rooms, and peppered the Mamas in my life with questions. I made sure to invest in some nipple cream and prepared myself […]
I’ve been nursing for four years straight. I’ve traveled some bumpy roads on my breastfeeding journey. Namely: nursing while pregnant, tandem nursing, mastitis, co-sleeping, and extreme elimination dieting due to my baby having infant food intolerances. But, the worst of the worst was eczema. Breastfeeding-induced eczema is excruciatingly painful. We’re talking cracking, bleeding, the whole […]
There are a few things that I can promise not to tell you or say to you. There are also a few things I’d love to share. So here’s my Promise to My Pregnant Friends…. You will never hear me tell you: What you need or what you left off of your baby registry. I […]