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I Miss Breastfeeding

I Miss Breastfeeding

I miss breastfeeding, there are many of you that think i’m insane for saying that. Maybe I am? Do I miss the sleepless nights, sore and cracked nipples, or my apparent proneness for clogged ducts? Definitely not! My youngest son recently turned three and he was weaned when he was two and a half so our breastfeeding […]

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Office to Airplane

Office to Airplane Tips for the Working-Pumping Mommy

Breast feeding is not easy.  And once you master that art – once you feel like you’ve got that covered – guess what?  Your maternity leave is over.  Now, hopefully you’ve acclimated yourself to your pump from day one and already have a freezer full…even if you have there is a definite transition from pumping […]

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Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression

Post Weaning Depression This is a much lesser known or talked about issue than post-partum depression. In fact, the DSM-IV doesn’t distinguish the two diagnoses, I suppose since it is for the most part the same physiology. Here’s what happens:  Post-partum, there is a huge dip in the amount of oxytocin produced after the spike […]

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You may have to milk yourself

You May Have to Milk Yourself…

15 Tips Your Lactation Consultant Failed to Tell You There are some amazing lactation consultants out there, no doubt. However, your time in the hospital is limited and post-discharge consults are great but typically only happen when someone is desperate.  Here are some specifics I wish my lactation peeps would have made clear. **Note – […]

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What I really want to write in your baby shower card..

What I really want to write in your baby shower card…

    Instead of “Congrats! You guys will make great parents!” or “So thrilled for your new bundle of joy!” how about we write what that mom-to-be needs to hear: I’ve talked to several girlfriends about this. Right before you have a baby, you rationally and consciously know that “your life is about to change forever,” […]

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