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My breastfeeding journey

My breast feeding journey began with Daniyal almost 6 years ago.

It is something I will always remember.

For me there was never a question as to whether I’d want to give it a try or setting a time limit on how long I’d stick it out. 146 more words


The Art of Breastfeeding

Because it is an art.

I will admit that it wasn’t an easy start to our little man’s life. We had a difficult time in the hospital trying to get him to latch. 611 more words


Building Your Breastfeeding Village

Lauren Guy, IBCLC, RLC

It takes a village to feed a baby, even when you’re the only one providing the food! While many new parents will nurse their babies with ease, most get some kind of support from a nurse, a doula, a friend, or a lactation consultant. 849 more words


Tear-Sheet Toolkit, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th edition, Chapter 20. Sometimes you don't want a whole book.

The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding is an incredible resource for pregnant woman and mothers of newborns (note, I didn’t say new moms as it is a great resource for woman who have older children too). 138 more words


A Fifty-Two-Year-Old Galoot's Take on Mother's Milk

I’m not looking to make trouble, but I’ve been thinking a lot about breastfeeding since grandson Cole was born on November 30, 2013. Granted, this subject falls into the None-of-Your-Damned-Business Department, but that’s never stopped me from having my say. 1,336 more words


My Kids Eating Lunch Under a Blanket in Honor of National Breastfeeding Month

In honor of National Breastfeeding month, I made my kids eat their lunch under a blanket just like the old days of when they were infants. 48 more words


Okayest Mom reblogged this on Okayest Mom and commented:

I'm not shy about the fact that, uh, my relationship with breastfeeding was, uh, complicated. Adoption. High-risk twin pregnancy resulting in near-death. ICU and NICU stays. Tandem twin feeding. Everything about me and breastfeeding is complicated. However, there is nothing complicated about THIS. I'm still happy that it's National Breastfeeding Month and I honor it with this photo.