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Breastfeeding, Part One - Saying “no” to the “Mommy Wars”

Hi there, readers, welcome back!

There’s been a lot going on in the news (isn’t there always these days?), so I wanted to take a step back and discuss some issues related to parenting in order to nurture that part of your soul as well. 730 more words

Breastfeeding

Breast is best, but formula is fabulous

“Breast is best.” (Yes, we knoooow!) There is so much information out there about the benefits of breastfeeding, and every first-time mother I’ve met intends or intended to breastfeed exclusively in order to give her baby the “best.” But what happens when the best isn’t an option, or when what’s best for baby isn’t best for mom? 1,039 more words

Practicalities

Keeping a Newborn Alive - Feeding, Winding and Sleep

Me again! I ended my last blog by saying that feeding, winding and sleeing where the biggest issues I have faced being a new parent. I was going address each separately but when I thought about it they are all the same thing – keeping a newbore alive. 722 more words

Newborn

Happy and healthy is all that matters, remember that...

Why are we still not supportive of a mother’s choice? We all know that breastmilk is amazing for baby, but, you know what, there are so many other factors that come into play when finding what is best for baby. 484 more words

Parenting

What's In My Diaper Bag?

While I was pregnant with Leo, I frequently browsed through Pinterest for guidance on what I should pack in my diaper bag. Once Leo was born, I quickly learned that each parent packs their diaper bag according to their individual baby’s needs. 965 more words

First Time Mom

I Finally Brought Up Formula Feeding With My OB, and Here’s What Happened

If you’re in a certain demographic of impending motherhood, breastfeeding is not really a recommendation: it’s an assumption.

And although I feel like I should have a lot more money to be in the mandatory-breastfeeding demo, I am an older, college-educated, white female person — which means that I’m part of the club, whether I want to be or not. 1,232 more words

Pregnancy

Why we chose to bottle feed

Well, I say chose…

I had every intention of breastfeeding. I had visions of being a true Earth Mother. A baby hanging off my tit as I spent the day up to my elbows kneading dough and knitting booties. 378 more words

Motherhood