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(Before you read this, please be aware that this is based on my own experience only. I am not a trained expert, and provide useful links at the end of the piece directing you to people who are. 1,433 more words

Live, Love, Latch! potluck picnic

La Leche League of Madison Area Chapter
Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin

are co-hosting a family potluck picnic for World Breastfeeding Week!

August 3rd, 2017, 5-8pm, at… 79 more words

La Leche League

Independence: Automatic or Manual?

What does society tell us?

Conventional American parenting philosophy says that if you want your child to be independent, you need to make it happen.  The idea is that an independent 3-year-old will undoubtedly become an independent adult, so you should try hard to get your 3-year-old to be independent.  1,769 more words

from first latch to last latch; a breastfeeding tale of tongue ties, nursing strikes and a lactation angel

Its taken me 3 attempts to write this post as I am still suffering a disproportionate amount of Mum Guilt over my breastfeeding story.  Every time I put finger to keyboard, I winced and busied myself with something else, such as hoovering my fake lawn, cleaning out my fridge, unpacking my post pregnancy clothes and other such menial tasks. 3,087 more words

The milk bar

Our code word for nursing is ‘the milk bar’. Chris will ask me when he is about to give me Aviana for a feed “Is the milk bar open??” . 1,026 more words


Breastfeeding: bonding, blocked ducts and toddlerdom

Breastfeeding has been one of the loveliest and most challenging parts of motherhood for me. I went into it a bit gung ho, merely attending an NHS breastfeeding antenatal class and thinking, “If it works out it works out, if it doesn’t, we tried”. 2,529 more words

Mum Life

Is Breastfeeding Natural?

(This is me breastfeeding (it isn’t))

Of course it is but the whole question of what is natural can cause a lot of damage when discussing breastfeeding. 786 more words