Tag: breastfeeding

The Milky Way: Cow’s Milk, Milk Alternatives & Recommendations for Your...

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If you grew up in the 90s, you probably remember the iconic ‘Got Milk?’ ads. Our favorite celebrities ranging from Harrison Ford to Kermit...

The Best Mommy Advice I Almost Forgot

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It was simple. Almost too simple, really. But their advice actually seemed to be working. Was it a fluke? Maybe. But when you’ve recently welcomed...

It Takes A Team:: Three Ways My Husband Supported Me Through...

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Breastfeeding is completely natural. That's what everyone tells you when you're pregnant for the first time, and there's certainly truth to it. After all,...

My Boobs Failed Me: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work

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One of the things I never questioned about being a mom was my desire to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has so many benefits for mama and baby—it...

Don’t Confuse My Fertility with Expertise: My Fourth Baby

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Almost as soon as we were handed our youngest son, we were mostly left alone. The nurses didn't dive in with helpful suggestions on holding our little one, swaddling him or getting him to latch for the first time. About day two of being in the hospital, I realized it was because this was baby number four for us

A Breast Pump at the Office: What Works for Me

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Leaving your sweet bundle at home or dropping them off at daycare can be heart-wrenching. And that isn't the only difficult aspect to making your post-baby debut in the office. After each child, I was overwhelmed with the idea of using a breast pump at work.

Top 7 Things You Think In The Last Month Of Pregnancy

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We all know that the last month of pregnancy lasts about 354 days. If you're nearing the last month of your first pregnancy, then you...

Coping with Judgment: Strategies To Be More Resilient

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In my head, I went into the parenting death spiral—does the fact that my kiddo won't take a pacifier make me a bad mom? If I was a good mom, couldn't I keep her content during a quick trip through the store? If I can't even get my girl to take a paci, what other fundamental things am I messing up in her short life? And then I paused to consider the source.

The Day I Got My Mom Card… At Costco

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After our daughter was born, it was surreal. It felt a lot like babysitting. Like someone else more responsible was going to pick her up to take her home. Like I wasn't really her mom.

Breastfeeding Away From Home

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Two precious children have made me a Mama: a three-year-old girl, Cora; and a six-month-old son, Freddy. For several reasons, my time breastfeeding Cora...