I stayed dehydrated while I was breastfeeding. It was so bad that my boobs had to send scouts into the wilderness of my body to hunt for water. Yeah, that bad. I came up with some pretty cool tricks to help me stay hydrated…but they only worked when I remembered to use them. And drinking water fell under the category… Read More
We like to think we’re so smart. And for the most part, we are. I mean, we grew a human, didn’t we? We have this otherworldly intuition that tells us when something is wrong with our babies – and when they’re bigger, it tells us when they’re lying to us. That’s a cool part of being a mom. But when… Read More
When it comes to your sleep cycle, your body does more than just fall asleep and wake up! It begins preparing hours before those events by increasing or suppressing hormones. And those hormones flowing through your body also go into your milk. That’s one of the ways your baby develops her circadian rhythm.
It’s not fair! Millennials get a really bad reputation for – well, everything. It seems like nothing a millennial mom does is ever good enough for the other generations. I’ll give it to them, our work ethic could use some… work. And maybe we have a short attention span. We love our phones too much? Okay. At least we don’t… Read More
I’m just one mom. My advice may not be what you need. So I gathered advice from dozens of mamas who’ve been there, done that. The tips in this article are the ones that they repeated over and over and over. These are THE top tips from moms who went to the O.R. to have their babies.
The first time is the most shocking. The second time you go through it is a bit better. Each time is different, but it’s never easy. I’m talking about those crazy postpartum weeks. Life with a newborn sometimes feels like pure chaos. Or maybe an alternate dimension? There will be days where you’re not sure if it’s AM or PM…. Read More
Kate’s seat was undeniably the best in the stadium. From here, she could see everything happening on the field, watch the cheerleaders, see the concession stand, and count four different reactions to the fact that she was breastfeeding in public. Why does anyone even care? Surely the baby taking his lunch from her mostly-covered breast was less shocking than the… Read More
Sitting in the midst of the noisy crowd, surrounded by smelly animals and bright colors, I stared in awe at the woman walking the tightrope near the top of the circus tent. She balanced ever so carefully between two realities: stuck where she is and landing painfully where she eventually wants to be. Trying too hard to be in one… Read More
If I told you that doing almost nothing for two or three days would drastically improve your breastfeeding, would you be on board? What if I said that while you’re doing nothing, it’s totally fine to stay in bed and take a few naps? Really. It’s okay. It might actually help boost your milk supply. That’s the beauty of a… Read More
One evening not too long ago, I sat in the same nursing spot I’d used about 9 times a day for the past 13 months. It was my super comfy nursing spot. Well almost. It was also really boring sometimes – with no tv nearby and no one to talk to. There was nothing for me to do while breastfeeding… Read More
Ever heard of Fenugreek? No, it’s not a kind of yogurt. I’m talking about fenugreek for breastfeeding. It’s a galactagogue – which is just a fancy way of saying it increases milk supply. Yeah, it really does! People have used it all over the world since ancient times. And you know what? It’s still very popular for nursing moms. Let… Read More
While pregnant with my first baby, I chose to become a breastfeeding mom. (Once he was born, of course!) But I did nothing to prepare for nursing a baby. I mean, how hard could it be, right? I have boobs. My baby has a mouth. I know where his food comes from and where it goes. Not rocket science. Boy,… Read More