Of women who stopped breastfeeding before they wanted, almost half of them said low milk supply was the reason. That’s not surprising. The signs of low milk supply aren’t always obvious. Many, many mamas believe their milk supply is – when actually, it isn’t. In fact, it’s so common that doctors have a name for it: Perceived Low Milk Supply…. Read More
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.
I worried about the colostrum – and the lack of breastmilk – once my baby was born. It didn’t seem like there was very much colostrum. I could only squeeze out a drop or two, so I wasn’t sure how on Earth this would be enough for the baby to eat. And where the heck was my breastmilk???
I stared in confusion at the three bottles of breastmilk sitting in my refrigerator. They all came from me. In the last 72 hours. How could they be so different?!?! The breastmilk changes displayed in my fridge made it look like those bottles had been filled by 3 different species of mammals. They were all different colors. Isn’t milk just… Read More
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
We’ve all heard it. Maybe we even took it as gospel truth. It’s the old instructions to keep newborns at home for the first 6-8 weeks of their life. With my first baby, I followed these instructions as if they’d been handed down by the Almighty Himself. Come to find out, that’s an old wives tale. It’s not necessary to… Read More
The most common reason women say they give up on breastfeeding is that they didn’t make enough milk. In fact, if you talk to a random handful of mothers, you’ll hear at least one say that she tried, but her milk supply was too low. That’s a lot of women who have a low milk supply! What’s going on? There… 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
About four days after the birth of my third baby, I woke up to see what looked like a tumor poking out the side of my left boob. What the….? It didn’t hurt unless I touched it, and then OH.MY.WORD. I knew then that I was dying. I just knew I’d developed the world’s most aggressive cancer and it was… 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