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how formula feeding improved the way I breastfeed

3 Shocking ways formula feeding improved my breastfeeding: no more guilt over bottles

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 …

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Growing pains: A quick guide to baby’s growth spurts

Growth spurts are a necessary evil. It may seem shocking that I’m calling them evil. That sounds harsh, I know. But a mom in the throes of her baby’s growth spurt doesn’t think that’s a harsh description. Trust me, it can be torturous! If you’ve ever experienced a particularly rough growth spurt, you’re nodding your …

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5 Easy ways to make your doctor visit a success

It’s tempting to come online and show myself in the most positive light possible. I’m going to completely kill that temptation today and admit that I’ve been a “problem patient.” Seriously. I can think of a couple of providers who probably hate me. It’s not that I’m not totally likable (I am!!!).  The problem is …

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