The coronavirus is inescapable. I don’t mean you’re doomed to catch it and die a horrible death…I mean you literally cannot escape hearing about it everywhere you go. And if you’re like me, you go between hating the topic and being morbidly curious. Especially if you’re trying to prepare for coronavirus and you’re breastfeeding. I didn’t want to talk about… Read More
Did you know that most moms refuse to take cold medicines while breastfeeding? That’s just crazy to me! When it comes to being sick, I’m with the crowd saying “All I need is some Double-Strength-Multi-Symptom-Biggest-Hammer-Available! And if it says to take it every four hours – oh, I’m setting a timer. For like 3 hours and 55 minutes. #justincase I’d… Read More
You planned for parenting. You read all about pregnancy and your new baby. Maybe you took a breastfeeding class (kudos to you!!). What you probably didn’t prepare for was the reality of having a C-section. Because the majority of C-sections are unplanned, moms get taken by surprise and suddenly they’re in new territory. That’s only natural. Breastfeeding after a C-section… 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 marijuana debate is raging across the United States! People who thought they knew about marijuana now have questions. And they’re good questions! Is it a drug, or an herbal remedy? What’s the safest way to use it? What about marijuana and breastfeeding? If it’s legal in my state, will I still lose my job? There are as many questions… Read More
In the realm of breastfeeding, mastitis is right at the top of the list of Things Moms Worry About. It’s probably second only to starving the baby. Seriously, if you haven’t been concerned about these things, your composure is amazing! For the rest of us (even the non-worry-warts) worry just seems to come packed right into the Mom Briefcase –… Read More
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 that I haven’t always made… Read More
Let’s play pretend for a minute. We’re gonna pretend you’re at the doctor’s office being examined for a slightly bothersome issue. You’re no so sure about taking medicine while breastfeeding, but you need to get better. Your doctor stops to coo over the adorable baby gnawing his fist in the infant carrier, examines you, and then gives you prescriptions to… Read More