Opinions are like farts. Everyone has them, no one wants them shared, and they usually stink. That’s even truer when it comes to how long you should breastfeed your baby. You might be surprised to find your mother-in-law is incredibly supportive, while your pediatrician is urging you to wean your baby. Or vice versa. You see, as loving as grandmothers… Read More
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
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
Growth spurts in babies are a necessary evil. It sounds harsh to call them evil, I know. But anyone in the throes of a baby’s growth spurt doesn’t think that’s a harsh description. Trust me, it can be overwhelming! Growth spurts in babies are a necessary evil. It sounds harsh to call them evil, I know. But anyone in the… Read More
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 head right now and saying… Read More
Here’s a crazy statistic for you: 97% of postpartum women are unhappy with their body. More than half of them want to lose weight while breastfeeding. I was one of them. Are you? Your body just went through a major change growing a whole ‘nother human – and it’s only natural that once the new human is out, you want… Read More