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
Picture this: Your baby wants to nurse. So you find a comfortable position, get settled in, and start breastfeeding. Your baby nurses, happy as a little lark. And if his hands get bored, he plays with your shirt, a toy, or pats your skin. What he doesn’t do is pinch, twist, pull, grab, or scratch your other nipple. There is… 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.
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
Do you know why you should breastfeed? Many women choose to breastfeed because they’ve heard it preached that “breast is best.” We gave our babies breastmilk because we were assured it was the healthiest nourishment, but we didn’t know why. It reminds me of a story I know (I promise to make it a quick one!) Have you ever heard… Read More
Sadness. Doubt. Joy. Relief. These are just a few of the great mix of emotions that come with weaning your baby from the breast. It’s kind of expected since you’re leaving behind one precious stage and moving into an exciting new one. My baby is growing up. I’ll never nurse him again. Maybe we need one more last time. Thank… Read More