Functional and Fabulous Nursing Tanks

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I’ve been nursing or pumping for a total of 17 months and am still going strong. At times, it’s been difficult to modify my clothing into something that allows for easy access multiple times each day. But, I’m committed to breastfeeding and am therefore, committed to making snazzy adjustments to my wardrobe. Nursing tanks have… Read More

The Experience of Nursing a Newborn

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On September 10th, 2012 we welcomed our second child to the world. Our baby boy was born almost exactly 2 years after his big sister. I managed to go home 24 hours after he was born, and was feeling pretty confident because hey, I just had a kid two years ago. I know what I’m… Read More

Milk-Saver Review

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My children are just 22 months apart. When I was thinking through everything I would need for my second baby I assumed I had all the basics covered. Not many new products could have come out in less than two years, right? Well, I was wrong! Or, at least I missed this must-have the first… Read More

My baby really likes solids

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I was “late” in starting my first daughter on solids. I started with regular offerings of purees at 8 months, reluctantly, because I wanted to make sure that she would breastfeed for as long as I had in mind for her to breastfeed, or at least until the age of two when all the experts… Read More

Philips AVENT Rocks the Baby World with New Natural Bottle

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We all know that breast is best, right?!? Let’s keep it real though because that doesn’t mean that babies can always feed right from the breast.  While breast milk is the best for your baby end of story, there are all kinds of reasons why a mother may need to use a bottle. Hey, working… Read More

Breastfeeding Advice

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’d just like to say this…

Nurse-In At The Capitol Building on August 4th

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We’ve seen nurse-ins happen around the country, aimed at stores and restaurants that give nursing mothers a difficult time, but now the first annual Great Nurse-In is coming to the U.S Capitol Building in Washington D.C. This is a peaceful nurse-in described as a grassroots movement committed to normalizing nursing for today’s society and future… Read More

Reality TV Show About Nursing Past 12 Months?

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Posts are popping up all over the internet right now with news that a reality TV show is in the works focusing on moms who breastfeed past 12 months. Yes, you read that right. Because now producers are clutching at straws and think THIS is reality TV. Didn’t Time magazine do a great job at… Read More

Third Trimester Nursing and Weaning A Toddler (all in two weeks)

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If you’ve read any of my previous posts about nursing, you’ll know how much I love it. You may also have read how I was hoping to nurse through my current pregnancy, and then tandem nurse.  My concerns with having a second child were “How will I nurse two babies at night? And how will… Read More

Time Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover Goes Viral as Mommy Wars Begin

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That is absolutely sick!!!! The mom needs a psychiatrist and eventually the son will too. Oh goody. Another overprotected, upper middle class kid. Let go, Mom. Are you kidding me? This is SO wrong I don’t know where to start! If your child can walk and talk, breast feeding time is over, if your child… Read More

Lactation Consultants are “Boneheads” According to Whoopi Goldberg on The View

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he has put together a breastfeeding initiative program to help mothers with breastfeeding in hospitals. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene page describes this as the following Breastfeeding Initiative: Activities include encouraging breastfeeding by educating mothers, providers an d the public; seeking support… Read More

My Experience So Far on Pregnancy and Nursing

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So, I’m pregnant- hooray! We are very excited to add a second trooper to the clan. Baby is due early September and my toddler is almost 18 months, so s/he should arrive a few weeks before my daughter turns two. She is still nursing throughout the night and during naptimes. So before anyone asks, yes… Read More

Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

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When thinking of a title for this post, naming eight tips for breastfeeding in public, I went through the list of horrible comments I’ve been told or have heard as a breastfeeding mom about the “right” place to feed a baby. Some say the bathroom. Others say in cars. I say whenever you need to,… Read More

Healthy Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

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Breastfeeding hunger is like a hairy, talkative monster with fangs and sour bad breath. It’s worse than pregnancy hunger. It’s the ongoing cacophony inspiring you to eat, eat, and eat throughout your day. And you should eat, often, as most experts agree that breastfeeding moms can burn up to 600 calories a day and, thus,… Read More

8 Great Online Resources for Breastfeeding Moms

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I knew nothing about breastfeeding when I started breastfeeding as a new mom. I didn’t read any books, ask any friends, or join any online forums because I assumed that breastfeeding was “natural,” and, thus, something that I could just “wing.” Yeah. But after struggling with supply issues and stress and four almost-panic attacks about… Read More

“My Brest Friend is My Best Friend”

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I purchased a My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow during my first pregnancy. Then, I had little idea about the ins and outs of breastfeeding, but I did know enough to make sure I, at least, had the right gear to look like I knew what I was doing. So, I got a My Brest… Read More

Breastfeeding Moms Stage Nurse-ins Outside of Facebook Offices

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This week, breastfeeding moms around the world staged public nurse-ins outside of Facebook offices. The nurse-ins were organized on Facebook and were done in protest of the social media site’s stated policies on photos of moms breastfeeding their children. In a recent statement, Facebook maintains that most breastfeeding photos are allowed. But those showing nipples… Read More

8 things toddlers, not babies, like to do while nursing

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  I am still nursing my 16 month old (“STILL?! When are you going to stop?” yes yes, join the line) and I started making a list of things she likes to do while nursing, that she never, ever did as a baby. Here are some of my difficult interesting moments: 1. Reach for the… Read More

Woman “harassed” while breastfeeding in Target

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You may have read my review last month of the joys and the not-so-joyous moments of breastfeeding my daughter. She is now almost 15 months and our breastfeeding relationship is still alive and strong. In fact, two days ago we were in a well-known shoe store shopping for shoes for her tiny feet, and she… Read More

The Simplisse Double Electric Breastpump — my new best friend!

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Breastfeeding is hard work. You forget about how much time it takes, how important it is to get the right latch so you don’t get sore nipples and that the more you feed or pump the more you’ll increase your milk supply. It takes a lot of time and patience. Unfortunately, my five-year-old and almost… Read More