I remember when I first got pregnant, I really had no idea how breastfeeding was going to work for me. I did get some advice but nothing actually prepared me for what was ahead of me…..
My son was born via c-section after 20 plus hours of labor. The recovery was brutal as it was my first every surgery. Although breastfeeding seemed to go well those few days in the hospital, it got a… Continue
Added by Afra - Through Mama's Eyes on June 10, 2017 at 1:34pm —
My family and I love Disney World in Florida. Before having my daughter I personally had been to the parks multiple times, but after having my daughter I got to see a side of the parks I hadn't seen before. A calmer, slower paced side that I never knew existed at Disney World. I was a new mom with a 3 month old. I was an exclusive pumper so feeding my daughter was a little more cumbersome than just sitting down and breastfeeding her. If you are a pumper you know that you need some space,… Continue
Added by Rachel barry on January 18, 2017 at 2:24pm —
Originally appeared on Frugal Nesting May 06, 2016
I just gave birth to my beautiful boy, Logan, in December. I am now the mother of two incredible boys! And of course I… Continue
Added by Alea Frankwick on June 22, 2016 at 3:25pm —
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Added by Fatima D Lora on October 27, 2014 at 11:42am —
In honor of launching my new Mom Essentials affiliate program, I am giving away THREE, yes that's 3, of my essential oil class bundles for moms, a total $260 value!
These bundles are PACKED with valuable information on how to eliminate or decrease the PAIN of pregnancy, labor/delivery and breastfeeding through using natural tools. These are great for gifts or previewing if you wish to become an affiliate of my products.
These are the products I'm giving away in the… Continue
Added by Jenni Wilson on May 18, 2012 at 2:35pm —
After approximately 2 weeks after delivering my daughter I started having breastfeeding complications. I was in so much pain that I just couldn't have her on my breasts, I had to start giving her the bottle. Following the recommendation I received from a lactation consultant, I rented a hospital grade breast pump to keep my supply until I was ready to breastfeed again.… Continue
Added by Essential Mama Baby on April 1, 2012 at 2:46pm —
My lovely maternity leave came to an end this week. The evening before I realized I had a whole new bag of goodies to lug with me back and forth on work days: my breast pump and its accessories. As I was packing up my bag I thought it may be a good list to include for any new moms returning to work or moms needing to take their breast pumping on the road. Here is a list of items that I included in my bag:
- Pump, Cones and Pump Bottles
- Freezer Storage Bags for Pumped…
Added by Christy Lingo on October 27, 2011 at 11:30am —
I’m on a business trip in Colorado all this week. I can tell you that this trip is a heck of lot easier than it was just six months ago. Back then, I was still nursing D2 and the thought of how I was going to continue my milk supply while on a week long business trip turned my stomach into knots. Unless you can travel with your LO, business travel and breastfeeding… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on June 7, 2011 at 11:04pm —
“There is nothing sadder than finding yourself overwhelmingly homesick for a place which
doesn’t exist anymore”…
Added by Nicole on April 21, 2011 at 7:30pm —
I am all about breastfeeding. My first child I breastfed for a year. My second I only did it for about a month. (I really regret that but I suffered from post partum depression and never even wanted to get out of bed, let alone feed my baby. Thank God for my husband and mother in law!) My third I was able to nurse for about 17 months. I finally gave up because I was pregnant with my fourth, and well, just exhausted from everything.
So now I am proudly breastfeeding my fourth, going… Continue
Added by Michelle on December 15, 2010 at 1:40pm —
I hate complaining about something and not offering any solutions. And while my solutions often fall somewhere between “just hold hands and love each other” and “smite them all”, I often come up with something that works.
So, with that in mind, here are my thoughts on creating a positive, empowering and mother & baby friendly breastfeeding environment. I focus on my local hospital, the IWK, and my province but the information I provide can be used by…
Added by Shannon Hardy on November 26, 2010 at 1:09pm —
I grew up hearing from my dad that a woman can do anything a man can do. Now, as a parent, I try to impart that same wisdom to my own two girls. Still, biologically, there are some things gals can do that guys can't — breast-feed, for one.… Continue
Added by Denise MacColeman on October 11, 2010 at 11:30am —
We have all heard them, the obnoxious comments and “wise” sayings of
others intending to “instruct” or “help” breastfeeding moms with the act
of breastfeeding.” Whether it be from a well-intended family member or a
questionably “interested” stranger, these comments are usually based on
some past knowledge or personal experience, from so-and-so mother that
they knew, or mother that someone else knew.
They are usually
said with such assurance that breastfeeding… Continue
Added by Jessica on June 16, 2010 at 10:08am —
Oh, hey, hi guys, just give me a second here….
(*grunting, wood scraping,*)….Almost there, SH** I think I pulled something…a quick little sweep, someone give a lift up here, & there we go….testing…(*blow blow*)
Oh how I’ve missed my soap box! I’m so happy to pull it out again. And despite the… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 7, 2010 at 2:28pm —
When I heard about the World Breastfeeding Challenge, scheduled for October 3, I immediately knew I wanted to go. I’m up for a challenge! All over the world mothers would unite and latch on their children at the same time — what a great idea to promote breastfeeding! So Landon and I drove to the White Plains, New York, location, which was Full Circle Family Care. I told him there would be a lot of babies, and since he loves babies, he was all exited.
I was proudly sporting my “Yes,… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on October 7, 2009 at 1:50am —
Do you know many women who have breastfed their babies from birth?
A British study researched the link between medication given to women to prevent hemorrhaging after childbirth and breastfeeding rates for those women.
The drug oxytocin is commonly given to women after childbirth to prevent severe blood loss (>500 mL in 24 hrs.) known as postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). This can lead to fainting or severe anemia.
After a vaginal birth, the mother’s body must… Continue
Added by Olivia Johnston on September 2, 2009 at 10:40pm —
Remember that infamous Super Bowl, the one with the half-time boob show? Now this post isn't about flashing "Janet-style" (Miss Jackson if you're nasty) although she may have been on to something. I'm talking about how much simpler life would be if we could just nurse our babies through high school. I was reminiscing with one of my close girlfriends today about breast feeding our sweet babies and how they're growing up too quickly. It was so much easier to "parent" my girls when I was nursing… Continue
Added by Pink and Green Mama on February 1, 2009 at 7:39pm —
No, I'm not talking Janet-style (Miss Jackson if you're nasty) although she may have been on to something. I'm talking about how much simpler life would be if we could just nurse our babies through high school. I was reminiscing with one of my close girlfriends today about breast feeding our sweet babies and how they're growing up too quickly. It was so much easier to "parent" my girls when I was nursing them. If they fell down and got a boo-boo, couldn't sleep, were having a bad day, got a… Continue
Added by Pink and Green Mama on October 25, 2008 at 9:48pm —
If you’re a mom, you have more than likely heard the above statement.
And as a mom you’ve made a choice, to either breastfeed/ebf or formula feed. Now granted, I believe breastmilk is the best food for baby. It’s how God engineered feeding to be. He created boobs, not formula, BUT
I don’t believe this makes formula a wrong choice.
I entered the mothering world thinking that there was a right choice and a wrong choice in feeding. But that’s just not how it is. Formula… Continue
Added by Summer on July 10, 2008 at 8:50pm —