I agree that breastfeeding is the best for babies but it is not the only way. You have choice! Yes you have, even if everyone around you saying something else. I was going to breastfeed. I really wanted to do that. All my pregnancy (42 wks) I was preparing my self for breastfeeding. Unfortunately my labour was very stressful and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. All the time in my head was sound of my baby’s heart which wast slowing down. I don’t need to tell you how frightened I… Continue
Added by Kathrin on August 24, 2016 at 3:43pm —
It's been over a month after the birth of my baby and I've managed to lose a bit of weight. My prenatal weight was 57 kg and three days before I put to bed I weighed 74 kg. Now, a month after delivering my baby, I’m just a little over 62 kg. So yay me!
It's well known that mothers who breastfeed burn about 500 calories a day, so its very important to top by eating, albeit eating healthy.…
Added by Marietta Hermosa on June 2, 2016 at 10:25pm —
O.K., I admit it, sometimes I HATE breastfeeding. There, I said it. At three a.m. when I am awakened for the third time by my sweet eleven month old nuzzling up against my shirt and crying, I have to say that I have bottle-feeding baby envy. I want nothing more than to hand my baby over to my soundly… Continue
Added by MamaMadHatter on February 26, 2016 at 9:13am —
If you've been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks, it is important that you make an appointment to see your GP. It will be helpful so that you can discuss your symptoms with them and probably recommend treatments that could help you feel better. It can also be helpful to try some coping… Continue
Added by sophie addison on December 5, 2015 at 6:35am —
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on August 12, 2014 at 12:43pm —
I am in the beginning stages of weaning Garrett off the breast. The past month it seems I've had nothing but issues... Clogged ducts, supply dropping, etc. Not to mention Garrett really doesn't want to nurse anymore, he's too distracted and independent.…
Added by Lindsey Mommy on May 28, 2014 at 10:30am —
When I took my son to his 9 month old well baby check up, his doctor told me that she wanted to make sure that he was off the bottle around his first birthday. I really didn’t think this was going to be possible to wean him from the bottle by the time he was a year old but it was easier than I expected it to… Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 14, 2013 at 1:40pm —
We, at The Succulent Wife, thought we were done writing about Water Bottles. So, for us to write about another one it had to be pretty special…
I was given a Filtrete Water System to try out. Not unlike Brita, the Filtrete Water… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 7:31pm —
I gave myself a deadline, if you will, for weaning Aidan from breastfeeding. I did this because I am a planner and I like to do things in a well thought out and calculated manner. Giving myself the deadline of Memorial Day Weekend planted a seed in my mind that said in March and April I needed to pump pump pump and freeze as much breast milk as possible so that he could still have breast milk, just not from the “tap.” Then, in May, I’d start replacing one breastfeeding with a bottle in a… Continue
Added by Lauren Blackford (LaurDoone) on March 13, 2011 at 9:33am —
As a vocal breastfeeding advocate, a sex educator and a supporter of survivors of sexual abuse during their childbearing year I have ask myself many times about the validity of “pushing” bf’ing. Yes, breastmilk is best, but if we guilt woman into breastfeeding aren’t we hurting the cause?
And what do I mean by cause? Is it a cause? If we stopped pushing Breast Is Best as if it was a winning hearts and minds military campaign… Continue
Added by Shannon Hardy on November 25, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I used to believe that breast is always best. I gave the stink eye to bottlefeeding moms, I towed the Breast is Best partyline.
I was wrong.
I passionately believe that breastmilk is the optimal food for your baby. That part is based on science and economics, not opinion. But is feeding your babe at the breast really best for every woman?
For me, as a sexual abuse survivor, breastfeeding was amazingly therapeutic. Breastfeeding my sons transformed my relationship with my… Continue
Added by Shannon Hardy on November 25, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Bottle-feeding babies can lead to adult obesity, says study
Research shows using formula can cause health problems in later life, as children can develop unnaturally large appetites
The Guardian, Thursday 30 September 2010
Bottle-fed babies lie back and drink what they are given, unlike breastfed babies. Photograph: Tetra Images/Corbis
Bottle-feeding small babies can set them up for a… Continue
Added by Denise MacColeman on September 30, 2010 at 12:00pm —
June 1st, 2010
It’s hot and we need to stay hydrated. But to what expense? If you are an avid airline traveler, then you know the drill: guzzle down that $3 (and at some airports $5!!) bottled water before walking through the security check point. How many of you have actually tossed that half full (or half empty) bottle into the trash (or hopefully…
Added by Heather on June 2, 2010 at 8:15am —
In my house, Breast is Best. As many of you know breastfeeding is very important to me. Of all the things that motherhood brings, I think the gift of feeding, nurturing and bonding with my daughter is the greatest. I feel I am among a lucky minority of women who had no problem breastfeeding my daughter. I know so many woman who have struggled. Shed countless tears. Experienced pain and heartache and many who in the end, were unable to continue breastfeeding at all. But, lets face the facts.… Continue
Added by Kimberly on January 25, 2010 at 9:30am —