I was super excited and nervous when I found out that I was expecting in September of 2010. Just a few weeks before I found out, I was watching my mother struggle with her battle with Pick’s disease. Pick’s disease is a rare form of Alzheimer’s that affects the frontal lobe of the brain. In August of 2010, she was in the final stages and was admitted to the ICU with severe case of pneumonia. My dad was out of town, so I spent the last few days with her at her bed side along with my…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
In June of 2011, I began using a breast pump on a regular basis to start building a stash of breast milk for my baby so that he would have plenty of milk once I returned back to work. When I returned to work, I knew exactly where I would have to use my breast pump but I never did put much thought into how I planned on cleaning my breast pump parts after I finished a pumping session. Luckily at my job, we had a break room that had a clean sink. Thankfully, I didn’t have to worry about…
Added by Christy Garrett on January 7, 2013 at 10:07pm — No Comments
The Ameda Purely Yours breast pump offer breastfeedings mothers the opportunity to continue feeding their baby breast milk. Ameda has several different options to choose from so mom’s are able to find a breast pump that meets your needs and budget. They are a closed motor system and the AirLock Protection system keeps breast milk from harmful contaminants that can grow in some breast pumps and tubing. Learn how to properly assemble and use the Ameda Purely Yours breast…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on December 20, 2012 at 10:22pm — No Comments
I nursed both of my boys for a year each. Now I have weaned my sweet Baby B and its a little bittersweet.
At around 10 months of age, I decided to slowly over the two month span work toward using a bottle regularly. I thought it was because of B's extreme love of nursing and cuddling, that was the reason I couldn't sleep at night anymore. Some people sleep really well with their little ones and co-sleeping is a magical bonding time. For me it meant lying awake the whole night counting…Continue
The Hygeia EnJoye EPS breast pump is an eco-friendly breast pump. Hygeia is offers mothers a breast pump that is a professional-grade quality without the expensive price tag. The EPS model is the cheapest electric breast pump offered by Hygeia. This brand of breast pumps are registered as multi-user and can be shared.
Read the full review at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 28, 2012 at 5:23pm — No Comments
Sally is a stay at home mom to her newborn infant. She planned on exclusively breastfeeding her baby; however, one day Jacob decided to skip a feeding. When Sally was pregnant, she never researched breast pumps or what to do in case she ended up with engorged breasts. She wasn’t prepared when her breasts became engorged and they began hurting.
Learn more at: Uplifting…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 23, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
It was a dark and stormy night.
No it wasn’t. It was a fine night as far as the weather goes, but as we sat our two daughters down in the living room to tell them that I had breast cancer, the storm raging inside my brain was pretty harrowing. I attempted a brave face while my husband told the…Continue
Added by Audreyvp on February 20, 2012 at 7:32pm — No Comments
By Susan Keats, Contributor & Seize-the-Day Propagandist
Greetings from my after life.
I’m not dead yet, by the way, but I had a glimpse of my death recently and I realized, upon considering it, that I was completely unprepared to have it arrive so soon. Why is it that sometimes we need a good kick in the teeth every so often to get us to sit up…
Added by Audreyvp on January 19, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments
Being that my daughter depends on me fully and I have to be not only her mother I have to be a her doctor and nurse her counselor and a good example of a mom and woman. I have neglected myself through the years. Being a parent means there will be times that your wants and needs will be put aside.
Added by Shanae Miller on December 27, 2011 at 11:01pm — No Comments
The most awkward question a person can ask me is a simple, common question you ask someone you don’t know. “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” This can put the person I just met in an uncomfortable position because I have to say “yes, but he died toward the end of my 6th grade year, he had cerebral…Continue
Added by Adventure Mom on December 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
And with one phone call, a new life began.
Added by Lanita Moss on October 31, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments
Yes…it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that time of year when every product in Walmart, Target, and the grocery stores decorate their packaging with a pink ribbon. I…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 17, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
I know that I’ve mentioned that my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. I know how passionate she is about the fight to end cancer, because even as a very, very private person, she is v ery open about being a 6th year…Continue
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Added by Crystal on August 8, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
I'm amazed how many moms would opt for breast implants if they had the opportunity.
And I'm amazed how many moms believe the myth that breastfeeding was the cause for their sagging breasts. Pregnancy and factors like smoking causes breasts to sag, not breastfeeding.
As a breastfeeding advocate, I don't want that myth to be the…
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 — No Comments
It always seems to start with a phone call.
This time the call came during dinner preparation, a pot roast simmering in the oven with a pile of carrots and potatoes to peel. As the phone rang, I glanced distractedly at the caller ID. I didn’t want to answer. I didn’t want to answer because I had carrot juice on my hands. I didn’t want to answer because I knew who was calling.
Added by Lanita Moss on May 2, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments
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 — No Comments
Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on February 28, 2011 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Time has a funny way of fixing things. Over time, pain is forgotten, the bad times of the past are blurred, fear evaporates leaving only residue, and only the fading scars are left.
January 31, 1996 was a Wednesday and as I look back and remember the day, there wasn’t much on the world radar screen. A lot of things blew up around the world on this day, especially in Sri Lanka with bombs planted by the Tamil Tigers and trucks filled with explosives being rammed into the Central Bank.…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on January 31, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments