It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments
Many mothers who pump breast milk for their baby often wonder if they are pumping enough milk to keep up with their babies demands while they are away from their baby. Some moms barely pump enough milk to feed their baby while other moms are considered over producers. Your breast milk is produced using supply in demand, if you need to increase your milk you will…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 9, 2013 at 10:16pm — No Comments
The First Years MiPump breast pump is great for mom’s who need an inexpensive electric breast pump. This breast pump is compact and is easy to carry around on the go. It comes with a convenient carrying bag so that you can carry it around without everyone knowing what it is. The bag is stylish and resembles a tote bag or diaper bag.
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Added by Christy Garrett on April 29, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments
Are you an earth friendly mom? The Hygeia EnJoye EXT is an earth friendly breast pump. Hygenia is committed to helping make their product greener. They introduced their green breast pumps to help keep breast pumps from winding up in the landfill. Most breast pumps are made for single user use and have to be thrown away once you are done with it.…
Added by Christy Garrett on March 20, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments
Most women complain about their breasts being sore and tender to the touch, possibly even, before they even find out that they are pregnant. Unless your one of those lucky women whose breasts don’t change in response to pregnancy. However most women begin noticing the changes the moment that they found out that they were pregnant. These changes are in preparation for breastfeeding your baby.
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Added by Christy Garrett on February 1, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments
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.
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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.
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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
Added by Audreyvp on October 5, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments
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…