Between my wife and I we have two things that we are really passionate about. For very personal reasons those two things are mental health awareness and breastfeeding. We have supported each other through difficult times in these areas and there are lots of overlapping themes in the care for the two.
From experience I can say that the main thing that mental health illnesses and breastfeeding have in common are the need for support. Strong unconditional support.
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I do not breastfeed my baby. That's my dirty mommy secret. Most women feel the need to reveal why they formula feed when in fact, they do not owe anybody an explanation. I should just end this post with "I do not breastfeed, bye!" but I would like to further drive home the point to not judge a mother until you've walked a mile in her shoes.
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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
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There has been a radical drop in exclusive breastfeeding in the last few decades. Out of the 90% mothers who initially opt for exclusive breast feeding, only few manage to successfully breastfeed their babies.
Some of the major factors influencing this dreaded drop are fear of insufficient milk…Continue
Added by Jenny Wong on June 18, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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.…
Before my breastfeeding journey began I couldn't wrap my head around how to nurse quickly with my wardrobe. I never paid attention how other mom's did it, well first I didn't want to be rude to stare to observe.
I however did asked my nursing friends tons of questions via text, but as we all know I'm a visual person…Continue
Added by Rai Garcia Zapata on May 31, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
When you become pregnant everything is a little overwhelming, or way overwhelming! You are making sure your eating healthy, taking the right supplements, creating a birth plan, looking for a postpartum doula and so on!
While doing your research, you will come across a lot of professions and titles that are important. It gets confusing. What’s the difference between a lactation consultant and a lactation educator? Which one do I need? Why?
I have done some…Continue
Added by Erin Huiatt on May 9, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
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 — No Comments
*** As always, feel free to check out the original post here! ***
When my child was born my goal was to breastfeed for one year. I was open to the possibility of continuing beyond the one year mark, but from where I sat a full year of breastfeeding— with all of the time and discomfort and pain that went along with it— seemed like a lofty enough goal.
Added by Anna Richter on February 25, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments
The term "Breast is best" is tossed around often, and most people take that to mean that nutritionally, breastmilk is better than formula. But it goes so much further than that! How much further? How does “fewer infections, increased intelligence, probable protection against overweight and diabetes, and…Continue
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Read about my Formula Freakout at Boobs & Poop!
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Little B is almost 3 months old. That means every single day, multiple times a day, I've put her at my breast to feed and nourish her. After the first few goes at it, you tend to get to know the ropes and it becomes second nature. Here are six things that I've learned from my very short time breastfeeding.
It can hurt
But then it gets better! For the first 6 weeks or so, every single latch made me wince in pain.…Continue
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It’s difficult to believe it, but this is our 49th episode! Watch some of our favorite moments from MomCave LIVE.Continue
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What do DUDES know about breastfeeding? For World Breastfeeding Week & Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the lactating mamas from MomCave joke with the DUDES behind "Breastfeeding Woes as Told By Men."
Catch it LIVE on Thurs 8/6 at 7pm EST! Tweet us @MomCaveTV
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In one 24 hour period, I spend approximately 4 of those hours breastfeeding or pumping. That is 28 hours a week- practically a part time job! One day, while using my computer to watch So You Think You Can Dance as I fed my son, I decided to find something better to do with my hours than watch every reality TV show possible.
I started researching sites that would allow me to make money during those 28 hours a…
The Evolution of Mom Underwear! From Making the Baby (Sexy Thong?) to Pregnancy (Granny Panties?) to Nursing (Torturous Pumping Bra?) and beyond... (Spanx and shapewear?) With a giveaway from The Dairy Fairy MomCave TV LIVE show for funny moms