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 —
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 —
Today I do not feel like reflecting on an interesting quote, detailing a log of daily family events, or sharing a funny story. Today I feel like writing from the heart.… Continue
Added by Kristi Keen on November 17, 2010 at 1:18am —
Yesterday I was telling my husband that I don't ever remember our other two kids being so connected to me as a baby, as in connected at the hip
. Of course they loved their 'Mommy'
still do as teenagers, but have funny ways of showing it
and wanted to be with me, but this is a bit different.
With Hudson, if I stand up and attempt to walk out of the room, I have a whining combat crawler right behind me. It's quite pitiful, to say the least.… Continue
Added by Molly on November 3, 2010 at 6:34pm —
My response to a new mother who was exasperated in line at Target. http://mygentlebirthing.wordpress.com
Added by Teva Dellabalma on November 1, 2010 at 2:32pm —
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 —
So Wednesday the north country of AZ was hit hard by severe thunderstorms and 27 tornado warnings. Four that touched down where I live, and one that was just 6 miles from my house heading right for us. One tornado knocked a freight train off the tracks and picked up and moved diesels off the road! It made national headlines here
. So glad we were spared!...… Continue
Added by Heather Jones on October 9, 2010 at 7:35pm —
I have been given the awesome privileged to review and giveaway the
Undercover Mama shirt! This is a must have for all nursing moms. How
many times have you been sitting at a restaurant with… Continue
Added by Heather Jones on September 30, 2010 at 11:09am —
I’m itching to write my
BlogHer post after reading many interesting post from other bloggers who are going. I’ve been wanting to write it for weeks but can’t find the time — trip to Germany, three editing and social media clients that want to be kept happy, the normal momsense (motherhood and wifyhood and a bit of nonsense thrown in), and then there’s that thing called sleep I need to fit in once in a while. Just once in a while.
So here is the compressed version of my… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 6, 2010 at 12:18pm —
The second day of our visit to my girlfriend’s farm we spent at the local pool. For such a small town in the country, they have a very sophisticated pool with tons of water features, and the boys were in and out of the water for four hours. Since I didn’t have a bathing suite and had just burned my skin to a crisp on Nantucket
, I was in no mood to swim, so Karen “swam” with the boys and I took… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 29, 2010 at 6:28pm —
Things “They” Never Tell You…
As I make my way through the minefield of parenting, I have come to realize that there are far too many things no one ever bothers to tell you…BEFORE you have kids. It’s highly possible that these secrets are so closely guarded as to ensure the survival of the species. Whether or not these secrets would have changed my mind on… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on June 24, 2010 at 3:31am —
Here's an article I recently posted for those new to breastfeeding:Help With Breastfeeding
Added by Food Allergy Assistant on May 6, 2010 at 11:07am —
Ok, so I posted this on my blog over at Blogger.com but I felt like I should post it here as well.
I love being a breastfeeding mother. Yes, you read that right, I love breastfeeding. Sure we (breastfeeding and I) have had our ups and downs, we almost broke up once when BooBoo was about 3 weeks old, but we managed to put our problems behind us and keep going. Let me share with you some of those ups and downs.… Continue
Added by Jessica Charleston on April 12, 2010 at 10:36pm —
Today a fellow mom made me feel like crap because I stopped breastfeeding. Check out the full story on http://inittotwinit.blogspot.com
Added by Scarlett on April 12, 2010 at 3:18pm —
its been quite awhile since I have been in the situation of breast
feeding, with mine now being the ripe old ages of 2 and 5 (and a
week,sniff, sniff), but I am… Continue
Added by Deborah A Cruz-Beck on March 18, 2010 at 12:18am —
2010 is my first celebration of Chinese New Year (aka CNY) as a new parent. I was so excited that I started counting down days ahead! And then as CNY gets nearer, I blogged about CNY stuff, like CNY Tradition & Customs,… Continue
Added by I'm a Full Time Mummy on February 26, 2010 at 1:19pm —
Today is quite a special day — I have been breastfeeding my son for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. Yay for extended breastfeeding!
When I started breastfeeding, I didn’t have a goal in mind of how long I wanted to do it. I had such breastfeeding problems during the first two weeks with sore nipples, all I was concerned with was learning how to breastfeed correctly so it would stop hurting so much. Thinking about how long I was going to do it was furthest from my mind, all I… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 23, 2010 at 12:04pm —
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 —
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Added by Crystal Martin on January 9, 2010 at 11:35am —