Misadventures in Motherhood ...: Battle of the Boobs
: "After more than sixteen months of breastfeeding, I am excited to report that my breasts have finally been freed from their indentured servit..."
Added by Misadventures in Motherhood on May 26, 2011 at 4:34pm —
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 —
The first few weeks can be the toughest and rockiest part to developing your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. I knew it’d be work, but didn’t realize justhow overwhelming it could be!Here are my 10 tips (in no particular order) so you can focus on you and baby: 1 – Arrange for someone else to do chores and cook. You need this time to focus on establishing nursing and your milk supply. It’s work in the beginning because newborns are demanding. It’s true! It’s not their fault… Continue
Added by Darcy Zalewski on March 3, 2011 at 3:14pm —
When we are home I do not feed my children any white bread, flour, pasta, or rice. Since there is little nutritional value in enriched products, (it is enriched because everything nutritional was stripped then vitamins were added) I fail to see the point in feeding it to my family. I strive on giving them the finest whole grain organic fresh ingredients. Considering I don’t feed my family the above-mentioned food, why would I feed white rice cereal to my baby? I didn’t feed Baby Girl #1… Continue
Added by Granola Grizzly Mama on March 1, 2011 at 11:43pm —
Two months ago I was sick with the flu including a high fever for several days. Although weak and not eating very much, I was still able to breastfeed my five month old twice a day and then I supplemented the rest of her feedings with milk I had stored in the freezer.
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Added by Granola Grizzly Mama on February 20, 2011 at 1:23am —
As moms we have a lot of responsibilities to handle. Luckily we are naturally adept at being kick-ass multi-taskers (sorry guys, you got the "I don't need to ask for directions" gene instead). I had no idea becoming a mother would equip me to juggle my duties like a well-trained circus clown. Add breastfeeding to the mix of daily activities and I've either created a masterful circus of wonder or road-side freak show.… Continue
Added by Nacia Karim Walsh on February 18, 2011 at 11:52am —
I wanted to say thank you to all my 11,000+ Twitter followers and Dagmar's momsense readers and was able to get 24 companies to donate… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 13, 2011 at 5:42pm —
When I think of women and our relationship with each other it seems to be love/hate. In our competitive society it seems that woman longs for that friendship and understanding that only another woman can offer. Yet we give in to judgment of that same kin. This kind of relationship spreads beyond being a woman and translates into all female roles, including and especially motherhood. It seems that truly… Continue
Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 4, 2011 at 11:30am —
When I think of women and our relationship with each other it seems to be love/hate. In our competitive society it seems that woman longs for that friendship and understanding that only another woman can offer. Yet we give in to judgment of that same kin. This kind of relationship spreads beyond being a woman and translates into all female roles, including and especially motherhood. It seems that truly excepting another woman’s choices, though not in agreement with your own, and without… Continue
Added by Anastasia Irvine on February 4, 2011 at 12:30am —
I wanted to have a big giveaway to show my appreciation for my 10,000 Twitter followers and reached out via… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on February 2, 2011 at 2:06pm —
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 —