How Long Do You Breastfeed Your Baby?

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Today I’m here to talk breast feeding. How long one breast feeds their child to be specific. Is there a certain age that is ideal to stop breast feeding your child? How long does the average mother breast feed their child? What is best for you? Let’s talk! The American Pediatric Association defines extended nursing… Read More

Recycle Your Nursing Bras With Bras2Moms

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Bras are expensive, and nursing bras are no exception. Although it might not be the most fun lingerie shopping trip, having a properly fitting nursing bra is key to breastfeeding success. Can I get a hearty “Amen!”? Too small and a mama risks plugged ducts and other complications, to loose and the lack of support… Read More

Boppy Introduces New Updated Nursing Pillow

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One of the most popular nursing pillow companies, Boppy, has just introduced a new updated nursing pillow. The Boppy Pillow has been a must-have on most nursing mama’s baby registry for a long time. I loved and used my Boppy with each of my three kids and I love that they have updated it to… Read More

The Importance of Supporting a Breastfeeding Mom

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I attend my local La Leche meetings every month, as long as neither of my kids are sick. Even in the two months before baby number 2 was born and baby number 1 had stopped nursing, I continued to go because I wanted to offer my help to new moms, and be around the old… Read More

Nurse-In At Hollister Stores Across The U.S on January 5, 2013

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  Calling all nursing moms! You are needed! WHAT: Nurse-in WHERE: Hollister stores across the U.S. WHEN: Saturday January 5th, 2013 at 3pm local time. WHY: Brittany Warfield claims that as she was nursing her 7 month old with her jacket over her in front of a Hollister store in Houston, Texas, the male manager… Read More

Functional and Fabulous Nursing Tanks

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I’ve been nursing or pumping for a total of 17 months and am still going strong. At times, it’s been difficult to modify my clothing into something that allows for easy access multiple times each day. But, I’m committed to breastfeeding and am therefore, committed to making snazzy adjustments to my wardrobe. Nursing tanks have… Read More

The Experience of Nursing a Newborn

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On September 10th, 2012 we welcomed our second child to the world. Our baby boy was born almost exactly 2 years after his big sister. I managed to go home 24 hours after he was born, and was feeling pretty confident because hey, I just had a kid two years ago. I know what I’m… Read More

Milk-Saver Review

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My children are just 22 months apart. When I was thinking through everything I would need for my second baby I assumed I had all the basics covered. Not many new products could have come out in less than two years, right? Well, I was wrong! Or, at least I missed this must-have the first… Read More

My baby really likes solids

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I was “late” in starting my first daughter on solids. I started with regular offerings of purees at 8 months, reluctantly, because I wanted to make sure that she would breastfeed for as long as I had in mind for her to breastfeed, or at least until the age of two when all the experts… Read More

Philips AVENT Rocks the Baby World with New Natural Bottle

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We all know that breast is best, right?!? Let’s keep it real though because that doesn’t mean that babies can always feed right from the breast.  While breast milk is the best for your baby end of story, there are all kinds of reasons why a mother may need to use a bottle. Hey, working… Read More

Breastfeeding Advice

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In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’d just like to say this…

Nurse-In At The Capitol Building on August 4th

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We’ve seen nurse-ins happen around the country, aimed at stores and restaurants that give nursing mothers a difficult time, but now the first annual Great Nurse-In is coming to the U.S Capitol Building in Washington D.C. This is a peaceful nurse-in described as a grassroots movement committed to normalizing nursing for today’s society and future… Read More

Reality TV Show About Nursing Past 12 Months?

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Posts are popping up all over the internet right now with news that a reality TV show is in the works focusing on moms who breastfeed past 12 months. Yes, you read that right. Because now producers are clutching at straws and think THIS is reality TV. Didn’t Time magazine do a great job at… Read More

Third Trimester Nursing and Weaning A Toddler (all in two weeks)

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If you’ve read any of my previous posts about nursing, you’ll know how much I love it. You may also have read how I was hoping to nurse through my current pregnancy, and then tandem nurse.  My concerns with having a second child were “How will I nurse two babies at night? And how will… Read More

Time Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover Goes Viral as Mommy Wars Begin

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That is absolutely sick!!!! The mom needs a psychiatrist and eventually the son will too. Oh goody. Another overprotected, upper middle class kid. Let go, Mom. Are you kidding me? This is SO wrong I don’t know where to start! If your child can walk and talk, breast feeding time is over, if your child… Read More

Lactation Consultants are “Boneheads” According to Whoopi Goldberg on The View

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he has put together a breastfeeding initiative program to help mothers with breastfeeding in hospitals. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene page describes this as the following Breastfeeding Initiative: Activities include encouraging breastfeeding by educating mothers, providers an d the public; seeking support… Read More

My Experience So Far on Pregnancy and Nursing

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So, I’m pregnant- hooray! We are very excited to add a second trooper to the clan. Baby is due early September and my toddler is almost 18 months, so s/he should arrive a few weeks before my daughter turns two. She is still nursing throughout the night and during naptimes. So before anyone asks, yes… Read More

Tips for Breastfeeding in Public

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When thinking of a title for this post, naming eight tips for breastfeeding in public, I went through the list of horrible comments I’ve been told or have heard as a breastfeeding mom about the “right” place to feed a baby. Some say the bathroom. Others say in cars. I say whenever you need to,… Read More

Healthy Snacks for Breastfeeding Moms

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Breastfeeding hunger is like a hairy, talkative monster with fangs and sour bad breath. It’s worse than pregnancy hunger. It’s the ongoing cacophony inspiring you to eat, eat, and eat throughout your day. And you should eat, often, as most experts agree that breastfeeding moms can burn up to 600 calories a day and, thus,… Read More

8 Great Online Resources for Breastfeeding Moms

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I knew nothing about breastfeeding when I started breastfeeding as a new mom. I didn’t read any books, ask any friends, or join any online forums because I assumed that breastfeeding was “natural,” and, thus, something that I could just “wing.” Yeah. But after struggling with supply issues and stress and four almost-panic attacks about… Read More