Although I'm not opposed to formula, I do try to feed Lenny as much breast milk as possible. I didn't fully appreciate it until I became a mom, but I find breastfeeding fascinating.
Do not let anyone intimidate or shame you for being your baby's advocate. You are not annoying. You are not stupid. You are not going to jeopardize your baby's care. Your baby needs you to speak up for him/her, respectfully.
I love the simplicity, the hurried writing and the little smiley at the bottom. I love the Britishness and most of all, I love the message.
I can't imagine what would provoke someone -- whether a suit in a corporate headquarters or a judge-y mom living right next door -- to deny ANY mom the right to post images of herself and her family doing things that are not only natural, but in many cases beautiful and empowering.
Gone are the days when all my daughter had to do was turn her head to root for milk, or a little later, drum my chest with a knowing smile. She has words now, and she isn't afraid to use them.
In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.
I am truly afraid of what it means for our society that adult women find it acceptable to insult and belittle other women for breastfeeding in public -- basically for having breasts and using them as nature intended.
So you've decided to breastfeed. Fantastic! Breastfeeding is a wonderful way to nourish your baby while establishing early bonding. Unfortunately, breast milk comes out of breasts so there are a few ground rules that we need to cover.
Breastfeeding is one of the most wonderful, heart-wrenching, soul-healing, self-doubting, self-confidence crushing and self-confidence boosting experiences I've ever had.
Though vacations are a great way to rest and recharge, traveling while breastfeeding can be tricky. Here are some tips to ensure that mom can enjoy her vacation while caring for baby.
Finally, I'm ready to accept you, my healthy baby-feeding friends. Although you don't look the same, I'm not going to trade you in for a younger-looking model, like a man might.
I had no idea that the salt used to make most processed foods lacked iodine, that the majority of prenatal vitamins didn't provide iodine and that the number of women who may have a deficiency was so large. I'm not alone.
I was prepared for them to grow when I got pregnant. I accepted that they'd expand when my milk came in. But I never imagined they'd turn on me, in a massive, G cup-sized way.
It had taken well over two years for me to reach the question that most breastfeeding mothers reach at one point or another, are my boobs enough?
I have one non-nursing bra that I wear when I go out (rarely). I usually take it off in the car on the way home because I simply cannot stand it a moment longer. Thankfully, my husband doesn't ask too many questions when I come home from ladies' night with my bra off.
Attend a breastfeeding seminar: For dads, sit there, look interested, and be supportive. Believe me, you will gain from the experience and build a stronger relationship with your partner.