Is My Baby Ready For Solids? How Should I Introduce Them?

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The WHAT’S…WHY’S…AND HOW’S OF STARTING SOLIDS! Let’s do some myth busting and go over the research…   Starting solids is a huge event in the lives of our little breastfeeding babies! Our milk has been the one and only thing that has sustained them all this time and the what, how, when and “I’m stressing! Am I doing this right?! …

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How To Survive The Holidays With Your Breastfed Baby

The countdown is on…the parties are scheduled! The family gatherings are in full force! The presents are bought!! And you are lactating. How can we survive these crazy times with a baby attached to our boobs? Here is my survival guide on HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS (AND TRAVEL) WITH YOUR BREASTFED BABY! LEAVE EARLY! Oh my goodness the amount …

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5 ways to be a lactavist without being a jerk…

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“Lactavist” has become a dirty word. The more we share our feelings on social media about how we love breastfeeding, the more we are attacked and put on the outs. We are called a “lactavist” or someone who is “pushing breastfeeding” onto people. Any research that is shared is torn apart and disregarded. I’ve heard people say, “I’m afraid to say anything …

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Power pump your way to more milk!

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Pumping can be so frustrating. Not only do we feel like dairy cows on the farm but many of us also struggle to pump enough milk to give our babies once we return to work outside of the home. Whether you are pumping for a premature baby who cannot breastfeed yet, have low supply, or are pumping while at work…power …

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My baby is not broken…so please fuck off.

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Time and time again I am reminded of why we think our babies are broken. Just yesterday I saw an advertisement in my local newspaper. “Does your child need some help sleeping?” it read. I cringed…I looked at the picture of the beautiful baby sleeping peacefully in his cot. And I was brought back to my feelings when I had …

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Common Breastfeeding Criticisms And The Research To Bust Them!

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As breastfeeding mothers we hear criticism and questionings from family, friends and strangers frequently.  I wanted to hear from mothers out there on the negative statements and questions people have said to them. I received over 350 comments from people on Facebook when I asked this question!  Here are some of their answers and my responses.  One of the hardest …

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Should I just give up? What to do when breastfeeding is really hard…

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It’s the most heartbreaking and most difficult question for me to answer, “Should I just give up? How long should I keep doing this…waiting for breastfeeding to just happen easily? Will it ever work? What can I do when breastfeeding is really hard?” There are many different situations where a woman might ask herself these questions. Those who are struggling …

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The latch looks great! Really?! Tell that to my burning nipple…

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Causes of nipple pain while breastfeeding and why it does not matter what someone thinks of the latch… “The latch looks fine! “Ooooohhhh wait, that doesn’t look right” The following photo states this is a “correct” latch, however for many women the latch will never look like this, even though it’s correct for them! “He is not latched on right” …

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