Breastfeeding IS natural…so let’s stop trying to pretend it isn’t…

Breastfeeding, returning to work, pumping, feminism

A open letter to the Journal of Pediatrics, Well, Journal of Pediatrics you have really outdone yourselves with this one. A recent article (abstract can be found here) from your publication has been making waves on social media and the media around the world with your outrageous statement where you are, “calling on health professionals to stop saying that breastfeeding is natural, arguing that doing …

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The 8 Biggest Mistakes New Breastfeeding Mothers Make

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The 8 Biggest Mistakes New Breastfeeding Mothers Make 1. Inspecting and obsessing over every poop. Oh boy how we love to talk about our baby’s poop! While it’s of course very important that you take note of how often your baby poops (this lets you know if he is getting enough) it’s not a big deal if there are variations. …

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Is my breastfeeding toddler normal?

breastfeeding, toddler, the milk meg

  We all go through a similar scenario… Baby is born and we understand that yes, he will breastfeed all the time 24/7, frequently and without any sort of schedule. Then as toddlerhood approaches we start to question what is happening. They still breastfeed constantly…continue to have days where they are on the boob NON. STOP. We start to wonder… …

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9 Reasons you should keep breastfeeding your child to sleep…

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*Just a little note to start with. When I say, “SHOULD breastfeed to sleep at night.” I am not talking about the babies who naturally just don’t fall asleep breastfeeding or those who find that it just doesn’t work for them. Don’t worry, your kid is still normal even if they don’t fall asleep at the breast. This post is for …

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

is my baby ready for solids

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!

pump your way to more milk

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.

Whiny Judgmental Cow

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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