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My Breastfeeding Journey: Challenges and Triumphs

Breastfeeding has been, by far, one of the hardest things I have ever done. No one ever made it sound easy. Moms told me it would hurt, sometimes their nipples would bleed, and that it might take a while to get the hang of it. But no one ever told me about the searing pain […]

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Breastfeeding: Second Time’s a Charm

Breastfeeding my new baby was on the forefront of my mind during my entire pregnancy. I shed literal blood, sweat, and tears trying to get Bunny (my first born) to nurse, so I was preparing myself for a similar experience with my second baby. “Breastfeeding,” they say, “shouldn’t hurt,” but even when Bunny and I […]

Breastfeeding: What I’ve Learned – Take 2

After the twins were born, I wrote a post about our breastfeeding experience and what I would do if I could do it all over again. When Baby Brother was born, I got a chance to do just that. My experience this time has been so different, and we’ve been much more successful. Looking at […]

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Yep, Normal: My Thoughts on Breastfeeding

I am constantly amazed at the vast array of helpful stories for mamas who choose to breastfeed, including a lot of great information in posts here on Hellobee. Some of my favorites include ones about the triumphs of breastfeeding, the challenges, the best gear and tools for breastfeeding, great thoughts from lactation consultants, developing a routine, […]

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Taking the E out of EBF

Before Colin was born, I did everything I could to prepare. I read books. I joined Facebook moms groups. I read mommy blogs, surfed the internet and took a breastfeeding class. Somehow in the process of preparing, these three initials stood out in my mind as a parenting goal that should be paramount: E. B. […]

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A Bittersweet Goodbye to Breastfeeding

I’ll be completely honest with you here – I was not one of those moms who was in love with breastfeeding. I didn’t feel some crazy bond, it wasn’t the most wonderful feeling in the world, and for me it was more about keeping my kid fed, healthy, and growing than anything else. But slowly, over […]

My Breastfeeding Plan: The Second Time Around

Oh, breastfeeding. I had such a love/hate relationship with it the first time (more love than hate after we jumped through the initial hurdles, mind you), but I’m determined to do everything I can this time to make this happen smoothly. I know every baby/pregnancy is different and I know things probably won’t go according […]

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