Archive for tag 'breastfeeding'

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Fourth Trimester Style

I’m one of those people who loved being pregnant. I liked dressing the bump and revelled in the beauty of my body as it grew. I loved that my body had a purpose. I felt like a kid again, growing more every month and feeling proud of that growth. Post-birth, I’m learning to embrace the “fourth trimester” […]

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Plugging Along

Fiona and I are still breastfeeding at nine months of age. Juliet and I finished nursing around this time, and I’m a little surprised Fiona and I were able to make it this far. Breastfeeding has always been one of the things I dreaded whenever I had a new baby coming. My experiences with Drake […]

Will I breastfeed? Thoughts and considerations…

This week I’ve been in touch with my OB-GYN, a medical supply company, and my insurance company to get the ball rolling on ordering a breast pump. I thought that this would be a good point for me to stop and reflect on my thoughts about breastfeeding. With two little ones on the way, one […]

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1 Year Breastfeeding Review

The first year with Max went by so quickly, and now we have a toddler. Mr. Ice Cream and I aren’t perfect parents by any means, but most days it’s fair to say we are raising a happy kid. It’s funny to think that a year ago Ice Cream had never changed a diaper and […]

Posterior Tongue Tie Part 3

In my previous posts about tongue ties (Part 1, Part 2), we had finished the revision on Little Bug’s tongue and we were just starting the aftercare/recovery. Little Bug’s tongue revision was a little over two months ago, and the change in him is astronomical. My little screamer has become the happiest little man ever. […]

Five Things I Did to Help Me Have a Successful Start with Breastfeeding

When Mr. P and I decided to adopt embryos, I was happy that our choice would give me the opportunity to breastfeed our child. I’ve always wanted to nurse my baby. When Baby P was born she latched on pretty quickly and our breastfeeding relationship has been great ever since. There are a few things […]

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My Nursing Must-Haves

Breastfeeding was probably the thing I knew least about when it came to parenting, and was the thing that gave me the most anxiety. When casually browsing online before Little Oats was born, I saw horror story after horror story about mangled nipples, terrible latches, tongue ties, low supply, and more. Then, there was the […]

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