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I gave up on breastfeeding - and I'm glad I did

I often hesitate to talk in detail about my breastfeeding experience, because inevitably, even among the best intentions, I'll get that look of pity or occasionally scorn, or the more common proclaim of "there's so much more you can do for next time!," usually followed by a list of all the things I've already heard, [...]

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On Breastfeeding: The Ugly, The Bad, and the Good

"Are you going to breastfeed?" That was one of the first things people asked me shortly after they realized I was pregnant. There was more information on base (where I delivered my baby in Italy) about breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding support groups than there was on the actual pregnancy and labor. I couldn't wrap my [...]

A great selection of oils for pregnancy ailments

Essential Oils in Pregnancy, Labor and Breastfeeding

As most of you probably know, I've never been pregnant or been in labor. But, from what I hear, neither one is altogether a very comfortable experience. So, when I heard about all the wonderful essential oils you can use during pregnancy to help ease various types of discomfort, I thought it would be nice [...]


Weaning at 18 months

Before Little Deer was born I would have told you that I had high hopes for breastfeeding. I most definitely wanted to breastfeed past the one-year mark. Heck, maybe even two. Once Little Deer was born though and the challenges kept on piling up, I wasn't sure we would even make it a month. Tongue-tie, [...]


What I've learned from lactation nurses

I had mentioned before that I've gleaned some pretty amazing advice from lactation nurses - some of which I've yet to find on the internet. I thought I would share what I've learned and see what you guys have learned, too. 1. You can flip an infant car seat upside down to use as a [...]

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Lactogenic choices

Sometimes I find that the information I get from lactation nurses is gold - such rare gold, in fact, that I've yet to come across some of the nuggets with google. The same goes for handouts and pamphlets I get at the doctor's office and good old fashioned books. Yes, sometimes the information can be [...]


Breastfeeding and Thrush

My breastfeeding journey is long over, but I wanted to share one of the toughest challenges I faced as a breastfeeding mother: Thrush. It developed when J was just about four months old, and I’m not sure it ever fully went away until I stopped breastfeeding. Initially I had no idea what was going on; my [...]

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