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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 […]

My Love Hate Relationship With Breastfeeding

I have a goal in mind to breastfeed Little Bug until at he is at least 1 year old, or however long after that he wants. But I have to be honest — I kind of hate breastfeeding. I don’t hate the great things it is doing for him, but I hate a lot of […]


When Breast Isn’t Best

Breastfeeding and I have a love-hate relationship. On a personal level, I really dislike breastfeeding. I don’t like dealing with the leaking, pain, engorgement, possible mastitis, etc. On another level though, I have a hard time shaking the “breast is best” slogan. As much as I dislike breastfeeding, I also feel guilt when I don’t […]


The Ultimate Newborn Nursing Kit

Breastfeeding did not come easily with Charlie, and after 4 months I ended up exclusively pumping with him. I was fine with it emotionally, and would have been ok if breastfeeding hadn’t worked out with Olive either. The first eight weeks with Olive were rocky since she was so small, tired and weak, but we persevered and made […]

The Second Time Mom’s Survival Guide

After I gave birth to my first child LeLe, my world literally turned upside down. I remember being totally shaken by how incredibly different my life was and it messed with me mentally. I thought for sure the transition the second time would be easier, and in some ways it has been, but in others […]

Difficulties feeding the second time around and what I learned

In my last post, I shared about my struggles with feeding my first, Lil’ Pizza (I think I will call them Lil’ Pizza and Baby Pizza moving forward to make it easier for all of you). When I became pregnant with Baby Pizza, I started to think about my past difficulties with breastfeeding and wondered if I could have success with […]

Looking back at the difficulties with feeding

I wrote this post when I had my first daughter, Joyful more than 2 1/2 years ago. In a future post, I’ll write about my experience with my second, which was quite similar in many ways and the lessons I’ve learned along the way.       With a newborn, you are concerned with three […]

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