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Weaning at Two

I went into our breastfeeding journey fully aware that breastfeeding is not easy in the beginning and that most people really have to work at it during the first few weeks and months. Regardless, in my mind I set a goal to breastfeed for at least a year, but preferable 18 months or until my [...]

Failure to Thrive

I can’t describe what it feels like to read those words written on a piece of paper about your child.  The guilt, sadness, feeling of powerlessness takes over everything. In mid-January, Juliet was scheduled to go to the doctor for her flu booster shot. While I was there I requested a weight check as I [...]

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Breastfeeding – At One Year

Well folks – I’ve sure enjoyed sharing our breastfeeding experience with you all!  I think there’s something very therapeutic about looking back on the challenges you’ve faced in life. I would definitely say that breastfeeding is pretty high on the list of the most difficult things I’ve gone through. That’s for darn sure! So thank [...]


Nursing cover-up round up

Oh, breastfeeding in public. My mother scolded me for breastfeeding without a cover in my parent baby class and insisted on shielding me curtain-style with a receiving blanket. If you can’t breastfeed comfortably there, then where can you breastfeed? In those early days with a newborn that made a huge fuss about latching, I did [...]


Breastfeeding – Our Essentials

To continue on in my series on breastfeeding, I thought I would share my list of essential breastfeeding items. I remember finding it really helpful to see what supplies other moms thought were important for their breastfeeding needs. While I don’t think everybody needs all of these products, with the difficulties we faced I found [...]

Little Deer sporting her patient ID on her hat at one of our many appointments

Breastfeeding – A Team of Professionals

In my last post on breastfeeding, I talked about seeing a lactation consultant. She left us feeling much better, more confident, and we had a plan in-hand. For four days I continued to pump while treating my wounds and allowing my body to heal. It went well, but boy was it a lot of work. [...]

Breastfeeding – Seeing a Lactation Consultant

After struggling with my first few days of breastfeeding, I realized that I needed help. Reading through my many pregnancy books, breastfeeding books, and copious websites just wasn’t cutting it. I was in so much pain and I could not fix it by myself. I rifled through the many brochures from the hospital that we [...]

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