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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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