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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 [...]

Breastfeeding – The First Few Days

As we get closer to Little Deer’s first birthday, I can’t help but think about the fact that this means I’ve done it – I’ve breastfed LD for a full year! Woohoo! *Cue music and small celebratory dance around the living room.* Boy I never thought I would see this day. It’s been a long [...]

Adventures in Weaning

I know some women want to breastfeed for an extended period, but that was never an intention of mine. If you told me that I’d still be nursing at 26 months before I had Olive, I never would have believed you. When breastfeeding didn’t work out with Charlie, I ended up exclusively pumping, so if it [...]

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Tongue Ties

I first heard the term “tongue tie” after Drake was born. We had a horrible experience breastfeeding — the pain was unbearable and I cried a few times.  Since I was a first time mom, I had every nurse who came through my room check our latch, as I assumed something had to be wrong [...]

How I Made it to a Year, Thanks to the Cave Mama in my Head

A few months ago I accomplished something so very dear to my heart: I achieved my one year exclusive breastfeeding goal! For me, the challenge of breastfeeding has been one of the mind as well as the body.  I have faced some physical setbacks while nursing, but the main enemies to my goal were ones [...]

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