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7 Things to consider when formula feeding

I have been trying to write this post for a really long time; whenever I worked on it, I start to get overwhelmed with all the differing information on the internet about the “right” way of doing things.  You see, both my girls were formula fed and both had reflux, so when I read about certain formulas being […]


We Tried Seven Different Kinds of Formula: Part 2

We ended up having to supplement with formula after finding out that I wasn’t producing nearly enough milk for our little ones. I thought that switching over to formula was the magic answer, but our formula feeding journey wasn’t that simple. Lion took well to the first formula we tried, Enfamil Newborn (Formula #1) that […]

Goodbye, breast pump!

Weaning from the pump

Due to initial medical complications, I exclusively pumped breastmilk for my baby girls. This past week, I made the difficult decision to wean at 12 weeks. While I understand and acknowledge the medical recommendation to continue feeding breastmilk to the one-year mark, several factors factored into my decision to stop pumping. Many things about the […]

Formula, a Welcome Option

Formula has been a welcome alternative for me to feed my babies. It wasn’t my first choice, but I’m grateful for it now. When people hear how much I appreciate formula, they assume it is because my second child suffered from a life threatening CHD, and formula allowed him to gain weight for surgery and […]

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My Breastfeeding Journey: Challenges and Triumphs

Breastfeeding has been, by far, one of the hardest things I have ever done. No one ever made it sound easy. Moms told me it would hurt, sometimes their nipples would bleed, and that it might take a while to get the hang of it. But no one ever told me about the searing pain […]


Choosing to Formula Feed

I was able to successfully provide breast milk for Miss H until she was 10 months old, after which we switched to formula. My milk supply was never amazing so by 10 months I just couldn’t keep up with pumping enough for her and since I work full time out of the house; I could […]

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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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