Weaning Considerations

A friend recently told me about the sadness she was feeling as her toddler slowly but surely began weaning himself. It started when she replaced her pumped milk with cow’s milk during the work day, and continued as kiddo not only asked for the breast less and less at home, but also began to . . . → Read More: Weaning Considerations

Thrush 101

A baby with a white, yeasty tongue–she’s been diagnosed with thrush. Image Source

Right now, it seems like “supply” is all the rage when discussing breastfeeding challenges. This wasn’t always the case! A few years ago, thrush was the word of the hour. Of course, thrush is still alive and thriving among us, . . . → Read More: Thrush 101

Breastfeeding Essentials (and Some Nice Extras to Have)

As I enter my 50th month of breastfeeding, preparing to welcome my third nursling, I’m thinking a lot about what I really need to nurse this child and, of course, some things that sure would be nice to have around.

I’ve come up with a list of my very favorites, and tried to consider . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Essentials (and Some Nice Extras to Have)

Nursing Through Pregnancy: One Day at a Time

Last week I casually mentioned that we are expecting our third child. Surprise! We had intended to wait until Felix weaned to get pregnant again, but…surprise!

Could this be me in a few months? Image source 

So here I am nursing through pregnancy again. The first time I did this, I found nursing . . . → Read More: Nursing Through Pregnancy: One Day at a Time

Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props

I walked into my neighborhood coffee shop today hoping to do some work. As I stood in line for my drink, I heard a very unhappy newborn wailing from inside the bathroom. (I know from experience that bathroom doesn’t have a changing table, so I could just imagine the poor kiddo being changed on . . . → Read More: Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props

Breastmilk Research in the News: Responding to Recent Milk Sharing Publications

A few months ago I signed up to participate in a study looking to speak with both mothers who have informally shared and informally received breastmilk. The study is called “The Anthropological Contexts of Milk Sharing (AnthroCOMS).”¬†While I was never a habitual recipient of donated breastmilk, both my boys have drunk donor milk in . . . → Read More: Breastmilk Research in the News: Responding to Recent Milk Sharing Publications

Dressing Bridesmaids When Your Sister Gets Unexpectedly Pregnant

My sister has been such a trooper. Poor Betsy! All she wanted was a hip, cool wedding where her sisters were the only ones to stand beside her, clad in not-matching-but-hip vintage-looking dresses from ModCloth. She herself is wearing our mother’s wedding dress from 1980. Lace, vintage. Wonderful.

She didn’t even dictate which specific . . . → Read More: Dressing Bridesmaids When Your Sister Gets Unexpectedly Pregnant