What’s Your Word for Nursing?

Do you and your wee one(s) have a word for nursing? Both my kids started out with sign language, signing for “milk” before they could speak words.

It’s been interesting to me that my husband and I refer to “nursing” and “breastfeeding,” but each of the kids has his own word for nursing.

My . . . → Read More: What’s Your Word for Nursing?

Interview with Christine Cato: NICU Veteran

Last week, we wrote about the forthcoming Three Rivers Milk Bank, which will supply breastmilk to NICUs throughout the region. Today, I spoke with Christine Cato, who had two premies. She offers some insight to what it’s like with a baby in the NICU:

Can you tell us about your experience with your older . . . → Read More: Interview with Christine Cato: NICU Veteran

My Family Nursing History

I mentioned last week that my grandmothers are ill. As we tend to do when we gather together, my family has been sharing stories about my grandmothers. I learned just last week that my Gommy had nursed her five children. This surprised me, because I thought I had remembered her being surprised at my . . . → Read More: My Family Nursing History

How I Came to Nurse My Toddler

When I was pregnant with my first child, I decided I was going to nurse him. It seemed like the obvious choice. My body was going to make this lovely milk for my own species, this perfectly designed food for my baby. Of course I’d nurse him! For one year.

Because you’re only “supposed” . . . → Read More: How I Came to Nurse My Toddler

Support From Unlikely Sources

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about breastfeeding myths and . . . → Read More: Support From Unlikely Sources

Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery

An Interview with Hannah Moss, mom to Henry, 3, and Eleanor, 2 months.

KRL: You had breast surgery long before you had children. Can you tell us about that?

HM: I had a breast reduction when I was 17 to alleviate back pain and other issues. At the time, I was not made fully aware . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery

When Baby Stops Nursing to Sleep

My son has stopped nursing to sleep. He’s 11 months old, so this creates a problem for me. How do I get him to become asleep?

I have a few neighbors and cousins who seem to have given birth to the sort of magical baby who will yawn, then the parents put the baby . . . → Read More: When Baby Stops Nursing to Sleep