Assembled a spaceship out of Lego bricks Assembled a vampire castle out of Lego bricks Tied (with one hand) the strings of a babydoll’s pajama pants Made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Discussed mold remediation with a contractor Made eye contact with one of my former college students, whom I was paying to . . . → Read More: Things I Did This Week While Also Nursing
The past week has been really crazy for my family. My husband was unexpectedly hospitalized (with Lyme Carditis, which means he has Lyme disease and the bacterial infection has spread to his heart). They expect him to make a full recovery after a lengthy and aggressive treatment of IV antibiotics.
Anyway, this meant I . . . → Read More: Pumping in Public…With an Audience
Christine Barker was still nursing her third biological child, a toddler, when her family began looking to adopt a fourth child. Barker had had no issues nursing her first three children and was serving as a La Leche League leader. She felt well-informed, committed to breastfeeding, and it never occurred to her that her . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Without Birthing: Changing Plans
Angela Soo Hoo gave birth to her eldest sons, Nicolas (11) and Landon (7), and breastfed them without issue. She and her husband, Luke, planned to adopt a third child. For Angela, breastfeeding is beyond the “best” choice for a baby–she feels very passionately that breastmilk is the optimal food for babies. Since she . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Without Birthing: Exclusive Pumping
When Pittsburgher Danielle Edwards found out she would be unable to have children biologically, she says she felt totally fine with the idea of adoption. What made her upset was the idea of losing out on the opportunity to breastfeed.
“Breastfeeding was always something I imagined myself doing,” she says, “It was just part of . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Without Birthing: Latching An Adopted Newborn
By A Loving Mom
In my family – babies are breastfed. It’s pretty simple. I have two older sisters – who have given birth to nine children between them (one has three, one has six. Unlike me, neither dealt with infertility!) After giving birth – baby is put to breast – and that’s that. . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Doesn’t Always Go As Planned
5am: the baby wakes up and starts to poop, very loudly.
5:30am: he’s all done, ready to be cleaned up and looking to nurse
6am: well fed, clean, the baby drifts back to sleep just as the older 2 wake up and thunder down the hallway. They want to know if the iPad is . . . → Read More: A (Rough) Day in the Life with 3 Wee Ones