Anyone else listen to Brian Setzer in your youth? Back in the day, I used to bop all over the place doing things like go dancing, watch movies, eat dinner…jumping and jiving was all in a Saturday evening. Who cared if I made 3 stops before heading home for the night?
These days, when I . . . → Read More: Pump and Drive…and Then You Wail
Office jobs make for some of the most successful scenarios for mothers to pump their milk for their babies, especially if women have an office with a door they can close and lock.
But really, most women working in offices actually work in a cubicle that does not offer much privacy. Many large offices . . . → Read More: Pumping in a Cubicle: Tips for Making it Work
I spent most of last weekend texting pictures of my side-boob to my friends. Is this a plugged duct or an insect bite?
Thankfully, I have friends who support me through these sorts of messages. I recently became accredited as a peer breastfeeding counselor through Breastfeeding USA, which might explain why I have so many friends willing . . . → Read More: Duct Work: Unplugging a Block
Monday was the last day I plan to ever use my breastpump. I remember my final pumping session vividly: we were moving into our new house, and I crouched on the floor in my dining room, hiding from the movers. Of course, it didn’t work and I still got caught. Oh well!
My mother . . . → Read More: Weaning from Pumping When You’ve Met Your Milestone
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
My baby is about 10 months old, which means I’m about 2 months away from being done pumping my breastmilk. I look forward to this phase of life with great anticipation, because pumping sucks. It just does. I’ll plan to nurse my baby until he’s ready to stop, I just won’t pump for him . . . → Read More: New Life for Old Breast Pumps
Lots of breastfeeding mothers have concerns about their milk supply, especially if they don’t have
close friends and family members who breastfed to set an example or offer support. If you have a genuine concern that your baby is not getting enough to eat, you should definitely schedule an appointment with . . . → Read More: Common Root Causes of Supply Concerns