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
By Vanessa T
I chose this title because it perfectly described my daughter Madeline and me at different times during our pregnancy and breastfeeding journey together. During my pregnancy in 2003, many people asked me if I would breastfeed her and I answered honestly, that I was not yet sure how I would feed . . . → Read More: The Reluctant Nurser
Many new moms worry about giving their breastfed baby a bottle because they are afraid that their baby may get nipple confusion. There are actually two different types of confusion that may happen when bottle feeding a breastfed baby – Nipple Confusion and Flow Preference.
Nipple Confusion happens when a baby forgets how to . . . → Read More: Nipple Confusion vs Flow Preference
By Susan Quinzi
For Anthony and me breastfeeding was NOT easy. After three years of trying to conceive I had a pretty clear vision of how I wanted and expected our first nursing experience to go. I had even planned for the slight variation if I had to have a c-section.
My delivery . . . → Read More: The Long Road: One Mom’s Journey To Exclusive Breastfeeding
By Theresa Velendzas
I had always known I would breastfeed and had no idea it could ever be difficult. Even when my OB mentioned that I should get a lactation consultant and be prepared for some difficulty, I brushed it off. During the hospitalization I got a lactation consultant just to go through the . . . → Read More: With Determination And Perseverence, It Can Be Done!
I discovered this article the other day entitled “Older age, extra pounds may delay breast-milk production” and the light just went off! This is EXACTLY what happened to me! I was 37 when my son was born and just over 200lbs. It took 6+ days for my milk to finally come in and my . . . → Read More: Older Moms And Overweight Moms May Have Delayed Breastmilk Production