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
A friend was teasing me a few months ago because I still use the C-hold when nursing my toddler. I have very large breasts–the last nursing bra I bought was a 34F, and my son is two. From the moment my first son’s milk came in, I was dealing with enormous, firm melons and . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding with Large Breasts
Lately, I’ve seen a lot of new mothers concerned that their breastfed babies are not pooping every day. My first son has always pooped a zillion times every day. We never knew when a BM was a-brewin’. It was kind of terrible.
When this picture was taken, Felix (then 3 months) hadn’t pooped . . . → Read More: Breastfed Babies and Their BMs
I’ve been summoned to jury duty! I have to tell you, readers, I’m excited about it. As soon as I got the summons, I imagined an entire day sitting in a chair reading a book. Nobody will poop on me. Nobody will even talk to me. And I’ll get to eat lunch all by . . . → Read More: Civic Duty: Lactating and Jury Duty
Sami Rank, MS, L.AC, practices acupuncture and herbal medicine in Phoenix, Arizona at 3 Treasures Acupuncture. She’s mama to two breastfed boys, Ananda (7) and Narayan (3). (Full disclosure: She’s also my sister) In the past, I’ve asked her to give me treatments for relaxation and some lower back pain. It’s pretty soothing! Recently, . . . → Read More: Using Acupuncture to Support Pregnancy and Nursing
A Q&A With Summer Arrigo Nelson, World Traveler
Dr. Summer Arrigo Nelson is an associate professor of biology at California University of Pennsylvania. There, she teaches zoology, mammalogy and animal behavior as well as some anthropology courses. Since her primary research interest is lemurs, she must often travel to Madagascar to study the animals . . . → Read More: Extended Absense: Traveling With Out Your Baby
Dear Judy, Do you have any tips besides using a nipple shield to help my infant son to open his mouth wider to get a better latch? I’ve tried a nipple shield but I’d like to get away from using it. Alaina F., Pittsburgh PA
Why do you think he isn’t latching . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: How Can I Get My Son To Latch On?