I come before you as a woman doing something I never thought I’d do: I’m nursing my 3-year-old…and my baby. But the 3-year-old! It’s so different nursing a great, big child. It’s often frustrating, but still rewarding enough that I haven’t felt it necessary to wean him.
What I have done is set limits . . . → Read More: Setting Limits for Toddler Nursing
I’ve breastfed babies in lots of public places. I’ve nursed my boys everywhere from a boat in Belize to a bench at the zoo. I often expect to get the stink-eye. Sometimes I sort of dare someone to say something negative to me so I can advocate for mothers’ rights. But I’ve never, ever . . . → Read More: Supporting Breastfeeding at Family Functions
When my second son was born, a wise mama friend told me I’d soon become an expert at nursing while standing. She was right.
I had no idea how challenging it could be to take multiple kids out in public at the same time. This challenge is magnified when one of the kids has . . . → Read More: Nursing On the Go with Older Siblings in Tow
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that we support moms feeding their babies any time, any place they are hungry. That doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate it when businesses or organizations create a comfortable place for nursing moms to duck into for privacy (or climate control) if . . . → Read More: Community Lactation Center Opens in Brooklyn
I walked into my neighborhood coffee shop today hoping to do some work. As I stood in line for my drink, I heard a very unhappy newborn wailing from inside the bathroom. (I know from experience that bathroom doesn’t have a changing table, so I could just imagine the poor kiddo being changed on . . . → Read More: Supporting New Moms: Coffee Shop Props
We arrived home last night after bedtime. We were pretty much on the road the entire day, leaving the Philly suburbs at 10 in the morning, driving straight to visit my grandmother at the nursing home 90-minutes away, and then spending the rest of the day and into the night staring at break lights on the . . . → Read More: Oh, the Humanity
On Thursday, the Today show ran a segment billed to be about breastfeeding in public. I was curious to see the show because I think the talk shows did a really respectful job addressing Alicia Silverstone’s milk bank a few months ago.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding In Public On the Today Show