Gymnurstics

Gymnurstics. My friend taught me this term. It refers to nursing a wiggling baby or a toddler, or nursing both of these at once. Or, in my most recent struggle, nursing a wriggling baby and trying to simultaneously pump my opposite breast.

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There have been a lot of gymnurstics at my . . . → Read More: Gymnurstics

Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Frustration Builds

For the most part, I’ve tried to keep a positive attitude about tandem nursing, because I do think it’s a nice and important thing that I’m doing for my boys. But sometimes, I just need to vent about how very hard it is!

Since I was pregnant, I’ve started feeling bothered by nursing my . . . → Read More: Adventures in Tandem Nursing: Frustration Builds

A (Pretty Good) Day in the Life with 3 Wee Ones

4am The baby wakes up to nurse and poop, but then we both fall back asleep.

6:30am The big boys have “slept in” but are now up and want to watch¬†Curious George.¬†We think this is a great idea, because it buys the rest of us 22 more minutes of sleep. We hear our eldest . . . → Read More: A (Pretty Good) Day in the Life with 3 Wee Ones

A (Rough) Day in the Life with 3 Wee Ones

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

Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival: How Have My Breastfeeding Goals Changed?

Welcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival! This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to www.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about how your breastfeeding . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival: How Have My Breastfeeding Goals Changed?

Nursing While Pregnant: Guidelines for the Final Stretch

I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant and my toddler is still nursing, so I’ve finally accepted that he will not self-wean before the baby arrives. Hopefully, he won’t ramp up his nursing too much once my newborn arrives–I think I can handle one or two nursing sessions with him per day, especially once my milk . . . → Read More: Nursing While Pregnant: Guidelines for the Final Stretch

Still Nursing While Pregnant

Maybe this little guy will wean soon?

I was so sure my son would wean when I left him with my parents for three days over spring break. I was so sure of it! He was down to once or twice every 2 days. I was not offering, not really refusing (but certainly . . . → Read More: Still Nursing While Pregnant