A Viking Is Born!

Eirik In the NICU

By Kelly Richardson

When I was pregnant with my son, Eirik, the question of whether or not to breastfeed never entered into my mind. The answer was always “I am going to breastfeed my child. Period.” Sometimes, life is busy making other plans as you watch yours go by . . . → Read More: A Viking Is Born!

A Gift Of Milk

By Katy Rank Lev

Exclusive breastfeeding was so important to me–my birth had not gone as planned at all and I was left with this feeling that I needed to nurse my son because it was the right nourishment for him, but also because I needed to know that SOME part of my body . . . → Read More: A Gift Of Milk

My Family History Of Breastfeeding

Welcome to the November Carnival of Breastfeeding!! This month’s topic is ” the history of breastfeeding over the generations in your family.” Please be sure to visit the other blogs who are participating in this month’s carnival (links at the end of this post).

Both of my grandparents are deceased, so I asked my . . . → Read More: My Family History Of Breastfeeding

After 60 Hours of Labor – The Result Is VBAC!!

By Karalee Lester

2 years ago, my epic labor to deliver our Gus began…

After waking up around 7:00 AM and being sure my water had sprung a slow leak, I called our midwifery clinic and was assured I was just in very early labor and all was well. I had an appointment scheduled . . . → Read More: After 60 Hours of Labor – The Result Is VBAC!!

A Tale Of Two Births

By Jaimie Leader-Goodale

Picture if you will… 2 different scenarios.

Mom A, carried her child to term.  However because of Gestational Diabetes, she was induced right at 40 weeks.  The induction did not go too well; 17 hours on pitocin, with intense back labor.  She had internal monitors (baby wouldn’t stay still) so she was . . . → Read More: A Tale Of Two Births

The Long Road: One Mom’s Journey To Exclusive Breastfeeding

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

Breastfeeding Bloopers

I was inspired by this post that I saw on Cafe Mom last week called “Most Embarrassing Breastfeeding Bloopers.” It was hilarious! And it got me to thinking about my own breastfeeding bloopers.

My most embarrassing breastfeeding moment was actually a pumping moment. I was in my office at my job. I was lucky . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding Bloopers