Stopping Pumping at the First Birthday

My baby turns one in a few weeks. I have no intention of stopping nursing–I hope he nurses for at least another year! But…I can’t wait to stop pumping for him while I work. I don’t work very much, about 10 hours per week, and he’s doing pretty well on solid foods. Heck, most . . . → Read More: Stopping Pumping at the First Birthday

Nursing On the News!

A local news station began working on a story about health insurance plans covering breast pumps for nursing mothers. Recently, there’s been some national discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its provisions for lactation supplies–the bill doesn’t specify what type of pump the insurance plans should provide.

I had no idea this was an issue; . . . → Read More: Nursing On the News!

Breastfeeding While Mama is Hospitalized

Breastfeeding while mama is ill is one thing. Oh, I’ve been there, so ill I’ve had to have my husband bring me the baby to nurse and then take him away again because I couldn’t stand up.

But what if mama is so ill or injured, she requires a hospital stay? What can a . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding While Mama is Hospitalized

Jury Duty Wrap-Up

If you’ve been following along, you know I was summoned to jury duty and I was super excited about the prospect of spending one day alone in a chair with a book. And eating lunch for 90 minutes! By myself.

I will say, as the day grew closer, I became less excited and a . . . → Read More: Jury Duty Wrap-Up

My Wedding Pumping Fiasco

You guys! What a weekend! My husband and I had a wedding to attend on Saturday, one that I’ve been excited about for a long time. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that my youngest son won’t take a bottle, but I really hoped to leave him home for this one because it . . . → Read More: My Wedding Pumping Fiasco

My Nursling Won’t Take a Bottle

My five-month-old won’t take a bottle. We started doing test runs with him when he was four weeks old, after meeting with our lactation consultant and excitedly discussing his wonderful weight gain (he was 11 pounds at four weeks!!).

The first few times my husband tried giving him a bottle it went well, but . . . → Read More: My Nursling Won’t Take a Bottle