Love Can Come in Bottles, Too.

We are pro breastfeeding, pro formula feeding, pro mixed feeding, pro cup feeding, pro extended breastfeeding, pro express feeding...


How can we be all those things? Well, we believe that breastfeeding our babies is an incredible gift, but that sometimes it simply doesn't happen the way we planned.


We are not here to encourage or discourage any particular choice parents make on how to nourish their babies. We are here to support the ones who struggled or are struggling to breastfeed and are facing the guilt that often comes along with deciding to stop breastfeeding. We have both experienced this personally, and have gone through all the guilt alone, so we wanted to start this tumblr to post encouragement and to answer your questions and concerns as you make this sometimes difficult and traumatic transition.


We want you to bottle-feed without fear of judgement, and without guilt. You are doing the best that you can do for your baby given your particular circumstances. Be assured that the love and care you take in making this sometimes agonizing decision shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that love can come in bottles, too.


"This is the story of the night I stopped breastfeeding my oldest son and what PPD had to do with it.

I haven’t really shared this whole story before. Not in its entirety, anyway. And not because it’s a hard story or particularly shameful, but rather that—like a lot of things where PPD is involved—at the time I didn’t really realize the role it played.”

cosmicmommy:

turtlevoncrunch:

earthlovingmumma:

Beautiful :)

I love how shameless this is. No covering up, no “tasteful angles,” just mothers and their children.

I love how there’s toddlers.

cosmicmommy:

turtlevoncrunch:

earthlovingmumma:

Beautiful :)

I love how shameless this is. No covering up, no “tasteful angles,” just mothers and their children.

I love how there’s toddlers.

(via 2crunchymommies-deactivated2014)

"Like weaning from the breast, weaning from pumping is best done slowly. This allows milk supply to decrease slowly, without fullness or discomfort."

"We’re all feeding babies with love in our hearts,

while praying for a little more rest.

So pull out your boobies or measure your scoops,

Relax in your comfiest chair.”

I know many people want to stay current with the latest parenting trends — attachment parenting, minimalist parenting, Tiger Mother parenting, et al. Well, I’ve stumbled upon a new technique that will guarantee your child grows up to be an exemplary student and citizen. It’s called CTFD, which stands for “Calm The F*ck Down.” And that’s not a message to give your kids. It’s for you.

lapetitemoi:

"A mom, a reproductive psychiatrist and a volunteer with Postpartum Health Alliance came together to create TheBlueDotProject. Receiving a generous grant from the Mason Hirst Foundation, the Project intends to change the face of Postpartum Depression and Anxiety by taking away the stigma and raising awareness."

lapetitemoi:

Please join us by writing about one of the following topics:

1. The Hows and Whys of Milksharing
2. Partners, Relatives, and Friends
3. Milksharing Logistics
4. Diversity in Milksharing
5. History of Milksharing
6. Informed Milksharing, Milk Banks, Health Care Professionals, and Breastfeeding Support
7. A Party and You’re Invited- A Celebration of Milksharing

lapetitemoi:

These present guidelines are considered to be a generic document that will provide guidance and support for countries and governments. When adapted at the country level, conditions (i.e. climatic and socioeconomic differences, etc.) within the country should be reflected. Individual countries should outline minimum training requirements for parents, caregivers, and staff in hospitals and day-care centres.

"People are always asking me: "Glennon, Why are other mothers so judgmental? How do I escape from all the mom-petition?" My answer is always this: If you need it to disappear, stop believing in it. Competition is just like shame. It only exists for people who believe it does.

I used to believe in mom-petiton so strongly that it left me more than a bit paranoid.”