Lizzie: So with my second baby’s birth approaching in the next 2 months, my thoughts are not far from breastfeeding. I feel nervous and excited at the same time. A new chance to give it a go, but also so much concern in case it doesn’t work out. Any other mummies in my position? May well be posting some ideas on how to help increase the chances of breastfeeding, but nobody is allowed to use them...
doubletroublemomma: As the mother of my children, I naturally know what’s best for them. Every decision I make is not based on a lack of knowledge or a snap choice. Despite the fact that Elias and Matthew are my first children, I know what I am doing. When I don’t know, and I need help, I will ask. That is all. This!
Coping With Breastfeeding Guilt. →
In the end, it’s not about how a baby is fed. It’s about how a baby is loved.
"Saturday Morning Soapbox."
theotherkels: I’ve got something on my mind, and its been there for awhile now. I keep thinking about writing about it, and then I get busy doing other things, but its always there lurking. I’ll think about it when I’m in the shower, or when I’m falling asleep, or when I’m waiting in the checkout line at the store. This has to do with breastfeeding, and It probably qualifies as soapbox...
A Facebook Group for "Proud Donor Milk Feeding... →
A place for mothers to talk and support each other in the decision to use another mother’s milk to nourish their baby or milk sharing. Those who have donated their milk or wet-nursed other babies are welcomed!
Mothers of Multiples Feeling Guilty about Not... →
For mothers who simply can’t make it work, the guilt can be overwhelming. They desperately want to nurse their babies, but aren’t having success. They’ve read books, sought help from lactation professionals, struggled and persevered. In some cases, they’re sacrificing their own health and sanity in the attempt. Women whose multiples are the result of treatment for...
What's the Hardest Part of Being a Mom? →
In this video, Summer talks about the hardest part(s) of being a mom. For her, the hardest parts are lack of sleep and the guilt we feel as mothers. What do YOU think is the hardest part of being a parent?
Breastfeeding Rates Are Up, Along With Guilt. →
Remember: Not all mothers who are able to breastfeed and are proud of that ability are “breastfeeding Nazis.” All mothers, regardless of the way they feed their babies, should be treated with respect. The campaigns touting the wonders of breastfeeding have been so successful that some women feel ashamed and guilty that they can’t breastfeed. Often they encounter breastfeeding...
babyceceandme: Why can’t we all just be nice to each other? To each their own about their parenting choices. Amen.
Anonymous asked: do you support mothers who CHOSE not to breastfeed?
Exclusively Pumping Moms Facebook Group! →
Who said that life is black or white? Breast or bottle? Exclusively Pumping mothers or pumping mothering are providing their baby with the best nutrition out there. It is unfair that people do not talk about this enough or that at hospitals it is not given as an option because it makes a big difference. Everyone has their story and their reasons, the important fact is that you are working...
doubletroublemomma asked: I just wanted to say that I love what you are doing. I was unable to breastfeed my twins, and unable to afford organic formula. After they were about a month old, and after never feeling like they were getting enough milk, my milk supply completely disappeared. I was never very strong in the first place. I would pump and pump and pump and only get an ounce, even if it had been a few hours since...
Goodbye, Breastfeeding Guilt. →
Worse was the guilt and anxiety. None of it made any sense, but thankfully, it’s over. I was not able to breastfeed Stella past 11 and a half weeks and I am officially 100% okay with that. I feel a new sense of freedom and confidence. I really, really do. This can only be very good for me and Stella.
Whether Breastfeeding or Bottlefeeding, You May... →
It is not uncommon that nursing mothers receive negative comments from their relatives, friends, or even complete strangers about how they feed their baby. Some people (mistakenly) think it is “gross” or that it shouldn’t be done in public, etc. Moms hear comments like, “Are you STILL doing that?” or “Didn’t you just feed her an hour ago?” or...
Coping With Breastfeeding Loss. →
Breastfeeding loss is the mourning process that happens when a nursing relationship is lost or never achieves the expectations of the mother. Maybe you never nursed and have lingering feelings about it. Maybe your didn’t nurse as long as you wanted. Maybe you did nurse as long as the child wanted but you weren’t ready to quit and you have unresolved emotions about it.
7 Postpartum Depression Survivors Share Their... →
Welcome to our world. The world of survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, like postpartum depression, who have decided to have more children. Some of us are well down the path with those additions, and others are waiting. You’ll learn more about that later. For now, I invite you to sit back, relax, maybe even grab a cup of tea and meet the women who changed my life…
4 Reasons the Breastmilk/Formula Debate Makes Me... →
Now don’t get me wrong — I wholly support efforts to promote breastfeeding. It’s a good thing (which is why I chose to do it), and there are many things in our culture that prevent more women from breastfeeding that should be changed. But the debate still weighs on me, and I had to vent with these four. I know I’m not alone in my frustration.