At week 39 with our second, I have to be completely honest – I haven’t done much to “prepare” for breastfeeding this time around. It’s a completely different feeling. It’s a combination of just being too damn busy, and having a sense of calm about it all. I’m feeling ready, and just expect that my…
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Bottle Feeding While Nursing
It’s important to note some things that will help your little one be successful at bottle feeding but also have it remain compatible with your nursing relationship.
Maddy’s Milk… Not Just Her Drink!
So after doing this last night without even thinking twice, I thought to myself, “I wonder how many moms don’t know this is something they can do!? I wonder how many moms don’t know all the wondrous things breast milk can do besides nurturing our little ones by way of nursing?!”
So, with that I give you…
5 Life Hacks – Breast Milk Edition!
I know it’s hard right now.
Our Lip Tie/ Tongue Tie Story
As our story goes, in our early stages of breast feeding something just wasn’t right. As we started to try and get the hang of things I realized she was not able to empty my breast. She was gaining fine and her latch seemed fine, and continued to improve as her mouth grew, but as it turned out, she had a lip and tongue tie, class 2.5. If caught early, this can be a little bit of a setback, but nothing you and your little can’t handle.
So how the f%#* did I get here?! This blog is supposed to help fellow mamas have a successful breastfeeding relationship with their little one, and this my friends is not what success felt like. Hooked up to a hospital bed feeling like garbage and squeezing blood out of your tit is NOT success. Or so I thought as I laid there feeling SO pissed at myself for letting this all happen.
Back to Work Pumping Made Easy, With Printable Do Not Disturb Sign
I’ve been pumping for 20 months (no, that’s not a typo) so I thought I’d share some tips that have made it possible for me to continue for this long. Hopefully these will help make your life little easier as well!
Tip of the Day – Preventing Clogs
Feeling a little hard in a spot on your breast? Feel like you might have a clog coming on? Nurse your babe with their chin pointing to the clog. It will assist in loosening the clog, or wanna-be-clog before it becomes a clog. The direction in which their chin points is where they have the…
Now That’s Hilarious
10 Hilarious things about breastfeeding: 1. Milk Face There will be a time when your milk is flowing and for whatever reason they decide to unlatch and by consequence get a face full of milk. It’s in the eye, it’s in their nose, in their hair.. just everywhere, and it will be the cutest funniest…
I truly hope you find value in this. And I wholeheartedly wish you success, and I know you will have it.