Do you remember being a non-crunchy mom and how you felt when those super crunchy women would leave you horror struck by telling you things like: “Yes, I consumed my placenta after birth…”*** Or… “I no longer buy toilet paper.”*** I was totally that woman when it came to sharing interesting facts about breastmilk. ***Placenta… Continue reading Doing the Breaststroke
Thank you for joining us as we’ve given mothers from all over the US a place to share their Nursing Tales. We heard from mommas whose nursing relationships changed from first to second child, mommas who faced and overcame nursing obstacles, mommas who milk shared and pumped and supplemented with formula, mommas who exclusively formula… Continue reading Nursing Tales: United By Love
My husband and I joke that our only child is our test-pilot kid: we do what we think we should be doing to raise him right, and if we make a mistake, we chalk it up to a learning experience for the next one (if there will ever be a next one). A very terrible… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Changing Course
As human beings we tend to divide our thoughts into binaries: black and white, sun and moon, good and evil, and while a good portion of us are fighting so hard for gray, for worldwide acceptance of all love, of all skin colors, of all beliefs, we can’t seem to get our minds out of… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Silencing the Sanctimommies: Fearless Formula Feeding
Not all babies are fed at the breast, and that’s okay! A fed baby is a happy baby. However, when a momma wants her baby to receive breastmilk but hasn’t had success with nursing or can’t nurse due to medications or is adopting a baby, she does have options other than formula. Before I… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Alternatives
A lot of mommas struggle with breastfeeding at the beginning before mastering the latch and entering the bliss filled part of nursing. Some babies have low tone and can’t suck properly. Some babies have tight jaws and latch too tightly or can’t open their mouths wide enough at first. Some mommas have flat or inverted… Continue reading Nursing Tales: Overcoming Obstacles
I could tell you that breastfeeding is all rainbows and butterflies, but that would be lying, and Pinocchio taught me that’s not in my best interest if I wish to keep a face with fairly good proportions. So, if you’re looking for someone to tell you, “It will all be okay. You’ll be a natural.… Continue reading Nursing Tales
I recently inherited the kitchen table that used to take up 80% of my grandparents’ kitchen in Stanton, Michigan. It used to remind me of a large wooden bus with its curved U-shaped grooved windows in the front and back between the legs, its circular foot rest in the center on the floor, and its… Continue reading For the Love of Food & Family: Happy World Breastfeeding Week!