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How to Succeed at Breastfeeding

How to Succeed at Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is hard. Really hard. Motherhood is hard. And if you’re anything like me, you have a constant, nagging voice pointing out all your mistakes until they tally up to a giant failure in your mind and a snowball quickly barreling towards postpartum depression. And any hiccup with breastfeeding only helps you fall right into […]

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Pleased as Punch with My Breast Pump

I am wary of crowdsourcing many of my life questions. To say I’m reluctant to ask for parenting opinions, political advice or other serious topics on Facebook would be an understatement. But, I do love the Internet when it’s helpful. I have found that I like getting recommendations for products and restaurants on Facebook, Instagram, […]

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My Breast Pump Gave me

My Breast Pump Gave Me Freedom

I don’t have the licensing rights to share a picture of Mel Gibson in Braveheart, nor do I have the dedication to paint my face in blue stripes. Please use your imagination. “Freedom!” With my first child, we were stationed overseas and I wasn’t working. We gave her about ten bottles of pumped milk early […]

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The Breastfeeding Shop

The Milk Fairies Have Ears: Why Breastfeeding Just Got Easier

When the nesting urge struck me recently, it struck like lightning. Everything that lingered on my to-do list for the last eight months suddenly felt more urgent than ever before. In one hormone and coffee fueled afternoon, I reorganized a hall closet, sorted through all the baby clothes, set up the crib, and ordered a […]

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When All The 'Unexpecteds' Leave You Weary

The Story of My Premature Baby: When All the ‘Unexpecteds’ Leave You Weary

*The following was written in September 2016, two weeks after giving birth. Whereas I am currently past the emotional turmoil described, I still felt these are words that need to be heard in honor of World Prematurity Day and for others who may be battling the ‘unexpecteds’ right now.  I unexpectedly had a baby. Don’t […]

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