Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding encouragement

Nursing and Pumping for Two

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Before the twins arrived, I gently prepared myself for what I thought was inevitable: that I wouldn’t produce enough milk for two hungry babies, and I would have to rely on formula to supplement. Breastfeeding was a choice I made for my first four babies, and it was a delightful, easy and comfortable part of [...]


Why We’re Still Breastfeeding – At 16 Months.

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Ever since Ben turned 1 nearly four months ago, I am asked – daily – if I am still breastfeeding him. The question doesn’t really bother me – people are curious, after all – but I am tired of having to explain myself. Because, inevitably, when anyone finds out that I am still nursing my [...]


My Mother’s Day Gift to Myself

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For Mother’s Day this year, I respectfully told Chris that I didn’t want a gift. We’ve taken a couple trips lately and I really didn’t want anything and the last thing I need is more stuff. Chris knows me well: I’d rather have an experience than a thing, so the little vacations we took as [...]


GIVEAWAY! Five Lucky Winners Get a Sucklebuckle™!!

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Last week I introduced the Homemade Mothering community to Christine Prill, founder and CEO of Sucklebuckle™, a handy tool that makes breastfeeding a little easier for busy moms. I am a fan of anything that encourages and supports nursing mamas, and I think Christine’s invention is genius. Take a look at my nifty device for holding [...]


Feed the Baby!

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It seems like I’m always hearing appalling stories about women who are subjected to ridicule and cruelty while nursing their babies in a public setting. Stories like the woman who breastfed after graduating from college. Or, the women who staged a “nurse-in” at Target after employees shamed a mama. Sheesh, just how many prude a-holes [...]


Hooray for Boob!

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As I’ve written about plenty of times before, breastfeeding is an important choice I make for my family. Not only does it provide healthy and natural nutrition for my little one, but it is super convenient and free(!).  I know breastfeeding doesn’t always work out for everyone, so I am grateful it has been a [...]


No Bake Lactation Cookies

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When I received the shipment of the Kangaroo Tube Top from MilkandBaby.com, a recipe for lactation cookies was very smartly tucked inside. What a clever idea! As a new mom purchasing nursing wear, I was very happy to find this little surprise! While my milk supply is well-established with no sign of diminishing, I like [...]


A Little Moment in Time

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As a parent, I am all too aware of the passing of time.  How quickly my oldest daughter became 4! My 2 year old son suddenly grew into a little man!  Four month-old Vivian already has a peaceful and joyful personality that seems to radiate from her body.  Before kids, a year felt like a [...]


Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt + GIVEAWAY!!

As I’ve written about before, breastfeeding is an important choice I make for my family.  Perhaps the best part about it is that Vivian’s food is always readily available no matter where we go.  I don’t have to worry about packing bottles or formula or water. Now that a feeding routine is established, breastfeeding is [...]


Homemade Nursing Pads

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Breastfeeding is important to me and my family.  When Evelyn was born nearly four years ago I made a commitment to nurse her for a year, and it became such a normal part of our routine that I couldn’t imagine doing anything different with Mack and now with Vivian.  Much to my delight, the first [...]


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