Posts Tagged ‘chicago breastfeeding support

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Homemade Mother of the Week: Jane O’Connor, Lactation Consultant

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This article is the first in a new series, “Homemade Mother of the Week.” If you know a woman who is thoughtfully sharing her passion for the planet,  families or the well-being of others, please nominate her for this special recognition.  Send an email with all the details to maureen@homemademothering.com When my son was born [...]


The Best Homemade Baby Food

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Before Evelyn was born nearly two years ago I never gave much thought to breast feeding. It seemed to me like most moms started out with nursing and then eventually transitioned to formula. So, when my best friend Laura had a baby six months before Evelyn’s birth I looked to her as an example. She [...]