Breastfeeding and Solids Archive


My Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips

Happy World Breastfeeding Week, mamas! This year’s theme is Support.  Support can come in many forms and places, including online.  I’ve shared breastfeeding adventures before along with tips and recommendations, but it’s been awhile and I haven’t said much since becoming a two time nursing mama. Top 10 Breastfeeding Tips Get measured


Why I Prefer Leading Lady Nursing Bras

I’ve been breastfeeding for over two years now. I am still nursing Rissa, though she only has one session a day now, usually around bedtime. It’s been cut down due to the arrival of my son, Xander. Now he is nursing like a champ every 2-3 hours around the clock. Well, he


Gearing Up for a New Breastfeeding and Baby Led Eating Adventure

Maybe that’s a tad misleading.  My current adventure with Rissa hasn’t ended, but I’m still preparing for the new adventure with baby #2.  Hopefully it will be a bit smoother in the beginning this time. My daughter started out as a champion nurser.  She had a strong suck coupled with a big


I Found The Best Nursing Pillow for Plus Size Mamas!

It’s really no secret that I’m not *gasp* skinny.  The only time I ever was thin was when I was a preschooler.  Even in high school I was curvier even if I wasn’t actually fat like I thought at the time.  It can be very frustrating to be a bigger woman in our


Double Blessings San Diego Bebe Eco-Friendly Nursing Pillow Review

A nursing pillow is an essential breastfeeding accessory but it can be hard to know which one to choose unless you read nursing pillow reviews.  I remember when I was pregnant with my first daughter and so many people told me about nursing pillow I needed to have… so I got it.


Breastfeeding Gear Review | Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bra

I’ve said it before, working breastfeeding moms really have it tough. They are super dedicated and have to juggle pumping breast milk for their babies. I honestly don’t know that I could have done it. Actually, I know with my case manager job it would have been nearly impossible to pump as


Comfort & Harmony Mombo Nursing Pillow Review & Giveaway (US) 1/30

Listen up my fellow breastfeeding mamas, there is a brand new nursing pillow in town!  It just recently became available for purchase exclusively at Babies R Us, but we had the opportunity to try it out for the past couple months prior to launch.  Actually, my sister-in-law and her newborn did the


Toddler Food Review | Gerber Graduates Lil Entrees

One way I know my baby is growing up is by the food she eats. While she still nurses, her diet is full of solid foods at every meal. While I do my best to feed her what we are eating, I’m not always able to do that. If I’m in a


Breastfeeding and Dealing With Feeling Touched Out

Our breastfeeding relationship is still going strong at almost 14 months. Problem is, I’m feeling touched out. I’ve been feeling touched out for about a month now and it’s not going away really. Some sessions it is worse than others. I don’t think it’s getting worse though … for now. What is


Breastfeeding Milestones: The Golden Boobies Award

I previously posted about the breastfeeding milestone awards. These are like golden star stickers for breastfeeding mamas (or banana stickers if you are Dethklok). They are not meant to make anyone feel bad, but are a way to help celebrate the ability to continue the breastfeeding (or pumping!) relationship despite societal pressures


Breastfeeding With Breast Implants – Can It Be Done?

While breastfeeding is natural and the best choice for babies, there are some conditions and situations where it may be difficult for a woman to nurse her child.  One such circumstance is having surgery such as breast augmentation.  But certainly any type of surgery that involves the breasts may affect a woman’s ability


Leading Lady Nursing Bra Review & $15 GC Giveaway (US) ~ 10/25 CLOSED

It’s unbelievable just how important a good, supportive bra can be.  It really can make a world of difference on my back!  Whether you are breastfeeding or are a full figured gal like myself, you probably know how hard it can be to find quality, affordable bras that look nice!  I’d like to


Should Children Pretend to Breastfeed?

Who knew a child’s baby doll could be so controversial? And yes, I’m going there.  Just a little. You see, Rissa is almost a year old.  She’s starting to imitate us more and (I think) is starting some pretend play.  She’ll tip and tap an empty water bottle like shes pouring it.


Family Reunions, Horses & Breastfeeding

I’m still recovering and catching up from all the family stuff last week.  We had Brian’s grandma’s funeral last Wednesday and then we went out of town for several days for a family reunion.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, to be honest.  I knew it was relatives from his grandma’s side


Thank You for Breastfeeding Me, Mom

My mother breastfed me for about 6 weeks.  I knew I’d been breastfed because my parents had told me that a few times throughout my life.  When I was younger, that embarrassed me for some reason.  It wasn’t until having my own daughter did I know any specifics of my nursing relationship


How My View of Breastfeeding Has Changed

I used to prefer not to witness it, but it didn’t bother me. I used to think you should cover up, but now I don’t.  My daughter doesn’t like to be covered and neither do I.  I don’t normally wear a blanket over my head at dinner – do you? I used


Are You a Lactivist? #Breastfeeding

Yesterday I managed to sneak in some Twitter time that was more than just lurking.  I caught sight of a tweet by @Greek_Momma about how people need to see us nursing in public to normalize breastfeeding.  Of course, I had to let her know I agree!  She mentioned that she is a Lactivist


I Can Breastfeed Anywhere and so Can You!

It’s true. There are laws to protect a Mother’s right to breastfeed in public. I know, it sounds bizarre, right? I’m glad there’s a law to protect us, but it’s sad that it was even up for debate, y’know? I know sone people claim it is gross to watch. Well, I see


10 Things to Love About Breastfeeding

There are many things I enjoy about breastfeeding my kids. These range from benefits to special moments. While there are some days I may not like how dependent my children are on me, I know these first few years will go by fast. There are times when I feel touched out, but I


World Breastfeeding Week ~ August 1-7 and the Big Latch On!

I’ve now been breastfeeding for 9 months.  Since Rissa is my first baby, it has been a tremendous learning experience.  While I’d like to say I was pro-breastfeeding and an advocate before my daughter was born… I wasn’t… not exactly. I never had a problem with breastfeeding previously, but I wasn’t as