Breastfeeding Archive


10 Helpful Tips for New Breastfeeding Moms

The first few weeks after baby is born can be the toughest and rockiest part to developing your breastfeeding relationship with your baby.  I knew it’d be work, but didn’t realize just how overwhelming it could be! With each of my babies, it took about six weeks to establish our breastfeeding routine.


How To Know When To Stop Breastfeeding

Every breastfeeding mom has a moment when she wonders when to stop breastfeeding.  Should you encourage baby to wean? Should you follow child-led weaning? When is a good time to stop? These are a few of the questions that may be running through your head. There are so many opinions out there on


Tips For Handling Breastfeeding Pain

If you are experiencing breastfeeding pain, I understand how frustrating it can be. I remember how uncomfortable it was to nurse my first baby and considered whether or not we should continue. Breastfeeding pain is one of the reasons many moms decide to stop and switch to donor milk or formula. While sometimes


7 Best Tips For Storing Breast Milk In The Freezer

When you begin breastfeeding your baby, you may or may not be thinking about storing breast milk for later.  If you are planning to return to work after maternity leave, you will want to begin building a freezer stash. Even if you are planning to remain at home and breastfeed on demand, there


Breastfeeding Codewords, Smarty Pants Toddlers & Rockin’ Out – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I’m just going to cut to the chase today and give you these excerpts. Please check out my articles if you haven’t already this week! Thank you <3 I was advised to pick a code word my toddler would say when wanting breast milk. Here’s why I didn’t. Choosing to breastfeed beyond


Wife Guilt, Becoming a SAHM Plus 3 More – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

How did it get to be Tuesday already? Flying home on a Monday makes it seem like it’s still the weekend. I was seriously confused when Rissa asked if I was taking her to gymnastics after I got home. I was like… wha? Not until… Oh. Right. So, yeah, I was out of


Preschool, Cosleeping, Vacations Oh My! – It’s a BabyZone Round Up!

I have two weeks worth of posts to share with you today since I was mostly unplugged while on vacation last week. It felt good to set work aside and just be social – on and off line. While I love being connected, we all need a change of pace now and


Cranky Baby 8 Month Update!

Time for Xander’s 8 month baby update! He’s about 18 pounds, loving food, still breastfeeding, becoming more mobile, and still has a gummy smile.  Unfortunately he’s been pretty cranky lately.  Is it his teeth? A growth spurt? I’m not sure but I’m holding and wearing him a lot. (Video) I’m hoping it’s


First Haircut, Mementos, and Breastfeeding Stories – It’s a BabyZone Roundup!

It’s that time again! I’ve rounded up the articles I wrote for BabyZone over the past week in case you missed them. I’d greatly appreciate it if you’d let me know in the comments if you prefer this weekly summary or would you like to know about those posts sooner? Thanks mama


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