Breastfeeding Archive

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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7 Month Baby Update! Breastfeeding, Babbling and More [VIDEO]

This is when babies seem to really grow up fast.  The first few months feel slow in terms of interactive development, but now they are learning how to move, eat, and talk.  Hitting milestones left and right. It’s remarkable how much learning and developing babies do within their first year of life.

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How Amazon Became the King of Preschool Shows & Other News

There are several great articles I shared on Google+, Twitter and Facebook this week.  I know not all of you follow me everywhere or you may have missed them.  So, I thought I’d round them up for you here.  If you already saw them, then please leave me a comment below with

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Baby 5 Month Update & Toddler 30 Month Update! [VIDEO]

Baby 5 month update and 30 month toddler update. Wait, when do we stop counting the months? She’s 2.5 years old. Headed towards 3… scary.   Video Anyway, I talk about how they are growing and developing, extended breastfeeding (yep, nursing both of them still), and sleep. Got distracted and didn’t get

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My Top 5 Baby Money Saving Tips for New Parents

One of the first things I wanted to figure out as new parents was how we could save money on baby gear. I’m not a money saving expert.  In fact, I am much better at spending than saving. Well, I guess I have some idea on how to save so you can spend.

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Teaching My Toddler About Breastfeeding

Disclosure: We received a Leading Lady nursing bra to review and an Utterly Yours pillow. This post contains affiliate links as well. Imitation Play Reveals A Lot I didn’t realize how much my daughter would learn by having a baby brother.  Not that she couldn’t learn how to be nurturing without a

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How Still Nursing My Toddler Helped With Breastfeeding My Newborn

When I was pregnant with my daughter I never imagined that I would still be breastfeeding her at 2 years old.  Or beyond 2. Despite a few disapproving comments, most people don’t realize that I’m still nursing my toddler 1-2 times a day.  I thought she would wean during my pregnancy, but

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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

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Pregnancy Journal: 32 Weeks!

As we get into the final weeks, I get poked and prodded even more due to being “high risk” thanks to my gestational diabetes. Even my daughter wants to check on the baby! I can’t count on her stethoscope though unless I want to believe we really are hearing frogs in there.

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September Sprinkles: Lansinoh Breastfeeding Package Giveaway! (US) 10/19

We hear how breast is best and get a lot of pressure put on us as moms to nurse our babies, but to be successful we need support.  Support comes in many forms such as emotional, resources and products.  I remember hearing how it shouldn’t hurt then wondered what I was doing

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September Sprinkles: My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow Giveaway! (US) 10/13

Breastfeeding can have its ups and downs just like any relationship. There have been times I marvel at the bonding it provides and times I feel so touched out I don’t know how I can go on. Every time I nurse my baby is another step towards a breastfeeding milestone though and

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September Sprinkles: Undercover Mama Giveaway (2 Winners!) (US) 10/13

Every breastfeeding mama could use another versatile nursing top, am I right?  The Undercover Mama definitely fits the bill.  It can attach to any nursing bra in one of two ways to help give you better breastfeeding access without baring your tummy and back.  It’s also a great way to add a