Category Archives for "Breastfeeding"
The Golden Hour is widely popular and known now.
But, as a new mom, you may be wondering what it is and what it is not.
Your midwife or doctor will tell you how beautiful it is. The books will tell you how important it is.
I am going to tell you the truth. Continue reading
As a nursing mom with some experience, I have gotten started two different times.
These are the must haves for breastfeeding:
You need a great nipple cream. You don’t need a gallon of it but you will need more than what the hospial provides.
Lansinoh Cream is not magic, but Motherlove Nipple Cream is. Buy that.
Ready to start breastfeeding?
Think about this one:
I have been nursing my daughter for 7 months.
Before that, I nursed my son for 15 1/2 months.
So, I have spent almost two years of my life nursing and I am not finished yet!
Nursing a baby is a huge job that is often downplayed.Continue reading
I nursed my son for 15 1/2 months.
I enjoyed every moment except for the first 4. The first four were hard.
After that, I loved it. I felt very connected to my son through nursing.
It was something very special between us that only I could provide him. It was him that decided to wean not me.
Around 15 months, he began biting. I read everything I could on biting. I did what everyone said, nothing worked.
I finally had to accept that the very final reason listed on every article on biting might be our truth – sometimes a biting baby means they are ready to wean. This was very true for my son.
I, however, was not ready. More about that later.
Weaning before 1 could and probably is a very different experience. Weaning a baby that isn’t ready to wean would also be a very different experience.
So, I am going to share my lessons and how I did it. I provide no guarantee.
While my son was ready, he wasn’t happy with the change. Also, we co-sleep. So, that made it more complicated.