Category Archives for "Breastfeeding"

October 3, 2018

10 Must Haves For Breastfeeding

10 Must Haves For Breastfeeding

As a nursing mom with some experience, I have gotten started two different times.

These are the must haves for breastfeeding:

Nipple Cream

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.

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September 19, 2018

10 Tips On Weaning From Nursing

10 Tips On Weaning From Nursing

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.

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What Breastfeeding Taught Me About Motherhood

What Breastfeeding Taught Me About Motherhood
Before I became a mom, I was always on the go. I didn’t know how to sit down, I hated watching TV or movies without a computer or a phone so I could keep working. I was always moving, always on the go.
In my previous life, I was a teacher for five years in the inner city.   If you know anything about teachers, it’s that if they sit down they lose control their classroom. So you’re always standing, walking, running around.
After teaching, I became a real estate agent and I did quite well.  I remember being in labor and working out a deal on the phone, I had no intentions of stopping my life.  I was going to be a stay at home mom with a business. I could do it all.   I bought into that lie.
When my son was born, my whole world came to a screeching halt.

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