I am currently nursing my 1 year old son, Littlest. He is at that stage where he really just nurses before and after naps and for comfort throughougt the day. Our goal is to self wean, and so I want him to nurse on his own terms. For that reason, I like to wear nursing apparel to make breastfeeding as accessible to him as possible. I have a small collection of nursing tops so when Belly Bedaine reached out to me and offered some of their products to try, I was thrilled! Trying a new brand is always an exciting…
6 Reasons to invest in Nursing Apparel
We all feel it, that mom guilt that comes when we want to spend money on ourselves. It makes us put things back on the rack or shelf and walk away. We tend to forego things like pedicures and haircuts, new makeup and clothes. Why? Because “our kids come first” and every dollar we spend on ourselves we view as money taken from our children. Perhaps that’s why you haven’t yet invested in Nursing Apparel, and I’m here to give you 6 reasons why you should.
I’m Preparing for a Hospital stay, and it sucks
In addition to a physical disability, I have a chronic illness called Crohns Disease. Crohns is a bowel disorder that affects my small intestine and I’ve had surgery for it in the past. There are very unpleasant symptoms, as one would expect from any disease that targets bowels, and they can interfere with my daily life quite a bit. My disease has become so severe that I’m on a disability program because of it. One big hurdle that it often throws at me is hospitalization, and I’m facing that right now.
5 tips to prevent pinching and biting while nursing
When your baby starts pinching or biting while nursing, it can make breastfeeding very frustrating. You may find yourself dreading nursing sessions instead of enjoying that peaceful, bonding moment that it once was. I’m currently facing this issue with Littlest, so I’d like to share with you 5 tips that I use daily to prevent my baby from biting and pinching while breastfeeding.
Feeding my Baby: Opening up dialogue between moms
The deeply personal act of feeding our babies takes on many shapes and forms. The Honest Co. is encouraging moms to open up a dialogue about this subject and share our experiences. Our babies are unique, and so is our day to day life as a mom. This in turn raises unique challenges and advantages for feeding our babies.
Breastfeeding vs. Formula – why can’t we all just get along?
I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time. As an active participant in mom-life social media, I see many comment feeds. One in particular tends to get very heated, and that’s “Formula vs. Breastfeeding.” I want to talk some more about this, but I’m going to approach it from a unique angle.
Encourage Milk Flow with Mindful Nursing
A tense and frustrated mom is a recipe for breastfeeding disaster and baby’s mood, latch, suck and even mom’s milk supply can be affected by it. This was me many times when feeding my baby and Mindful Nursing has changed my life.
Just Take my money: Willow, the new Wireless Breast pump
Technology is finally catching up to pumping moms everywhere. “Willow” a Wearable Wireless Breast Pump was just unveiled this week, at CES 2017, and already moms everywhere are getting their bank cards ready.
How to Make a Tree of Life Brelfie
Tree of Life Breastfeeding Selfies! These are becoming quite a popular Mommy Trend, and aim to spread media awareness for normalizing breastfeeding. Anything that brings awareness to this perfectly natural act can’t be bad, but these Tree of Life “Brelfies” are beautiful to boot! But how Can I Make One? Good news, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to participate. You don’t even need to be artistic. All you need is a cell phone, a nursing baby, and the PicsArt app! Here’s my How-To, in 6 Easy Steps! Step One: Download PicsArt on Google Play or iTunes! Step…
Nursing with an Aggresive Letdown
Breastfeeding Littlest has been a new frontier for me. This is my third baby, and the only one that I’ve had an over-supply of milk with. This has given me peace of mind that I didn’t have with the other two, as Big and Little both had me taking medication to increase milk production. But it comes with its own set of quirks and struggles.