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I was naive in my assumptions about breastfeeding my son. I had such an easy experience in nursing my daughter that I assumed the same would be the case this time. The reality of my breastfeeding experience has been anything but easy. While I’ve managed to avoid the sore, cracked nipple horror stories that I’ve read […]
Read Part 1 of our story here. We arrived at the children’s hospital ER and were admitted very very quickly. The nurse wanted to take his vital signs. As soon as he put the thermometer in Tate’s bum, he pooped. And then he pooped some more. The poor kid let out more yellowy runny poo […]
When we brought Tate home from the hospital the doctors were worried about a few things. He hadn’t gone poo that day and his bilirubin levels were at an 11, meaning that he was at a high risk of developing jaundice. The doctor said if we just kept breastfeeding him things would be fine.
I remember pumping and storing breast as being the bane of my existence with my first. I was returning to work and petrified I wouldn’t be able to keep enough milk stored. So I pumped. And pumped. And PUMPED. The result of all that pumping was milk and a lot of it. No one ever […]
My daughter is a local celebrity now… well and so are my boobs apparently. On Tuesday of this week, I attended a nurse in at our local mall I organized after one of my good friends was told to cover up in the food court by a mall security guard. What went from a simple […]
When Rebecca Odes and I were writing our pregnancy and baby book From The Hips, we really wanted to make sure there were voices, opinions and experiences included from all kinds of parents. So we set up a website of surveys via our blog thenewmom.com and somehow over the course of a couple of years […]
Breastfeeding is oft touted as a postpartum weight loss miracle. Celebs are constantly claiming it’s what helped them magically drop 40 pounds a month after giving birth when, in all likelihood, they are starving themselves nearly to death. Still, losing weight is almost always listed as one of the benefits of breastfeeding. That just hasn’t […]
I wish Addie would take a pacifier! I really do! With both of my boys we basically had to surgically remove it from them when they got older, and honestly, I wouldn’t mind going through that battle again simply to have my daughter use one instead of my actual nipple as a pacifier! I can […]