Milking It: Power Pumping

I had never heard of “Power Pumping” when I began my breastfeeding journey. The concept behind “Power Pumping” is to simulate your little one going through a growth spurt. You know, that time every few months where it feels like they are attached to you 24/7. When you Power Pump, you make your body believe the baby is needing a […]

2 years ago

A little over 2 years ago, I was offered the opportunity to visit our friends Faith and Roger. In Africa. For 3 weeks. Oliver and I were already over 2 years into trying for a baby. I didn’t want to commit and then back out, but I also didn’t want to pass up this opportunity. Oliver and I decided to […]

Milking It: Cookies!

Yes, you read that right! You can actually JUSTIFY cookies! Well, like an nursing mother CAN’T justify them. But seriously, these can help with milk production – and my friends say they are quite yummy to boot! (Remember: me = overproduction … me + a dozen of these would probably = engorgement) Why cookies? Well, just any cookie isn’t going […]

Milking It: Fenugreek

If you have done any googling, you have no doubt come across “fenugreek” as a way of upping your milk supply. But why? And how? And what are your options? Read on fellow milkies, read on! Fenugreek is a plant grown in Europe and the Middle East. It mainly comes from India, but is also harvested from Iran, Egypt, Pakistan, […]

Milking It: Drying Up

After last week (World Breastfeeding Week), my brain is still stuck on the topic. So I wanted to discuss a topic many mommies have questions about – how to encourage milk production. This is a topic I didn’t look much into before having Liam. I wish I had! Thankfully I had read about certain items and did throw them into […]

WBW: For Those Who Couldn’t

Today is the final day of World Breastfeeding Week. I want to hit on a topic that comes up a LOT …   The mom who WANTED to breastfeed but her life took another path.   I want to say that by celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, I was in no way saying “I’m better than you”. Instead, it was to […]

WBW: My view

When nursing, your view is sometimes pretty limited. Since learning how to breastfeed Liam in the baby carrier (read: STEEP learning curve) my view has improved. But with a bad back, sometimes I just need to sit and rest myself. Here are some of my views … 99% of the time, when I nurse at home, I am sitting in […]

WBW: A Day of Nursing

Today, for World Breastfeeding Week, I documented my nursing relationship with Liam. I can’t really capture all of the warm fuzzies, but I can show you how *our* day looks. Everyone’s nursing relationship with their child is different. It’s different because you are unique, and your child is/will be unique. I am writing this to give you an example of […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2013

  This week is World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW). This week is used to raise awareness of breastfeeding and its benefits. The generations before us did a LOT of damage to breastfeeding culture. It has been seen as “offensive”, “unnecessary” and more. Women who were completely capable of breastfeeding were told they could not feed their child. This is different than […]

Happy Hips!

For those of you who missed this post, Liam was born full-transverse breech. The gist of it? He was born with his feet touching his ears. This has caused us all sorts of car seat drama, along with other precautions we’ve had to take to ensure we are careful with his hips in a very key development time. We met […]