As a mother who breastfed her first baby (sometimes in public) and plans to breastfeed any future babies I have (sometimes in public), I’ve heard a lot of comments over the years, mostly from total strangers, about why it’s totally immoral, gross, and perverted to breastfeed in public. Some of the comments are merely ignorant. […]
1. Expect that the next few months of your life will revolve around breastfeeding. 2. See a lactation consultant if you’re have any discomfort or issues. They may be able to help you and make things easier for both you and your baby. The sooner you get help, the sooner you will resolve any issues, […]
Yup. This was me on a typical work day, loaded up like a pack mule with my backpack, pump, lunch box to put my milk in, and water bottle. I’m no longer breastfeeding, but the days of spending my nights nursing and my days pumping don’t seem that far behind. When I was still pregnant, […]
You see a lot of stuff about breastfeeding on the internet like it’s magic or something, and to an extent, it is. It helps boost your baby’s immune system and is ideal for baby digestion and your body works to meet exactly your baby’s needs (well…sometimes) and it’s a wonderful bonding experience, etc., etc. But […]
We are rapidly approaching the 6-month mark for Isla, which means we are also approaching the 6-month mark for breastfeeding. Not exclusive breastfeeding, mind you, but we’re still trucking along with pumped milk and nursing at night. Breastfeeding has not been exactly like I thought it would be. I was surprised by how easy it […]
Before I had Isla, I wasn’t really sure how the breastfeeding thing would work once I went back to work. I bought a pump and planned to pump, but I wasn’t sure how/when I’d fit it into my schedule (Hi. My name is Katie. I’m a workaholic.), whether I’d be able to maintain being the […]
Initially, I wasn’t very enthusiastic about breastfeeding. The main draw for me was that it was free, and because I was taking 3 months of unpaid leave from work, I felt like it was my financial duty to make the breastfeeding thing work and not spend money I wasn’t making on formula. I did it […]
Compare the Ameda Purely Yours vs. Medela Pump in Style, two popular breast pumps, looking at price, efficiency, portability, and more.