Tag: breastfeeding

I Did the Math. Breastfeeding IS a Second Full-time Job.

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I recently saw a meme online that read, “Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours. A full-time job with 3 weeks of vacation...

Breast[milk]feeding is the Hardest thing I’ve Ever Done

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My breastfeeding journey started out ahead of the curve.  My husband and I met with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) one-on-one weeks...

Passport to Heath: Flagstaff Birth, Breastfeeding and Women’s Center

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Flagstaff Birth, Breastfeeding, and Women’s Center has so much to offer! Join us Tuesday, May 14th from 5:00-8:00pm and learn why FBBWC should be...

I Forgot How to Love Her: a Mother’s Reawakening

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I don't know how to write about this without sounding like and feeling like a truly terrible mother.  I know that lately, there have been...

What is a Lactation Consultant

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This post created is in partnership with Flagstaff Birth and Women's Center.  Today we are proud to introduce you to Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC I have developed...

Meet Paula The Midwife

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I can’t believe the Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center has been open for almost 5 years.  I realize a lot of you may not...

Co-Sleeping Saved my Sanity

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Initially, we didn't want to co-sleep I was very opposed to co-sleeping with my baby. Our bed was ours. We got a crib and a...

I am Not Weaning my Two-year-old Yet and that is Fine

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I am not weaning my toddler anytime soon My daughter turned two in late December and still asks for "boobs, please" often. And I am...

Breastfeeding: Fed is Mandatory, Breast is Best

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I had no idea breastfeeding was painful... Mothering is extremely difficult and we are quiet about some of the most challenging aspects of it. Before...

I Hated Breastfeeding and it’s OK if You Did Too

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I've had this conversation a few times lately.  It starts with downcast eyes and is in hushed tones.  Sometimes it ends with hot tears...

She is Love [ A Candid Motherhood Essay ]

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This essay from Danielle is what inspired our Candid Motherhood series. Reading her words immediately brought us back to that chapter of Motherhood.  I remember...

Lessons from the Hospital Bed: Bottles, Babies, and Breastfeeding

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Being hospitalized after my cesarean section was one of the greatest learning moments in breastfeeding that I never chose to have. I know, it...

Mastitis : A Lesson in Listening to my Body

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I was in those first few moments of bliss where your mind cannot tell if you are in a dream or reality.  My husband and...