Tag: nursing

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...

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...

Pumping: A Different Way of Breastfeeding

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When I found out I was pregnant, I had a list of expectations that I had set for myself when I became a mother....

How I Began to Actually Enjoy Night Feedings

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Yes, you read that right, I actually enjoy night feedings. But this was not always the case. With my first child, it was all...

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...