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A selection of posts about breastfeeding, products that support breastfeeding, ideas for helping boost milk supply, and how to create an environment that keeps your nursing experience positive.

How to Boost Your Breast Milk Supply Naturally

Breastfeeding can be a beautiful and wonderful experience for a new mom. But if your milk supply is low, it can be scary and upsetting. Here are some common questions and answers about how to tell if your supply is low, what causes a low milk supply and how to boost your milk supply naturally.

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Easy No Bake Lactation Cookies for Nursing Moms

If you have ever breastfed your baby, you will know that at times it can seem impossible to produce nearly enough milk. Even those blessed with an abundance of breastmilk can sometimes feel like they’ve been sucked dry – especially during a growth spurt! Luckily, there is a ton of science showing that there are …

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Five Top Tips for Supplementing With Formula

New moms are often bombarded with advice about feeding a new baby. Well-meaning friends and family members will often try and guilt or shame you into their way of doing things. But the truth of the matter is that FED really IS best. Whether you are a die-hard formula mom who is confident in her …

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The Picture I Hesitate to Publish

Lord knows that I am not the type to hold back from sharing “sensitive” photos. I got more than a little kickback the time I shared my “real motherhood” photo because it featured a hugely engorged breast exposed to my three kids. Apparently that was an unacceptable thing, despite the fact that I was exhausted …

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The Sisterhood of Motherhood – An Introduction #SisterhoodUnite

I have never been a girl’s girl. When I was a child, I was a full-on Tomboy, always wanting to do what my brothers were doing and never really getting along with the girls my age. As I got older, I found that I had more in common with men than women. I could wax …

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Nine Problems Every Nursing Mom Understands

It’s so easy to throw around the term “Breast is best.” We all know that breastfeeding is the best thing we can do for our babies if we can, and in this modern age, we can’t turn a corner without some celebrity or other tweeting or instagramming a beautiful photo of their breastfeeding experience. Stars …

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A Wave of Light – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

I don’t often talk about my own experience with miscarriage. I’ve had three in total, and each has hit me hard. When I was growing up, I didn’t want children. I saw myself as career-driven, wanting to make a difference to the world, and I thought kids were annoying and got in the way of …

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#StopCensoringMotherhood – Overexposure

Somewhere in the depths of my Facebook account is a photo album chronicling the birth of my first son. Included in the album are photos of our trip to the hospital, the early stages of labor, and an unflattering look at my grotesquely over-inflated bottom as the anesthesiologist prepared me for a much-needed epidural. There is …

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I Didn't Realize I was a "Crunchy" Mom

You’ve heard the buzzwords: Crunchy! Granola! Hippy! Attachment Parenting! We’ve all seen the Time Magazine cover of the mom breastfeeding the world’s tallest three year old. And we all have our own opinions about it. Jamie Lynne Grumet asks “Are you Mom Enough?” Maria Kang asks “What’s Your Excuse?” The insinuations in these seemingly innocent …

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Complaining About Pregnancy – Offensive or Normal?

After two previous high risk pregnancies, a traumatic birth with my second son which culminated in me needing a blood transfusion, and a new pregnancy which has been riddled with pain, bleeding and much stress, forgive me for needing to get something off my chest… Coming from a family of five children, and all of …

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