Category: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding products, tips, and advice for moms and moms to be.

Starting Solids : how we do it

This is what we had for dinner last night - eggs, potatoes, and freshly-peeled oranges (oh, and I drank a cup of grapefruit juice...I love the stuff) : This is what our 9-month-old had for dinner last night (it's the exact same thing that we ate...in teeny tiny bites that she fed to herself): I […]

Dress Like a Star w/ Milkstars

Check out my shirt in that picture to the right. It's from Milkstars and it's a nursing shirt (you'd never guess by looking at it, right?). What? You've never heard of Milkstars? Well, now you have. The mom-owned company with a super catchy tagline ("Breastfeeding never looked so good") offers nursing-friendly tops that don't skimp […]

breastfeeding in public: my take

When I had my first baby in 2006, I "went into hiding" every time my baby had to nurse. If we were out to dinner, I would go out to the car and put the sunshade up. If we were at a friend's house, I would resign to one of the back bedrooms. If we […]

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: a giveaway

Let's celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month together! Pull up a chair, grab a snack, and we can share our favorite resources & give our best breastfeeding advice. Oh, and please do enter this fabulous giveaway...for yourself or a friend. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One mama or mama-to-be will receive the following breastfeeding starter pack (valued at over $94): […]

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: resources

Getting ready to breastfeed? Bookmark this post. Know someone who is breastfeeding? Forward this post. These are resources and products that I find myself recommending again and again to my new mama friends. BREASTFEEDING : BLOGS & WEBSITES Ask Dr. Sears - breastfeeding index La Leche League International The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog BREASTFEEDING : BOOKS […]

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: a letter to myself

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. In honor of the event, I thought I'd write a letter about breastfeeding...to myself. This letter would have helped me immensely three years go, when I was hugely pregnant and just about to welcome my firstborn daughter into the world. Here it is - a letter from the post-kids […]

Fashion Finds: for Nursing Moms

As a nursing mama, I generally want my shirts/dresses to fall into one of four categories: button-up zip-up loose-fitting specifically designed for nursing Fitted tees and blouses - and most dresses - are just plain impractical. Lately, I've been wearing stretchy camisoles with a button-up shirt or hoodie thrown over the top. But I don't […]

How do I choose a breast pump (and do I really need one)?

I remember asking myself both of those questions when I was pregnant with my first child in 2006 (see right - that's a photo of me 2 weeks before I had my daughter). 3 1/2 years later, I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 2-month-old...and I'm a little more "baby-wise" than I was […]

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