Tag: breastfeeding tips

New Report Says Breastfeeding is "Silver Bullet"

It happened for the first time two weeks ago. My 10-month-old baby got sick. Up until then, she has had no sniffles. No runny noses. No fevers. No ear infections or aches. No doctor's visits. Not-a-one. At ten months, she's eating a¬†wonderfully colorful diet of fruits, vegetables, organic meats, and dairy products; she also still […]

10 Reasons NOT to Get an Epidural

"I don't know if I can do this," I whisper it into the blurry room. The contraction begins to rise and I scream, sing, breath, and pray simultaneously. With a final push, the crescendo, her body slips through mine. I catch her and bring her to my chest, elated. Three natural childbirths later and I […]

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 […]

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