I lay semi-awake in my bed, afraid to open my eyes for fear of not being able to close them again for quite sometime. I listen for the sound of the baby sleeping in the bassinet next to me. Not a peep, although the fullness in my breasts and wet spots on my shirt are what woke me, not him. I listen intently though, trying to figure out what time it is, or how many hours could have passed since I awoke last. I honestly have no idea these days; it could be 5 minutes or 5 hours.Read More
"Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer!"
"Keep staring maybe I'll do a trick!"
"What the fuck are you looking at?"
These have all crossed my mind and possibly my lips over these previous 12 months as a nursing mama. I am beyond certain that I am not alone in the constant battle between nursing in public (NIP) and bystanders having to "witness" the atrocity that is a mom feeding her child. But, why do I feel like it's still an issue?
Well, because it is.Read More
High up there on the list of things people never tell you about pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum is how difficult breastfeeding can be, especially in the beginning. In an effort to break the silence, I’ve been very open about my struggle to breastfeed my son during the first month of his life. Every problem you can think of, we had it: latching difficulties, poor latch, lazy eating, fussy eating, the list goes on.Read More
What's better, bottle fed or breast fed? Does it really matter when it comes to the health of the baby or the parent?
When did being a parent become so competitive? If you remember my last post, you know that I mention a few times how it's very difficult to not compare your baby's achievements to other babies, and how it can all become so... exhausting.
So, what is this ongoing debate between bottle fed babies and breastfed babies? Why is there even a line of separation? At the end of the day, isn't it just a matter of feeding your baby?Read More