Do you ever use a breast pump? Most women who breastfeed do. They may pump once. They may pump every few hours. They may pump for relief from engorgement or to get milk for a relief bottle. They may pump regularly at work. Whether by necessity or choice, more and more mothers are pumping exclusively. Read More
A lot of moms get a clogged duct at one time or another during their breastfeeding journey. Some moms get the more than once. The really unlucky moms get them again and again. A clogged duct is a pain, literally. You’ll know you have a clogged duct if you have a painful lump in yourRead More
Your baby is born, and he is placed on your chest. He looks up at you, wriggles his way to your breast, latches on and sucks strongly. You feel a rush of emotion that is filled with love and awe and power. You just birthed a baby, and now your body will continue to growRead More
I was sitting at my counter today and started looking at the patterns in my countertop. I saw a breast! Do you see it? It’s right in the middle of the picture. Let me know in the comments if you saw it.
There are three things moms worry about when they start breastfeeding. Sore nipples, not having enough milk and mastitis. I have written about all three. Thrush falls under sore nipples but deserves an article all of its own. Thrush and yeast refer to the same thing, and I will be using the terms interchangeably inRead More
Babies love their hands. When a baby is new he will love to suck on his hands; when he gets older, he will try to cram both of them into his mouth at the same time. There will come a time when a baby will stare at his hands in fascination. Then begins the stage whereRead More