Feeding a Sleepy Baby

Many moms think that their baby will be ready and waiting to breastfeed as soon as they are born. It is true that some babies will do just that. Many babies will continue feeding frequently. Everybody will be happy, and no one will worry. Then there are the babies who...

The Reluctant Weanling-Weaning a Toddler

Are you mom enough? That was the title on the cover of Time in May 2012. It was about a mom who believed in attachment parenting and was breastfeeding her three-year-old. There was a picture of her doing just that, for all the world to see and react to....

Birth and Breastfeeding

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...

Dealing With Thrush While Breastfeeding

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,...

Mastitis, Clogged Ducts and Blebs

  Ouch! Whichever condition you are worried about, it hurts. It doesn’t look right. It doesn’t feel right. You may be trying to figure out whether you have a plugged duct or a full-blown case of mastitis. You want to find out if there’s anything you can do about...