100 Reasons Why I Breastfeed

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Breastfeeding has never come easy for me, not for the first baby and not for the 7th. Like many women these days I face some common breastfeeding challenges, one being an unsupportive society and growing up around women who didn’t breastfeed so there is a great lack of support for it in the community. Once […]

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Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding is Working – 40 Days Old

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  I didn’t know I could breastfeed and formula feed successfully! Rory was born 5 weeks early and for a number of important reasons we had to supplement. She didn’t have a suckle and took her meals both formula and pumped milk by syringe. Finally she took a bottle and after what felt like forever […]

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Confession of a breastfeeding and worried Mother.

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Mommy Confession I really wish my baby had not been born 5 weeks early. I know it could have been worse. I know I am lucky. I can’t help it though, the worry is so hard on the heart. I wish I knew why she came at 35 weeks. The placenta was the largest and […]

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World Breastfeeding Week 2015 – Why Breastfeed?

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       I Breastfeed Because I am a Geek and Love Science and Science says Breast IS BEST. I want to say that I breastfeed because I love my babies but this would offend other women would take take it to mean something I don’t intend it to mean. If you could understand the […]

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Breastfeeding Struggles With Our Near Term Baby

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Rory was born at 35 weeks and 1 Day. She was a wonderful 7lbs and 15oz, 20 inches long. This is large for the gestational age but the dates are correct and her weight it the result of my diabetes even though it was well controlled for 90% of the pregnancy. This was the start […]

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Review – Nursing Bra Express for Breastfeeding Mothers

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Nursing Bra Express www.nursingbraexpress.com The mission at Nursing Bra Express is not only to provide nursing moms with the best breastfeeding products on the planet, but great customer support! They offer products not just for nursing Moms though but also pregnancy as well and postpartum shapeware and gifts for new Moms as well. I specially […]

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Why is no one talking about it? Why are we making our babies less intelligent with formula?

It isn’t a pretty topic but I think we need to be honest about it. It is time we face the facts and start being clear about what we are doing to our babies when we give them formula and not breast milk. Formula is dumbing them down. Why isn’t anyone talking about this? Yet […]

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Dear Earths Best, Please Be Clear That Breast Is Best!

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    It is no secret, I love the Earth’s Best brand. They are a company I trust to be safe and to be ethical as well. It was rather a surprise to see a friend who is a lactation consultant and La Leche League Leader (among other things) post an image like mine above about […]

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Breastfeeding – So you hate it? So what!

I read a sad admission from a mother today about breastfeeding and how she hated it and how she wouldn’t with any future children? Why? Mary Fischer gave 6 reasons she hates breastfeeding that she came up with in the few weeks she tried breastfeeding. You can read them all fully in the link above. I […]

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Breastfeeding Holiday Trouble

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We know that breast is best and why but this doesn’t always make the hard times any easier. One of those hard times for breastfeeding mothers can be the holidays. There are three main things a breastfeeding mother needs to be mindful and prepared for just in case issues come up. Don’t issues tend to come up […]

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Breastfeeding vrs Boy Scouts

  My eyes teared up reading the accounts a service member had defending his babies rights to breastfeed not just at a post thrift shop where he and his wife volunteered but also at Boy Scouts of America, where they both gave of their time to support the organization they cared for, till they realized the organization […]

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Breast Feeding is Best and it can come down to life or death!

“This week the Journal of Pediatrics published some very serious new findings indicating that 911 babies in America die every year from not being breastfed.” The following link to a great blog posting speaks to the topic better then I ever could. As I research, wait, and try and prepare for this new baby I […]

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