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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How to order a free breast pump from Tricare!

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We can finally get a breast pump free with Tricare military insurance! As of July 1st 2015 Tricare covers breast pumps! There are a few ways to get your breast pump and the way I am going to go over here is how I actually did it this past week. Remember you have options 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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Got Milk? Got Yellow Milk?

A strange thing snapped me awake this morning from my normal morning haze of parenting alone these past weeks, yellow milk. Normally when I pump in the morning milk is bright while and wonderful. Today however it was yellow, the picture does this milk color no justice as it is so very brightly yellow in […]

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