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Breastfeeding Can Feel Old Then Fresh Again

Things get old. Sometimes going outside, making meals or playing the same old games feels old. Even breastfeeding feels old sometimes, like could you please just skip a feeding? But one thing that never feels old to me is sharing a bed with these boys. I never get tired of pulling them into my chest, smelling their heads and watching their sleeping faces. I don’t even get tired of a foot or butt in the face. It’s always a new adventure. Simply going to sleep with 2 small children is a new and unique adventure everyday. I never get tired of finding out what tonight will bring. At the end of the day it feels like such an accomplishment to see them sleeping. Healthy and safe in my bed. The house feels calm and it’s very quiet for the first time since before the sun came up. When the little one starts to stir and asks for “boobie” in the pitch dark, breastfeeding feels less heavy and old than it did earlier. A quiet night and sleeping children can freshen anything up.

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder's boys cosleeping, bed sharing.

Breastfeeding on Vacation

There is usually a point during a vacation when I ask myself why we decided to take this vacation. But breastfeeding always provides closeness, consistency and comfort to my boys while we explore new things and are out of our routine.

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding on vacation

Extended Breastfeeding is Just Breastfeeding

3 years old and nursing every chance he gets, including at night. There’s nothing wrong with him. It provides him nutrients, comfort, safety and familiarity. This is his safe space. You are never wrong for breastfeeding as long as it feels right for you and your child. No matter what anyone says.

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, extended breastfeeding

Unsolicited Breastfeeding Advice

When people criticize, give unsolicited advice, insult or claim they are offended by breastfeeding, breastfeeding beyond infancy, tandem breastfeeding or any other decision you are making about your own family you can simply ignore them. People can say whatever they want and it never has to affect your personal choices. Go ahead and waste your time being offended. I’ll be over here living my own life.Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, tandem breastfeeding

Too Old for Breastfeeding?

That’s silly. He fits perfectly.

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding, extended breastfeeding

A Review and Giveaway of Bravado Designs Nursing Bras!

Let’s talk about having a good foundation!
Different bras styles have unique purposes. Typically, we want them to be somewhat pretty and always comfortable. If you are buying a bra for the function of bedroom playtime with your partner, then comfort might not be your number one focus since it’s coming off fairly quick anyway. (Don’t be shocked, we all know how babies get here!) [Read more…]

How to Get a Free Breastpump; A Review of Aeroflow Breastpumps

Nothing is really ever free, is it? Even when advertised as free it usually comes with a price somewhere down the line. Like a free magazine subscription, only to discover the first issue was free, but not the rest! They send them anyway because now they’ve got you. And the bill comes in the mail with not much you can do because you’ve already read the magazine. And, oh boy, try calling customer service. It’s really just an 800 number to some people who are trying to sell you more things. [Read more…]

Politically Incorrect Breastfeeder

By Jean, Politically Incorrect Mother

I’ve earned the right to judge formula feeding mothers

Call me judgemental but reading on and on about how we aren’t allowed to judge mothers who feed their babies formula pisses me off. Obviously I don’t mean mothers who really truly genuinely can’t breastfeed or sometimes even ones who tried really really hard and eventually gave up. But if you didn’t try at all because you just didn’t want to, then I judge you. You’re knowingly not doing what’s best for your baby right from the start because there’s an easier way. [Read more…]

10 Things I Hate About Breastfeeding

It’s Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2017 baby! And I am here to rant about things I cannot stand about breastfeeding! Why? Because this is hard. Breastfeeding is really hard! It’s magical and empowering and all that stuff but I need all you new parents and parents struggling right now to know that you will not like everything about breastfeeding. And that’s OK! We do a disservice to each other when we wash over the negative feelings that breastfeeding can bring us. We can find comfort and community in the tough things that we deal with just like with any other journey in life. It’s the secret to our success. So let’s get to it. 10 things I hate about breastfeeding!

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Is Nursing in Public Narcissistic?

If you ask any number of people on the internet the answer to this question is a resounding, “Yes!” I mean, “Can’t you use a cover?” “You should be more modest!” “Women should be more discreet.” “You need to do that in the bathroom.” “You just want attention!”

I get these comments all the time. I get them on the internet, that is, because no one yet has had the balls to say it to my face even if it’s what they were thinking. I read comments all the time such as, “You are such an attention whore!” “You are a narcissistic mother!” “You are just trying to show off.” “You just want people to look at you.” [Read more…]