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Sage Breastfeeding and Beyond: Author Interview

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Author: Rachel Rainbolt, M.A.

Title: Sage Breastfeeding & Beyond: wisdom from the front lines for the connected, badass mama [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Tips to Pump More Milk

by Ashley Treadwell, IBCLC

Fan Question:

“I need some tips on pumping I almost exclusively breast feed but when it comes to pumping, I still (eight months later) getting less than two ounces.” [Read more…]

Ask an Expert: Establishing the Freezer Stash

By Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

Fan Question:

“I’m trying to establish a pumping routine to have a milk stash. My daughter is a month old and I have only pumped a few times. Every time I do, she drinks my pumped milk sometime that day because I’m low after I pump. Every time I think about pumping I worry that she will need the milk, so I don’t and then I leak lol. Need some advice as to how to establish a good pumping routine and have a good stash….thanks” [Read more…]

Tara’s Breastfeeding Story

By Guest Blogger Tara

Tara with newborn

I found out I was pregnant on thanksgiving day of 2012. My Fiancé and I were so excited! I always knew that I wanted to breastfeed and did my research on it throughout the pregnancy. I also knew I wanted a natural birth, mostly because I already have a high pain tolerance and I’m very sensitive to medications. EVERYONE I knew (family, coworkers, strangers, etc.) told me breastfeeding was painful, awkward, difficult, etc. they also told me once I was in labor I’d be begging for pain medicine like they all were. Their lack of confidence in my decisions only made me more determined to stick to my plans! [Read more…]

An Ounce of Determination

 By Guest Blogger LeighAnn

An ounce of determination + an ounce of education and an ounce of support = unlimited ounces of breastmilk

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Sounds easy, huh? As I close in on six months of exclusively breastfeeding, easy isn’t what comes to mind, however it’s such an achievement and great gift to my dear Macie. [Read more…]

Badass Dads: Breastfeeding and Adoption

A HUGE thank you to DADsquared for these images!! Breastfeeding doesn’t look the same way to every family.
Sometimes, it looks like THIS.
Dads using donor milk to provide adopted child with breastmilk.
My husband Simon and I are dads to an 8 month old boy born in March through a surrogate. Giving him breast milk was something we had always wanted and we were delighted when our surrogate said that she would be willing to pump for us. She lives in Pennsylvania and we live in Montreal, so each week she ships a box of frozen milk to us. She’s been doing it since our son was born and will stop on November 1st. That means she not only carried our child for nine months, but she also continued to be his sole or primary source of nourishment for another eight months. It’s simply unbelievable that someone would do this and we are incredibly grateful. Attached is a picture of Simon walking in the door with a 21 pound box of breast milk this afternoon. We have one more shipment left. Hopefully you can use this to show another side of breastfeeding. Our surrogate is certainly badass!
Best,
John

 

A Story of Long-Term Pumping by guest blogger Hayley

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A Story of Long-Term Pumping by guest blogger Hayley