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Breastfeeding All Around the Bay by Jasmine Marquez

It happened in that order: 1st I became a lactation consultant – 2nd I became a mom – 3rd I became an author.

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PeapodMats Review and Giveaway!

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Every parent can relate to the misery of changing the sheets in the middle of the night. Whether you have leaking breasts, sick kids (wow the mess!) or you’re in that potty training phase the fact is that your sheets are going to be a mess and no one is going to want to lie down on it or strip the bed at 3am. A couple of moms, Amanda and Liz, were chatting about this one day and PeapodMats was born. Let me tell you why this product stands out to me.

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Nursing Queen Breastfeeding Clothes; Review and Giveaway!

It’s true, when you have a brand new baby you don’t think much about what you look like. You’re just trying to survive. It’s still sinking in that this little baby needs you to survive so that they can survive. That’s heavy duty stuff. So, while you’re not much in the mindset of what’s currently in style, it’s a total myth that moms never care. We make jokes about living in yoga pants and never showering, but the truth is that we still want something stylish to wear that’s functional for our new role – like a great nursing top or dress.

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My Introduction To Parenthood

By Mellissa Harris

My husband and I are high school sweethearts and were together 7 years before deciding to get married. We were married on September 7th, 2013. That’s when the roller coaster started. I was pregnant the next month, we used the money we were supposed to spend on a honeymoon on a down payment to buy our first home which was purchased by November, and I got a new position at work while I was pregnant. I was projected to start after my maternity leave. Every aspect of my life changed that year! I became a mother, a wife, and a homeowner to a pretty big fixer-upper, and changing jobs. I was a hormonal mess! My current job, while I was pregnant, was an infant/toddler teacher to 8 babies at an Early Head Start center. I was frequently sick and did TONS of lifting. I was frequently asked when I was going on maternity leave because I needed a long term sub to cover my position. In my current position, we did not pay into state disability so I was not able to use that during my maternity leave. I had to calculate the hours I had with my baby postpartum and that was a frequent argument with my husband during my whole pregnancy. The maximum I could take was 6 weeks. That left me with ZERO sick time or vacation for the remainder of the year.

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What To Know About Breastfeeding And Custody Issues

By Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

It is never easy when you are faced with a custody dispute, and when breastfeeding is involved, things have the potential to get complicated, stressful, and downright awful – and at a quick pace.

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Breastfeeding Tattoo Gallery

Alicia Beaty

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Reasons Your Child Wants To Breastfeed

Your child wants to breastfeed for so many reasons other than to fill their belly. 

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Breastfeeding Through the Night

For more on this topic click here for our podcast episode.

When my baby was just a couple months old my pediatrician told me that he should be sleeping 10-12 hours a night without waking up. He didn’t sleep anywhere near that (and still doesn’t at 7.5 years old). So naturally I freaked out! I thought there was something wrong with him. 

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The Birth and Breastfeeding Story of Britn Jones

My #breastfeeding journey has been an amazing one. I did not get the birth I had imagined, but breastfeeding healed that. I had pictured this beautiful, natural, no-intervention birth. Instead I got every complication I could.

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These Are NOT Signs Of Low Milk Supply

These are NOT signs of low milk supply: 

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