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The Badass Breastfeeder Blog – 7 Years of Breastfeeding Advocacy

Jack asked me, “Mommy, is everyone born with something that they are really good at?”

“Well, sure. I guess. Probably more than one thing.”

“What are you good at?”

Goodbye Num Nums

By Melody Griffith

Num Nums is leaving
I feel it everyday
Even though it’s time to go
A part of me wants you to stay [Read more…]

Breastfeeding Is Not Sexual… At All

We have dedicated an entire episode of The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast to this topic! Click here!

We’ve been talking sex and breasts lately and it has become apparent that we need some education on the issue.

Sex organs are defined as organs involved in sexual reproduction. The testes in the male and the ovaries in the female are the primary sex organs. The genitals and the internal sex organs are the secondary sex organs. [Read more…]

Your Legal Rights As A Working Breastfeeding Parent, And What To Do If Your Rights Are Violated

By Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

The majority of new moms return to work after having a baby—only 34% decide not to return to work, and as many as 1/4 of moms return to work within 2 weeks of having a baby. The reasons moms return to work are usually financial, although some women do so because they genuinely love their jobs. [Read more…]

Breasts Are Not Sex Organs: Lessons From Breastfeeding

We have dedicated an entire episode of The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast to this topic! Click here!

Seriously folks. Sorry to burst your bubble, but breasts are not sex organs. And therefore you need to stop using this as an excuse to regulate them. Breasts on a female are no different than those on a male. They just make more milk. Yes, I said “more” because male breasts can also make some milk.

The sexual feelings you and I have about breasts is cultural. I’m fine with that. I definitely use my breasts during sex. I also use my hands and my mouth. But there aren’t any laws that say I need to keep those covered. Surely you’d think that was crazy. [Read more…]

Finding the Nipple While Breastfeeding!

Shared by Badass Stacia

Twiddling While Breastfeeding

  • For our entire episode on Twiddling on The Badass Breastfeeding Podcast click here

Twiddling is defined by breastfeeders as the thing your baby does with their hand on your non-nursing breast. It’s when they stick their hand in your shirt and play with your nipple; scratch it, twist it, flick it, etc. Sometimes it doesn’t bother a person. With my first son I never noticed. It didn’t bother me. When I became pregnant and for the rest of my breastfeeding and tandem breastfeeding journey it made me feel like pulling my eyelashes out, stabbing myself and running through a wall. Or all of those things at once. I had to stop it. [Read more…]

It’s Totally Normal If Your Baby Breastfeeds Every Hour (Or Even More Frequently Than That!)

By Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

Like many moms, I had a ton of trouble breastfeeding the first time. My baby was super sleepy and wouldn’t wake up to nurse. Once I finally got him to wake up, latching was nearly impossible. Each latch felt like a puzzle I was desperately trying to figure out. I had to pump my milk for a while and feed him with a medicine dropper until we finally got into our groove.

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Timing Your Breastfeeding Feeds

Dianne Cassidy, IBCLC is talking about the subtle art of timing your feeds. This week on The Badass Breastfeeding Mini Podcast you will learn the benefits of feeding on demand, how to do it and what to do about tracking the feedings. You can find all of our episodes at www.badassbreastfeedingpodcast.com.

Breastfeeding and Babywearing!

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder discusses tips and tricks to help you breastfeed in a baby carrier. This will help you become hands-free and mobile all while breastfeeding your baby or toddler!