Breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally, and that’s A-OK. Here’s how to stick with it when the going gets tough.
Motherhood comes with a great many fears. It’s par for the course, as they say. You worry you won’t be able to give your baby everything she needs … or you fret about being a “good” parent. As natural and instinctive … Continue reading →
Give baby the closest thing to nursing when mom is away.
As much as any mama loves an excuse to cuddle with her baby, it’s not always feasible for mom to be there ‘round the clock, ready to nurse. Whether you’re heading back to work, your partner wants to take a … Continue reading →
Learn about the obstacles of nursing in advance, so you’re prepared to navigate them when hunger strikes.
“Are you going to breastfeed?” This was consistently the second or third question friends, family and strangers would ask in our conversations about my impending bundle of joy. My response was equally common: “I’m going to try! We’ll see how … Continue reading →
Between the airline check-in desk and baggage claim, there aren’t many options for moms in need of a place to pump or nurse. Find out how to navigate common airport obstacles, so you can confidently provide for your babe.
If you’re a mom who travels often (whether for business trips or family vacations), you likely have at least one memorable tale of nursing or pumping in an airport. From cramming into a tiny bathroom stall to futilely trying not … Continue reading →
Pregnant women and new mothers sometimes feel like magnets for unsolicited advice. A trip to the grocery store or a walk to the mailbox can turn into a lesson in feeding, diapering or the all-sacred infant sleep schedule. Since every … Continue reading →
If you plan on nursing your newbie, you can do a lot to prepare your body and mind for the work ahead—and we aren’t just talking about mastering a perfect latch. Here’s what you really need to know before you start exploring the milky way.
Before my baby was born, I read stacks of articles about breastfeeding. I figured I was prepared for sore nipples, swollen breasts and anything else nursing threw my way—but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Some of the surprises in store were … Continue reading →
Don’t let late-night feedings, aching bosoms and trouble latching turn you to the bottle. Here’s how to keep going even when the going gets tough.
My sister-in-law, who nursed all six of her children, never told anyone to give up on breastfeeding … until I came along. Even with all her coaching and encouragement, I was so emotional and stressed that she said, “You know, … Continue reading →
Your nursing journey might include a few stalls and detours, but this handy guide can help you find your way toward a happy and healthy breastfeeding experience.
It’s seldom easy, sometimes challenging and almost always worth it in the end. If you’re trying to breastfeed your babe and struggling to find your footing on this new path, know you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, and we’ve … Continue reading →
Confession: I’m not a modest person. I’ve been known to sunbathe topless in my (privacy fenced) backyard, and in college I spent many a weekend night dancing at a local club clad in only a leopard-print bra because I thought … Continue reading →