Before my son was born, I set a goal to breastfeed for at least six months. I always said wanted to set a realistic goal for myself considering my overachieving personality. But, looking back, I think I just plucked that number out of thin air. I simply did not know how long a child should … Continue reading Still Going
My son started getting really fussy around five weeks old. He generally did not cry that much up until this time. He also struggled to sleep or stay asleep. I rocked him, held him, nursed him, but these activities only appeased him for so long. One tired and overwhelmed afternoon, I decided to climb onto … Continue reading Cow’s Milk Protein Intolerance
Breastfeeding has many health benefits for the mother as well as for the child. In the beginning, I sought out information about the health benefits to my child. I was surprised to learn that the decision to breastfeed also impacts my health for years to come. Mothers who breastfeed actively engage their endocrine system to … Continue reading Why Breastfeed? Continued…
I believe in the power of education and strive to make well thought out and informed decisions. Sometimes I'm successful, and sometimes I'm not - and sometimes I drive my husband a little crazy when I do things like take two weeks to research the best toaster oven or enlist him to help purge our … Continue reading Why Breastfeed?
"Life is a journey, not a destination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I did not know much about breastfeeding when I started my journey as a new mother. I never gave breastfeeding much thought until I was a few months pregnant. Based on a book list recommendation, while pregnant I read “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding” … Continue reading The Journey Begins