How to Unclog Nipple Pores

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I can’t believe I just typed that title. But yes, as a mother who has breastfed three babies, I shouldn’t be surprised. Dignity is just about the last thing that I should expect anymore, with children. When you are breastfeeding, your lady parts take on a life of their own. They do so many things … Read more

Breastfeeding and Jury Duty: What You Need to Know

Breastfeeding and Jury Duty

You’re a new mom, and wanting to give your baby the best, you breastfeed. Of course it isn’t easy. You’re on call around the clock. Because that’s what moms do best. But then it happens, you receive a summons for jury duty. First, you may think, will the judge excuse me? Then, you consider it … Read more

Giving Up on Breastfeeding: Should I?

Giving Up on Breastfeeding

Are you thinking about giving up on breastfeeding? First thing I gotta tell you Mama, is that if you searched that term like several thousand people do every month, don’t feel ashamed. Breastfeeding your infant is a very personal choice. But the way our society is set up, women are criticized for all of their … Read more

Coping with a Nursing Strike

Coping with a Nursing Strike

As moms, we’ve all been there. Out of the blue (as we thought) our baby suddenly refuses to nurse. He or she is on strike, but not in the traditional sense of the word. While your baby may be refusing to nurse, this could be a sign of some other factors. Your baby needs to … Read more

Is castor oil safe while breastfeeding?

Castor oil? That’s a product I haven’t heard much about in a long time. When I think of castor oil, I think of old timey movies, where a child is made to swallow a spoonful of a dark and mysterious liquid for reasons only known to the mother. But is it safe for pregnant and/or … Read more

When should I buy a breastpump?

When you are pregnant for the first time, there are TONS of questions. So much of what happens to your body while pregnant and after you give birth is automatic and instinctual. There’s almost no way to adequately describe with words how things feel. But some things (like when to buy a breastpump) are questions … Read more

Preparation H while Breastfeeding: The Joys of Motherhood

preparation H while breastfeeding

When I was pregnant, few things crossed my mind other than baby and looking forward to the years ahead. In the meantime, I knew my body was changing. We can feel it. But there were some things that I didn’t think to prepare for after pregnancy. Sure, my body changed. Things were different. Getting my … Read more

100 Breastfeeding Tips for First-Time Mothers

breastfeeding tips

There’s so much to know about breastfeeding! But don’t stress. I know you feel like you are flying in the dark. Or that your body is a stranger to you, doing things to you that you don’t understand. In this post, we’ve assembled 100 of the best tips out there about breastfeeding, to help guide … Read more

Nursing an Adopted Baby: Possible?

nursing an adopted baby

Considering adopting a baby? Or having a baby via surrogacy? Everyone says that “breast is best.” You might be wondering if nursing an baby that you didn’t give birth to is even possible. Is it? How? Theoretically, the answer is yes, you CAN nurse an adopted baby The research says that it is possible to … Read more