The newborn phase is the make it or break it phase of breastfeeding. It is also the most difficult. You have a small time window to figure out how to breastfeed because your milk supply and ability to support your baby exclusively depends on it. It’s a race between the breast and the bottle.
Breastfeeding is both time-consuming and stressful for most moms. The last thing we want to think about is what we will be eating. The problem with that is that in those moments we tend to grab for fast foods that are quickly accessible and tasty, although unhealthy. Store bought freezer meals, chips, candy bars, cookies,
The inspiration for this post stems from my own personal breastfeeding experience through which I realized that breastfeeding was much more difficult than I thought it would be. When I was asked if I would be breastfeeding, my first reply was, “Of course!”. I mean I had heard about how important it was, but, honestly,
When I started exclusively breastfeeding, it was hard to stay committed. My baby was always crying at the breast, I didn’t know if she was full, and I didn’t know if she was gaining enough weight. Did I have enough milk? My nipples, my back, and my butt hurt! Worst of all, I was locked
Breastfeeding might be natural, but it still requires a whole lot of effort. Both mom and baby are learning how to work together to get to that comfortable endpoint of confident nursing. Still, the journey is quite overwhelming. Breastfeeding is one of those things that is mostly self-taught. Sure lactation consultants helped me a lot,
So if you have ever breastfed, you will know that it can be extremely time-consuming, especially in the first few weeks. However, if you want to produce milk you have to eat. That is why snacking is probably one of your main sources of food for a good while, unless you have a frozen meal
Obesity has been on the rise and a lot goes into what actually puts anyone at risk. Although genes are an important factor, nurture is no less of an important facet of obesity. You as a mom have an enormous influence on whether or not your baby will be at risk for obesity later on
The moment my baby refused to nurse was devastating to me. I just balled watching my baby girl feeding on a bottle. Call me crazy, but having her choose another nipple over mine was hard to swallow. I had no idea what had happened to my pro nurser who just earlier looked forward to breastfeeding.
I looked forward to breastfeeding when I was pregnant. Of course, I wanted to provide the best nourishment for my little one. I never realized that breastfeeding would end up being one of the most difficult commitments I’ve ever had! One of the biggest reasons for this difficulty was the fact that my baby girl
So currently, my milk stash is at 552.6 oz to the dot. I actually ended up saving up almost 800 oz of pumped breast milk before I decided to wean off of the pump, and I donated the extras to a mommy in need. But I have had so much that I needed to buy