Telling Mothers the Truth About Breastfeeding

I have listened to mothers weep over how difficult breastfeeding is, or how much they hate it, dread it, want it to end. I have helped mothers get through to the other side of breastfeeding, which usually includes varying amounts of pleasure and love. But I have…

Feed The Baby: When Supplementing Saves Breastfeeding

Most mothers make plenty of milk for their babies — nature designed breastfeeding to be a very hearty system. But by virtue of the work I do, I see my fair share of low milk supply cases (I see the babies who are having issues…

I Just Really Need You to Stay

I wrote about it when he was six, a kindergartener. Now he’s seven-and-a-half, the summer before second grade. And I still lie with him until he falls asleep. I sometimes call him a “live wire.” He is always thinking, lost in thought. His body, too,…

Let Your Body Be The Place of Comfort

Most moms and babies, if given time, good info, and tons of support, can overcome breastfeeding obstacles they might encounter in the first few weeks.  In very rare cases, breastfeeding doesn’t work out despite a mom’s best efforts (reasons may include a medical condition for either mom…

Nursing at 12 Months (and beyond)

For many women, making it to a year of nursing is a milestone. And it is, especially on our world, where there are so many roadblocks to making it past the first week! And even after a mom finds her groove with nursing, making it…

27 Pictures

For (almost) every day in August, I took a picture of myself nursing my baby, and shared it here on my blog, on Facebook, and on Instagram. It was National Breastfeeding Month, and it seemed like something interesting to do.  At first, I did have…

Nursing Photo Day 27 ~ last one / both kids cuddle

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I am posting a daily photo of me and my baby nursing. The more positive images of breastfeeding out there the better! If you have any pictures to share, please post a link to them in the comments of…

Nursing Photos Days 20-26 ~ vacation in the adirondacks

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I am posting a daily photo of me and my baby nursing. The more positive images of breastfeeding out there the better! If you have any pictures to share, please post a link to them in the comments of…

Nursing Photo Day 19 ~ hotel room

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I am posting a daily photo of me and my baby nursing. The more positive images of breastfeeding out there the better! If you have any pictures to share, please post a link to them in the comments of…

Nursing Photo Day 18 ~ at the rest stop, nursing / video gaming

In honor of National Breastfeeding Month, I am posting a daily photo of me and my baby nursing. The more positive images of breastfeeding out there the better! If you have any pictures to share, please post a link to them in the comments of…