Breastfeeding On Only One Side

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! In celebration of breastfeeding, and raising awareness of the importance of breastfeeding support for a variety of situations and challenges, I’ve chosen to address one-sided nursing. Why? Well, a couple of my children had a strong enough breast preference that they nursed exclusively on one side for a couple of years. … Continue reading “Breastfeeding On Only One Side”

What I’ve Learned From 100+ Months of Breastfeeding

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Last summer marked my 100th month of breastfeeding. It’s one of those milestones nobody noticed but me, but I think it’s pretty special. It seems crazy that over the last 12 years, I’ve spent more than one hundred months nursing my offspring: 114 months now, to be exact. My first nursed for … Continue reading “What I’ve Learned From 100+ Months of Breastfeeding”

I Almost Missed A Moment

Yesterday, I lay down to nurse my 15-month-old daughter who I thought should be ready for a nap. (Ha!) As we settled in and got comfortable, she latched on and I reached for my phone to check email and Facebook. But then I stopped. I tucked the phone under a pillow, thinking I could wait … Continue reading “I Almost Missed A Moment”

Why I choose to cross-nurse babies — both my biological child and children I’ve never met

In honor of World Milksharing Week (September 24-30, 2012), I’m happy to share this guest post by Ryan Stanley, a progressive activist, lactation enthusiast, postpartum doula and mama to Jude. As one of four members of The Maternally Yours Collective, Ryan co-hosts a weekly community radio program about pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood. In her downtime, Ryan … Continue reading “Why I choose to cross-nurse babies — both my biological child and children I’ve never met”

Meet Your La Leche League Leaders

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I would like for you to get to know our local La Leche League leaders! These amazing ladies have helped countless women have a better breastfeeding relationship with their babies, overcome challenges and grow as mothers. Meet the women who support breastfeeding moms at every stage of their journey … Continue reading “Meet Your La Leche League Leaders”

Lending Library

”Natural childbirth isn’t when you do nothing to prepare for the birth; on the contrary, it only happens when you do many things to prepare.” ~ Dawn Freeman “I usually claim that pregnant women should not read books about pregnancy and birth. Their time is too precious. They should, rather, watch the moon and sing to their … Continue reading “Lending Library”

Why is Breastfeeding Like a Hot Wing Eating Contest?

I am so very grateful to be able to share this guest post from a wonderful and inspiring woman, Nyssa Retter, who took my classes in her third pregnancy and has inspired me ever since. Please check out her blog which chronicles her journey with IGT (Insufficient Glandular Tissue). Breastfeeding Problems: Why is Breastfeeding Like … Continue reading “Why is Breastfeeding Like a Hot Wing Eating Contest?”

Oversupply Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Yes, I produce way more milk than my single baby could possibly consume. No, I’m not complaining. As my Dutch grandfather, who was known for his frequent use of proverbs, was fond of saying: “Beter mee verlegen dan om verlegen” or roughly “Better too much than not enough.” And when it comes to breastmilk, that’s … Continue reading “Oversupply Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing?”