Breastfeeding

D-MER {No, You Are Not Crazy}

March 27, 2013

We all hear about the joys of breastfeeding. The bonding, the flow of love hormones, and the feeling of accomplishment that often comes to mothers upon reaching goals. Breastfeeding can be tough the first weeks of your baby’s life (or longer), but after that it is smooth sailing right? This promise of positive emotional connections […]

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This is Breastfeeding

February 25, 2013

Lilla Ban sent me this picture to share. I was taken back when I saw it. Not just because it’s gorgeous…a sweet baby, the lighting and breastfeeding, but because it perfectly captures those first few weeks of nursing. The boppy pillow, working on the latch, the way mom is holding her breast and the milk […]

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A Fast Hospital Birth with a Doula and Nurse

February 12, 2013

I am a military wife who had high expectations for my second labor and delivery after a not-so-great experience of an induction (selfishly chosen) with my first baby at 40 weeks. I chose to be induced the first time on my EDD so that my husband could be there for it, as he was leaving […]

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Birth Without … Me! {A Story of Adoption and Supplemental Nursing}

February 4, 2013

I had NO water breaking, NO contractions, NO C-section, NO vaginal delivery, absolutely NO pain whatsoever; and yet there had been a birth. My daughter was born and needed a tube-feeding right away. Only it’s not what you think. It wasn’t for medical reasons. She was perfectly healthy. My baby and I were meeting each […]

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Breastfeeding in the Wilderness: Portraits and a Story

January 9, 2013

We are thrilled to share this breastfeeding story and series of portraits, sent in by Rebecca. She writes, “Recently we had our family portraits done and I requested some breastfeeding portraits with my sweet baby. I love how they turned out and thought I would share them with you. Breastfeeding for me was a nightmare. […]

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Sojourning Earthside: Breastfeeding and Bonding

December 16, 2012

Julie Sadler of Sojourners Photography in Roanoake, VA shares these beautiful pictures of her family welcoming their newest member, Jude. Julie writes, “I love the encouragement and support shared on your FB page/blog for women and all of the choices we make in caring for our bodies as well as our babies. For me, photos that evoke […]

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Powerful Labor, Gentle Cesarean, Breastfed on Operating Table

November 28, 2012

On Tuesday Sept. 25th, after two weeks of prodromal labor, I awoke just before 6 am with my bleeding and cramping. At that point, my surges became much more intense and more regular. I called the birth center, and my midwife Cathy G. was thrilled for me and told me to check in when things […]

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Moi aussi, j’aillaite: Can a Nursing Mom Be Sexy?

November 13, 2012

Earlier this fall, a public health campaign in Québec, Canada, ruffled feathers all over… well, all over Québec, Canada. The 15-second ad aired on public TV during prime-time viewing hours, invoking public outrage on social networks and in the media. A good friend of mine wrote a letter to the government agency responsible, elaborating her grievances: “In […]

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Breastfeeding Goddess Mama of Twins

November 9, 2012

I was presently surprised when I received an email from Tatum with Tatum Kathleen Photography. I’ve seen and shared her work in the past. She took the time to emaill me knowing I’m no longer on FB. She thought I’d appreciate a photo she just took and she was right! “This couple had their first birth, […]

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Fierce Breastfeeding Mother {A Self Portrait}

November 8, 2012

“A picture I took of myself breastfeeding my 3rd baby girl before heading to a face painting gig. I felt fierce. Hehe. It has taken me a while, but I’m unapologetic when it comes to doing what’s right for my kids! It feels so wonderful to finally have arrived.” ~Cati

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