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Milk! {A Story of Oversupply}

August 7, 2013

This is my third BWF post about breastfeeding. Previously, I wrote about an ad campaign depicting it as sexy and about how my husband supported me through nursing our son; today I’m sharing the things I learned from having an oversupply of milk. I wrote this story in December 2012 and have since birthed our […]

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The Skinny Mom: Does She Think She’s Better Than You?

August 6, 2013

“When my daughter was about a week old I was at the grocery store and a woman asked how old my baby was, I told her one week with a smile. Her response was “well you don’t look like you f***ing had a baby a week ago.” and turned and walked away from me. It […]

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Finally a Diagnosis {Endometriosis: A Series}

August 4, 2013

I got my first period when I was nine years old. I had no idea what was happening to me because no one had explained menstrual cycles to me yet. But why would they?? I was nine, for Pete’s sake!! I had to have my period explained to me by the school nurse because it […]

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The Beginnings of a Beautiful Friendship {Breastfeeding Journey}

August 1, 2013

I wanted so badly to breastfeed. My whole pregnancy that was what I researched most. I took classes and watched videos online- all to prepared to be disappointed. My mother couldn’t breastfeed and neither could hers. I have inverted nipples and would tell myself daily you will not give up- you will give it all […]

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Breastfeeding Week Campaign {Ashley Wright}

August 1, 2013

  Ashley Wright wants young moms to know that breastfeeding a wonderful things. This is what she says about the campaign she started and why these pictures: As much as I had envisioned the photos going viral for breastfeeding, I never thought detractors would arise in which I would need to explain my intent and […]

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Mothering the Mother, Part II: How Postpartum Care Helps Us Love Our Bodies

July 29, 2013

“A safe pregnancy is a human right for every woman regardless of race or income.” – Amnesty International “I have horrible [postpartum] stretch marks that I feel the need to cover and of course my breasts are nowhere near where I would like them to be.” – Courtney, Beauty Revealed Project. So here I am, […]

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Pregnancy After An Eating Disorder

July 8, 2013

I have tried to write this at least a dozen times. It never turns out the way I want. In the beginning I tried to approach it like an informative article, a place people could go to find facts, research and information… but I get caught up in my own experience, and it ends up […]

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Community Support and Breastfeeding {Make a Difference}

July 5, 2013

I would like to start this post with a story. Imagine a mother – a fresh new mother – with a baby just barely 24 hours old. She drives to another city the day after her birth for her first post-birth checkup with her midwife. After leaving the appointment she and her husband decide to […]

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I Came Along, I Wrote A Song For You. {The Birth Story Of Sparrow}

July 4, 2013

We thank Rachel for returning to the BWF blog and sharing her second birth story with us. Her first birth story is here: Hypnobirth Water Birth Story with Gorgeous Pictures So, during my whole pregnancy I refused to tell anyone an official due date, because they mean nothing and everyone pesters you about going late. […]

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Eating is a Family Affair: How to Support a Breastfeeding Mother

June 25, 2013

I had always expected to breastfeed my babies. I was breastfed until I was two (or four, depending on which parent you ask) and it just seemed normal. But I had never considered how important it was to have a partner who supported me in breastfeeding. Like a dreamy adolescent girl who has already chosen […]

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