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The 5 Phases of Breastfeeding {in gifs}

I had so much fun with my 5 Phases of Cloth Diapering post that I decided I had to do it again, this time for breastfeeding!  These phases are more closely based on my own breastfeeding experience and while everyone may not find it matches perfectly I think most moms who are or have breastfed […]

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A Robot T-Rex is WAY Cooler Than Boobs {Our Weaning Story}

We lasted 2 years, 11 months, and 21 days.  The end came so fast that I didn’t see it even though I started the ball rolling.  And I swear on my life that I never intended to “bribe” my son into weaning but that is kind of how it happened, as the story will tell. […]

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Breastfeeding Revolution: Join the Virtual Breastfeeding Summit

Recently I had the chance to be involved in a virtual breastfeeding summit started by Christine Miskinis, a healthy-mama expert, that brings together 21 Mama and Baby experts to talk frankly about breastfeeding on video.  Breastfeeding Revolution: Discover the Secrets to the art of Blissful Breastfeeding is a way to sit down “face to face” with […]

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What it’s really like to breastfeed after 2.5 years

Being that World Breastfeeding Week (Aug 1-7) is nearly finished and I’ve yet to post about the topic I thought it would be fitting to post an update on our breastfeeding journey.     I never set out to breastfeed this long or wanted to be a poster child for “extended nursing.”  I have often […]

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Locals: Support LLL of Tampa and the Breastfeeding is Normal Exhibit by Shopping at Whole Foods

As a regular reader you might know that not only do I love and support breastfeeding, but I also live in Tampa.  While I don’t normally post “local” news and events I did want to take the time to publicize the Breastfeeding is Normal project being put on by LLL (La Leche League of the […]

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Weaning or Potty Training? Which would come first?

and I didn’t have answers to either one of those questions.  With my first son the weaning came first because I was pregnant again and gently led him to that decision over the span of a few months because the pain was increasing.  Since he weaned fairly early at 18 months I never considered I […]

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Oops! I forgot to wean my 2 year old.

Everett’s 2nd birthday came and went and our nursing relationship has remained the same.  He is still nursing and I am still letting him.  To be honest I didn’t have plans to wean him at any certain age but it was my goal to make it to 2 with him.  I wouldn’t have kept him […]

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Nursing into Toddlerhood and Beyond…

About a year ago I was visiting a friend of mine.  She was nursing her toddler who was not even two years old at the time.  I had my not yet one year old with me who was also nursing.  I remember trying to “be cool” while she nursed this giant looking child.  ”I’m a […]

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Why you need to know how to hand express when breastfeeding

Just because there are many fabulous pumps on the market, both manual and automatic, there are still plenty of reasons that every nursing mother should learn to manually express their own breastmilk by hand. -Just in case you run out of coffee creamer and are also out of milk.  I find 4 squirts for a […]

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Want a Baby To Sleep Through The Night? Never Go To Bed.

After almost 4 years of parenting I have discovered the secret to getting a baby to sleep through the night: never go to bed yourself! The longer I stay awake in anticipation of my son waking for the first time, usually between 11 PM and 12:30 AM, the longer he waits. If he hasn’t woken […]

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