The big day is finally here: my half-marathon takes place this Sunday! I’m excited to announce my main problems this week are worrying about getting to the start line (most of the roads leading to/from my house are along the marathon route and will be closed) and…what the heck to do about my . . . → Read More: Race Day Lactation Logistics
About a month ago, I sat down to pump and got less than one ounce of milk. I thought it was strange, since it’d been hours since my son nursed, but I’d had a stressful day and assumed my body was just fed up. I had about two ounces in the freezer, so . . . → Read More: My Breasts vs the Machine
My baby turns one in a few weeks. I have no intention of stopping nursing–I hope he nurses for at least another year! But…I can’t wait to stop pumping for him while I work. I don’t work very much, about 10 hours per week, and he’s doing pretty well on solid foods. Heck, . . . → Read More: Stopping Pumping at the First Birthday
So many new mothers face the tough reality of finding alternate care for their babies while they return to paid work. Our country’s lack of paid parental leave leads to very brief maternity leave for mothers and, often, challenges with breastfeeding.
Alexis Dow Campbell and baby Rosemary hard at work with the . . . → Read More: Take Your Baby to Work…Every Day?
Breastfeeding while mama is ill is one thing. Oh, I’ve been there, so ill I’ve had to have my husband bring me the baby to nurse and then take him away again because I couldn’t stand up.
But what if mama is so ill or injured, she requires a hospital stay? What can . . . → Read More: Breastfeeding While Mama is Hospitalized
If you’ve been following along, you know I was summoned to jury duty and I was super excited about the prospect of spending one day alone in a chair with a book. And eating lunch for 90 minutes! By myself.
I will say, as the day grew closer, I became less excited and . . . → Read More: Jury Duty Wrap-Up
The other day, I had a string of meetings an appointments away from home. The last time this happened, I tried pumping in my car since I couldn’t think of another solution. This time, the particular part of town I visited was much too urban for car-pumping to feel comfortable. I couldn’t imagine . . . → Read More: I Can Pump With a Little Help from My Friends