Lately, I’ve been talking with a lot of new moms about getting the hang of nursing in public. I remember how challenging that was, when I had my first son. In addition to feeling totally vulnerable about everything in the world, you’re out in public with a crying, hungry baby. In my case, . . . → Read More: Nursing in Public: Utilize Pack Mentality
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 has always been a lousy sleeper, but lately he’s been waking up every 45 minutes. All night long. My husband and I are basically zombies.
Look at this dimpled baby! He’s getting just what he needs. Now, I just need to remember that!
On one of these horrible nights, my . . . → Read More: Trusting My Body
A local news station began working on a story about health insurance plans covering breast pumps for nursing mothers. Recently, there’s been some national discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its provisions for lactation supplies–the bill doesn’t specify what type of pump the insurance plans should provide.
I had no idea this was an . . . → Read More: Nursing On the News!
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
After I wrote about my jury duty summons last week, we saw a lot of comments on our Facebook page from moms with the opposite emotion regarding their summons. One commenter out in cyberspace actually thinks I’m crazy for looking forward to jury duty. Who knows? I might have misguided expectations.
I just . . . → Read More: Jury Duty: Exemption For Nursing Moms?