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
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
You guys! What a weekend! My husband and I had a wedding to attend on Saturday, one that I’ve been excited about for a long time. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that my youngest son won’t take a bottle, but I really hoped to leave him home for this one because . . . → Read More: My Wedding Pumping Fiasco
My husband and I got married and had kids a few years ahead of our friends, so as I nurse my second baby, we’re starting to get invites to some fancy, adults-only weddings. I could spend years discussing my thoughts on whether an exclusively breastfed infant “counts” as a child at weddings, but . . . → Read More: Nursing Mamas and Wedding Bells
By Helen Anderson
“On February 19, 2011 The Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) asked healthy lactating mothers to consider donating to a milk bank so that fragile babies will be fed this life-giving and sustaining nutrition.
HMBANA announced that the non-profit milk banks in North America have reached critically . . . → Read More: Giving Of Myself – A Breast Milk Donor’s Story
Eirik In the NICU
By Kelly Richardson
When I was pregnant with my son, Eirik, the question of whether or not to breastfeed never entered into my mind. The answer was always “I am going to breastfeed my child. Period.” Sometimes, life is busy making other plans as you watch yours go . . . → Read More: A Viking Is Born!
Hi Judy, my daughter just turned one and is still breastfeeding — yay! She’s eating solids three times a day, and taking water and a little breastmilk from a sippy cup.
I’m still pumping at work, but I wondered whether I should “pump wean” — I just started a new job, and . . . → Read More: Ask Judy: Should I Wean Myself From Pumping?