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Happy Wean-iversary to Cooper!

Cooper, at 2 months, doing his favorite thing in the world at the time.

It’s hard to believe that about one year ago, right around this time, Cooper finally weaned. I say finally, only because he was over two and half years old, but not because I particularly wanted him to wean. As with my other two children, the experience was bittersweet. Breastfeeding for me was a wonderful and easy way to comfort my babies and bond with them. When it ended it was liberating in a way, but a symbolic moment of “growing up” for my children and a reminder to me that I will not always be the center of their universes. We are raising them with the hopes that they will one day leave the safety of the home nest and soar off to a successful and happy life, complete with their own nests.

I always knew I would nurse my children, from the time I was very young and Read More

That one day that I was at IKEA and saw hundreds of breastfeeding mothers.

Dear Hands-Free Breastfeeding Mom that I saw in IKEA,Breastfeeding awareness month.Thirsties

You might have noticed me staring at you. It wasn’t because I was appalled that you were feeding your baby while walking around the living room showroom. It wasn’t because I thought that what you were doing was inappropriate either. It was because of one thing and one thing only: I admire your ability to breastfeed your child without having to use your hands. You see, I would love nothing more than to do a little handsfree breastfeeding the next time I breastfeed a child. I just can’t seem to get the knack of it though. 

You could say that I’m blessed (or cursed, depends on who you’re asking) with a large bosom, and the British rock band, Cornershop, did say that everyone needs a bosom for a pillow, but it makes it exceedingly difficult to mimic your handsfree skills while Read More

I Can Do 100 Things While Breastfeeding

I remember the slow process of getting comfortable with breastfeeding my first daughter. First, she had to perfect her latching technique and I had to perfect my own techniques: holding, situating and getting comfortable for the long haul.  Nursing a newborn is not immediately easy. You are taking the world’s smallest mouth and trying to insert into it, the world’s largest breast.  Tricky for both parties involved.  Needless to say, we both got the hang of it after a few weeks.

By the time I had my second daughter, I had no choice but to do other things while breastfeeding her–namely, things that involved our first daughter who was two and a half at the time.  Gone were the days of sitting peacefully in the nursing chair with my feet up and doing nothing more than gazing down at the silky head of my newborn.  I soon became an expert Read More