10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

I didn't know what to expect when I first tried breastfeeding. While in the hospital with my firstborn, my milk took a long time to come in and the lactation consultant advised me to start pumping. Even though she was getting colostrum from pumping and nursing, I was worried that Abby wasn't getting enough to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me

Hair Hair Everywhere

Sunday afternoon my husband and Abby watched a movie in the basement and Oscar took an extra long nap so I was able to get a few chores around the house done. I folded laundry and noticed a lot of long hair. I swept the kitchen and bathroom floors and picked up a lot of … Continue reading Hair Hair Everywhere

Supply and Demand

It's hard to believe, but my little Oscar just turned six months old. He is rolling over, trying to sit up, babbling constantly, chewing on everything, and will soon have three teeth popping through. He loves to eat, so much so that I have been struggling to keep up with his appetite. Up until just … Continue reading Supply and Demand

Working on Weaning

I have slowly been working on weaning with Abby and I think we are almost done.  I wanted to breastfeed for at least a year and this week Abby will be turning 20 months old, so we've really surpassed my hopes and expectations.  Weaning hasn't been something that I have really been looking forward to, … Continue reading Working on Weaning

Bittersweet Breastfeeding

I love nursing my daughter.  Once we got it all figured out it has been our special time together each day. It used to be that she would want to hold my free hand while she nursed.  It was so sweet.  Now she can barely keep still and is often trying to wiggle into odd … Continue reading Bittersweet Breastfeeding

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She’s on a Bottle Strike

The past four days my child has been on a bottle strike at daycare.   She will not drink almost any milk, only drinking about two ounces in three days.  This has been a slight issue for about a month, but not to this extreme. Abby resisted the bottle initially when I began trying to introduce … Continue reading She’s on a Bottle Strike