Bye Bye, Binky

I didn't offer Abby a pacifier until she was six months old and her breastfeeding was well established, as recommended by her pediatrician and my lactation specialist. Prior to that, she would sometimes suck on her thumb, but it wasn't something that she did often. I tried five or six different brands and styles of … Continue reading Bye Bye, Binky

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Separation Anxiety

I walk in the door and sit her car seat on the rug.  Immediately, Abby looks up at me and gives me a look like I have betrayed her. Her eyes well up with tears and her bottom lip sticks out.  I get down and my knees and tell her to be a good girl … Continue reading Separation Anxiety