My Honest Breastfeeding Journey, Part 3: 15 Months of Breastfeeding

See: part one and part two of this series for my full journey. 15 months of breastfeeding. We’re about 7 days away and it feels surreal. From where we started (worried about even being able to breastfeed) to now. If you’ve read through the other parts, you’ll know it hasn’t always been a breeze. We…

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My Honest Breastfeeding Journey, Part 2: The Golden Days and Beyond

In my last post, I spoke about the early days and challenges of breastfeeding. Once we got over those first few weeks, we entered what I truly believe were our golden days of breastfeeding. At this point (I can’t remember exactly when but I’d say around 2-2.5 months) breastfeeding became “easy”. Maggie’s latch was good;…

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My Honest Breastfeeding Journey, Part 1: The Early Days

As I continue to breastfeed a toddler, I felt compelled to write this. I should mention that I have truly loved our breastfeeding journey but it hasn’t been picture perfect from beginning to end (and no end yet). The early stages were not without their challenges and these final stages (as I think they may…

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New Podcast Episode: Expectations vs Reality with a Maternity/NICU Nurse

This is such a good episode guys. As I edited and re-listened, I realized how much amazing wisdom and experience my guest, Kelly, shared with me and you all get to experience that now too! We’re talking about expectations vs reality with postpartum when it comes down to it. Topics that are covered include: The…

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Back to Work and Pumping: How to Prepare and What to Get

I felt very torn about returning to work because of breastfeeding, as I had been basically exclusively breastfeeding (I say basically because M did have formula within the first few days of life due to weight loss and my milk not coming in until day 5) up to 10.5 months when I was scheduled to…

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Mastitis: What to Look For & More

My recent face-to-face encounter with mastitis made me realize – although I have written briefly about in other posts, I’ve never really covered it in-depth. I also wanted to share my story of my experience with mastitis, because it wasn’t exactly what I expected to be like so I thought it might be valuable for…

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Prenatal Vitamins and Folic Acid: What, Why, and When

Prenatal vitamins. I feel like I had one million questions about them pre-pregnancy and in first trimester. What are they? Why are they recommended? What are the differences between available brands? When do I stop and start taking them? If I don’t take one or I forget to take one, what will happen? They make…

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Do Lactation Supplements Really Work?

If you’re a breastfeeding mother (or even if you’re not), you’ve probably either heard, seen, or used a lactation supplement or aid of some sort. Some examples include: lactation cookies, drinks such as teas, herbal supplements and more. But can all these things really help boost milk supply? And are they safe? Lets take a…

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How Much Breastfeeding Has Cost Me: An Honest Account (And No, I Didn’t Have Laser Therapy)

There has been a viral Tiktok video going around of a girl comparing the cost of breastfeeding vs formula feeding. Why do we feel the need to constantly compare the way we feed our babies? Breastfeeding vs formula feeding is a (frankly, stupid and pointless) debate I see constantly online. It’s not a competition –…

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The End of the Mythbusting Breastfeeding Series

Before I finish up this series, I just wanted to point out to those of you who don’t know: Black Breastfeeding Week happens at the end of this month (Aug 25-31) and Native Breastfeeding Week is happening right now (Aug 9-15)- since this is my last post in this series (see Part 1, Part 2,…

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