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Guest Post ~ All Done (with Breastfeeding)

Guest Post ~ All Done (with Breastfeeding)

This is a guest post by Sarah of Midwife 101. She shares her experience of weaning her daughter and some wisdom on breastfeeding in general. Thanks so much, Sarah! As of four nights ago, Evelyn and I have stopped nursing. It was coming slowly over the last month as I watched my supply tank and her interest … Continue reading

Relaxing about Toddler Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Relaxing about Toddler Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Routines are very beneficial, and often necessary, for babies and young children. When they know what to expect, they comply much more often, even when it’s something they may not enjoy. This is especially true of sleep. Their need for sleep will always be there, but the time, duration, and the way they actually go to … Continue reading

What Do You Think? Formula

What Do You Think? Formula

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I had quite a few decisions to make. I really had no idea what I was doing, and these were pre-internet days (!), so you’ve got to know I was really doing things on my own! I was out of my element while walking down the aisles at Babies R Us; most of … Continue reading

A Lavender *Giveaway* (and a Weaning Update)

A Lavender *Giveaway* (and a Weaning Update)

As many of you know, I was still breastfeeding our two year-old son, Samuel, up until a few days ago. Weaning is going pretty well. He accepted the change without much fight, but some moments have been smoother than others. ;) Naptime is harder than bedtime because he isn’t as tired during the day but he went to bed last night without … Continue reading

Weaning Samuel (the Real Deal) :(

Weaning Samuel (the Real Deal) :(

It’s strange to me that I posted about starting to wean Samuel just 3 weeks ago, a post about extended breastfeeding this week, and yet I am now no longer breastfeeding. :( The breast infection I have been fighting is clearing up, but my nipple which had/has a cut on it (which is what caused the infection to … Continue reading

What Do You Think? Extended Breastfeeding

What Do You Think? Extended Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is accepted and encouraged for newborn babies. It’s something that you can find lots of support for at the beginning. There are even special lactation consultants to help at most hospitals. When the baby is a few months old, people generally assume you still are, because that’s normal and good for their health. You will likely be questioned in a positive … Continue reading

Weaning Samuel (the End of On-Demand Feedings)

Weaning Samuel (the End of On-Demand Feedings)

I’ve been breastfeeding Samuel for the past twenty-four (almost twenty-five) months. It has been a challenging and sweet situation, with lots of ups and downs. I was ready to start weaning when he was one and a half but it was quite clear that he was not, so we didn’t. I’ve always followed an “on demand” feeding … Continue reading

Guest Post ~ Forcing the Bloom’s Breastfeeding Journey

This is a guest post from Adrienne of Forcing the Bloom. She has found breastfeeding to be a challenging, beautiful, and rewarding experience. She found extra support she needed from La Leche meetings and now invites others as well. Thank you so much, Adrienne! What Breastfeeding Means to Me… I was surprised to discover that breastfeeding isn’t as … Continue reading