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The Day My Baby Quit Nursing

Two days before my baby’s first birthday, he abruptly quit nursing. It was 3:00 on a Saturday and I had been bitten (yes, there) one too many times that day. I gently but sternly said, “no” as I had many times before. This time though, he got so upset he refused to nurse. Oh well, […]

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Breastfeeding a Skinny Baby

I am happy to say that I made it one whole year exclusively breastfeeding my daughter, but that year certainly wasn’t without struggles. We persevered through an oversupply, mastitis (twice), nipple shields, a non-breastfeeding friendly pediatrician, acid reflux, misdiagnosed (and wrongly medicated) colic, tongue and lip ties, and slow weight gain!  Since my daughter started […]

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It’s Okay to Hate Breastfeeding

It’s Okay to Hate Breastfeeding When I was pregnant with my son, I was incredibly naïve about breastfeeding. As a pediatric nurse, I knew the benefits of breastfeeding, but I had also had enough friends have various issues to know that it wouldn’t work for everyone. I thought I was so prepared thinking I would […]

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