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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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No One Told Me THIS Could Cause Mastitis

When it comes to breastfeeding, there’s a lot of information thrown at you. Techniques, tips, rules, cautions, support, judgment, you name it. It’s a flurry of emotions. This complete overload of information and anxiety meant that, when my breastfeeding journey came to an end, I wasn’t prepared for the one thing they didn’t tell me about—mastitis. […]

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OKC Guide to Breastfeeding Support Groups

Breastfeeding may be the most natural thing in the world, but it is definitely not the easiest for many moms! I remember when I brought my first home from the hospital, determined and confident in my ability to feed her! We faced so many obstacles, and I remember tearfully telling my husband I needed help- […]

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