Breastfeeding Awareness Month: there’s an app for that

Most of you already know I’m a huge breastfeeding advocate, having nursed our son until he was almost 4 and our daughter until almost 2. I believe that breastfeeding success is largely about SUPPORT so when I discovered an IBCLC that created a helpful breastfeeding app, I had to check it out.

I mean, what else are we doing when we’re up nursing 5 times in the middle of the night? I guess I don’t know about you, but I was on my phone! We’re always on our phones! So

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World Breastfeeding Week 2013: resources, discounts, & giveaways

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!!! August is also Breastfeeding Awareness Month. We all know I’m a breastfeeding supporter and have been nursing my kids for the last 3.5 years… I just wrote a guest post for the Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival on breastfeeding support and I’d love if you checked it out. Writing it made me tear up–it’s all about my beginning struggles after Ryan’s birth and where I found my support and why I think that’s so important.

Full-term breastfeeding aside, the benefits of

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when to stop breastfeeding?

I’ve been thinking about this topic of full-term breastfeeding for awhile and when I was looking up keywords for another post, the phrase “when to stop breastfeeding” popped up and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. When DO you stop breastfeeding? Well, don’t look at me for an answer. My 3-year-old son is still nursing. I like to joke that my 1-year-old daughter, who is little miss independent and pushes off as soon as she’s done nursing, will self-wean before Ryan…

I’m going to start by explaining my original breastfeeding goals…

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