Toddlers & Breastfeeding

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If you're reading this post hoping for something controversial related to breastfeeding toddlers (like this Time Magazine cover) you're in the wrong place, sorry! Jackson weaned himself at around 13 months. At that point, he was only nursing once a day in the morning so it was a gradual process and wasn't a struggle for either of us. When Sidney came along 9 months later, I was curious if he Continue Reading

Project 10: Making some progress!

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Before I get started, please accept my apologies for skipping last week. I thought about you guys, I really did. Life got in the way and I spent all week preparing for my In-Law's 40th anniversary party we hosted last weekend. I am feeling much better than my last Project 10 post and am VERY thankful for the ladies in Project 10 for their support, in addition to my trusty iPhone & the "My Continue Reading

“What to Expect” as a New Mom {Giveaway}

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I have a few friends who are pregnant with their first babies (Hi Elena & Jen!) and I am so excited for them. However, at the same time I remember the uncertainty of being a new Mom and all the questions that come with parenthood. During my pregnancy with Jackson and after he was born, I turned to resources such as Twitter, the What To Expect book series/forums  and a local New Moms Group (I Continue Reading

Breastfeeding in Public Brings out the Idiots

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I don’t get worked up very often, but reading the comments on this article on ABC News about mothers who staged a “nurse-in” at Targets across the country made my blood boil. The gist of it is a Target customer was asked to feed her baby in a fitting room when she was breastfeeding out in the open. Target never issued an apology or addressed the issue, so breastfeeding mothers across the Continue Reading

Rhode Island is First to Say No to Formula Samples

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My small state of Rhode Island was all over the news and social media world today. Facebook and Twitter feeds were filled with people talking about the news that Rhode Island would be the first state in the country to ban hospitals from giving away formula samples when a mother and baby go home. I never got a bag of formula samples either time I had my kids at Providence’s Women & Infants Continue Reading

Newborn Must Haves: the Second Time Around

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I don’t claim to know everything about newborn babies or breastfeeding (despite what my Mom believes) but I do know what has worked for me with my two kids. For Me: My #1 favorite item to surviving the newborn phase is my iPhone. I use it while nursing in the middle of the night to tweet my other #zombiemoms friends. I have the White Noise app to help Sidney & I sleep better,.When Continue Reading

My Daughter’s Birth Story

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It’s been 12 days since my sweet daughter was born and I am just now getting to sit at the computer and write down the story of her birth. Sorry it's so lengthy, but this is my baby book and I don't want to forget anything. Having a planned cesarean section is much different than my first experience of going into labor and then having an emergency c-section. I decided early on in this pregnancy Continue Reading

Another chapter closed: breastfeeding

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Growing up, my Mom always referred to changes in life as closing a chapter or beginning a new one. Graduation from high school, moving off to college, relocating to New England by myself are all chapters in my book. Two weeks ago, another chapter in my life closed: breastfeeding. The last 13 months have flown by. Although my son's birth wasn't ideal, I was fortunate to have the best possible Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Moms Can’t Run on Dunkin

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I've never really considered myself a "lactivist."  I honestly don't care what a Mom feeds her baby, as long as she is feeding him or her. You could say I am Pro-Baby Feeder.  I've been fortunate enough that breastfeeding was easy for Jackson & me, who knows- maybe that was God's way of making up for his birth, regardless I'm pleased that we have made it this far. I was formula fed as a baby Continue Reading