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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding, nursing bras, pumping, doing it in public — loving it, hating it, or just surviving?! We’re here for you.

4 Unusual nursing positions & when to use them

Crazy nursing positions: in-carrier

We stumbled into this flickr pool of unusual and lovely breastfeeding photos from Mothering Touch Centre, and wanted to share them. After we finished tittering. I also wanted to provide you a public service and let you know when and why you might want (or need!) to use these atypical positions. The following information is […]

15 things to do while you’re pumping

What to do while pumping -- a guide for working moms.

I have heard some crazy stories about where people have pumped: driving down the highway (hooray for hands-free pumping bras!); on an airplane; in a multi-stall bathroom at work surrounded by young 20-somethings who had no freaking idea what you were doing or why, only that it was weird. Ok fine, I was the young […]

Checklist for pumping moms

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Checklist for pumping moms: Pump. Double electric is terrific for daily pumpers; a hand pump might do the trick for occasional pumpers. Know your lifestyle, then choose. Bottles & Flanges. The flange is the funny funnel-shaped thing that goes on your breasts; most allow you to pump milk right into bottles and/or storage bags. Count […]

Whining about weaning, the weight gain

stats on weight gain and calories for breastfeeding

I was kvetching on twitter the other day about how my middle is expanding while my rings are getting loose. What gives? Knowing I recently weaned, Annie from PhD in Parenting shared her brilliantly geektastic assessment of the calories and breastfeeding roller coaster. Though she doesn’t exactly explain why the gut is ample but the […]

I give up, whining about weaning

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There are so many things I want to tell you while they are top-of-mind: how to throw a non-Pinterest-worthy first birthday party without feeling like a huge loser; my thoughts on attending the BlogHer conference; and finishing breastfeeding forever. Since my experience with weaning is a current obsession, I’m going to start there. Breastfeeding goal, […]

Breastfeeding and losing weight?

After a few months of nursing, I frequently found myself wondering how much and what to eat to lose baby weight without compromising my milk supply. I had a hard enough time finding answers that I just gave up on any kind of diet, conceding that I’d hold onto my chub for the good of […]