From the category archives:

Breastfeeding

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

Try a dream feed and sleep better

October 22, 2011

Whitney passed along this mama tip to me and now I’m telling you; if your baby is starting to skip that 10pm feeding and you want to stretch those sleeping hours to ones that are more convenient, try the dream feed. She says it didn’t work for them, but we used the dream feed technique […]

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Formula and breastfeeding – Help!

September 21, 2011

Please help our anonymous guest poster with your compassion and suggestions! Nursing mom picture via flickr christyscherrer I can only talk about this if I’m wearing two breast pads on each side. My three-week old baby has nursed for more than a cumulative seventy-five hours so far and still has NOT regained his way back […]

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

Breastfeeding resources (notes to self)

September 9, 2011

I scheduled this post before my baby arrived. If you are reading this while nursing, rest assured that I am also either unsnapping my nursing bra or just snapping it back up. Or maybe feeling too lazy to bother clicking it back in place. As such, I’ve collected the combined wisdom of many rookie moms […]

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Activity #308: Hit the casino with a bambino

June 29, 2011

When we have new babies in our lives, it’s easy to go into a self-imposed exile or quarantine, reading only sleep habits books and looking only at the baby. Of course, Whitney and I think that mama needs to leave the house and thus this site was born. I read the story of how Vicky […]

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

Make a terry pad for your pump parts

April 7, 2011

Marketing Mommy is a blogger in the Chicago area who has two kids born pretty darn close to mine. And we both had a victorious VBAC with #2, and, we are both in marketing, so we were like, totally best friends, even before we ever really had a conversation. She works full time, so pumping […]

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Dear Rookie Moms: How to introduce formula

December 14, 2010

My friend Deborah, who works full time in the San Francisco area, was ready to kiss her pumping days bye bye. As a dutiful pumper, she had amassed a tremendous supply of breast milk in her freezer and had not yet spent her hard-earned money on formula. She asked how to introduce it to her […]

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

Breastfeeding resources for rookies

September 6, 2010

Annie (@phdinparenting) compiled an extremely helpful list of go-to references for nursing moms and moms-to-be. She has been blogging about the art and science of parenting at the PhD in Parenting Blog since May 2008. Nursing mom picture via flickr christyscherrer Here are Annie’s top six resources: Kellymom: Kellymom is the one of the most […]

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Flashback Friday: A look at August

September 3, 2010

First, some real nostalgia. I looked back in our archives and saw what we published on this same day in 2006: Spend a week in Hampstead (London, baby!) The mom who wrote up this one week itinerary for baby-friendly London now lives in our fair city of Berkeley, California, and the baby she was writing […]

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

5 sexy nursing bras

August 16, 2010

We asked our friend Kristen Chase, aka The Mominatrix, to help us help new moms upgrade to at least one nursing bra that doesn’t look like it belongs to my grandmother. The first few months of motherhood are far from sexy – that is unless you find leaky boobs, gigantic maxi pads, and under eye […]

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Whip ‘em out

August 8, 2010

I thought this pro-breastfeeding video from the folks at TheBump.com was really cute. In fact, I wish it were a little longer, and you don’t often think that about a PSA. Good job, celeb moms!

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

Erin’s Two Very Rookie Summers

July 30, 2010

Time for the fifth edition of our Very Rookie Summer series. Erin Goettsch shares two different days from her life as mom including her lessons learned the hard way taking a baby swimming. Baby Nathan taught his mama how to treat a baby at the pool; baby Anneliese benefited. Read more from Erin at her […]

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Leggings that postpartum women will want to make out with

July 27, 2010

Summer in San Francisco means bundling up in a sweater and cursing that “this is supposed to be July!”  The dresses hanging in my closet might feel neglected, except that I have come to learn that instead of wishing it was warm enough to go bare-legged, I need to move on with my life and […]

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