Three Things You Should Know About Nursing A Toddler

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It’s breastfeeding awareness week. And I would like to make you aware of the fact that not all nursing relationships end by the child’s first birthday.  None of mine did, anyway. I nursed Olivia until she was over two years old.  Twenty-six months, I do believe. I nursed her all through my pregnancy with Benjamin, […]

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Three Things You Should Know About Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer

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When my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, I did a little research.  Some of that research was to see what the probability was of myself also getting the disease later in life.  Three things I learned surprised me, but also comforted me. You can reduce your risk of breast cancer by breastfeeding, no matter […]

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Bebe Gloton: The Breastfeeding Baby Doll

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When I first heard that there was a breastfeeding baby doll, the thought that went through my head was, “Finally!” I was tired of confusing my daughter with dolls that came with plastic bottles when she never actually witnessed me using plastic bottles on any of my own babies.* I loved the thought of promoting […]

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A Nursing Story Ends: My Benjamin

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My Benjamin craves human touch.  He will not be fooled or satisfied with any alternatives.  When he is upset, his little hand shoots out and up, searching for my neck.  When he finds it, his whole body relaxes.  His hand remains on my warm skin, feeling my pulse, until he is finally relaxed enough for […]

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Reducing the Cost of Birth and Babies: Part Two – Babies

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In Part One, I introduced a few ideas on how to reduce the cost of a birthing experience.  Now I’d like to share what I know about how to actually afford to bring the baby home. The main way to save money in this area is to change your frame of mind when it comes […]

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Night-Weaning: Attempt #2; Night #2

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We’ve been through the night-weaning a lot lately. It was working well the first time; he was sleeping until 3 a.m.! But then he got sick. And couldn’t breathe. And wasn’t eating well. And I just couldn’t refuse. He’s better now. Teething, but that’s not going to stop anytime soon. So after we got back […]

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Breastfeeding Hero

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This has been forwarded to me no less than five times by five different people today alone.  If you are in any kind of breastfeeding circle, you’ve most likely already seen it.  If not, it is definitely worth viewing, so I figured it was worth a post. Click here to see a video of a […]

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Vaccination Lessons: The Pc Vaccine. And Breastfeeding. Because I Like To Combine.

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The Pc vaccine protects a child against pneumococcal (Pc) disease, which ranges from mild cold symptoms and ear infections to severe pneumonia, bloodstream infections, and meningitis. The Pc vaccine is recommended by the AAP at 2, 4, 6, and 15 months. The vaccine came out in 2001. Pc is common – in the cold symptom […]

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If You Have Ever Nursed, You Will Pee Your Pants After Reading This

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(Click for a bigger version.) Thanks, Ashley, for adding to my incontinence problems.

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Last Day of Dursing: Part Two

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Yeah, I know. Preach it to me. Part One was almost two weeks ago. But in my defense, I hardly have reason to believe you’ve been on the edge of your seats waiting for the oh-so-exciting conclusion. And then I had a crazy weekend. And then my Internet broke. Well, scoot yourself back into a […]

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