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Breastfeeding ≠ Bonding

Breastfeeding ≠ Bonding Here you are, sitting in the middle of the night for the umpteenth time, breastfeeding your baby. You hold them close, snuggling their warm wriggling body into yours and wondering “Why the hell am I not bonding? All the books and helpful mommies on the internet said breastfeeding was the way to… Read More Breastfeeding ≠ Bonding

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The Dark Side of Motherhood (When PPD Takes Over)

The Dark Side of Motherhood (When PPD Takes Over) Becoming a parent is hard. It’s a life transition that cannot be truly explained, it needs to be experienced. It affects people differently but it’s still the biggest transition a person experiences in their life, especially a woman. Nothing so fundamentally changes your priorities, interests and… Read More The Dark Side of Motherhood (When PPD Takes Over)

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Weaning – It’s Complicated

Weaning – It’s Complicated There is one other milestone in the breastfeeding journey that produces many different emotions: weaning. Weaning is just as complicated as breastfeeding itself. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends exclusive breastfeeding until at least 6 months of age, followed by combined breastfeeding and complementary foods at least until 12 months… Read More Weaning – It’s Complicated

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Guilt-Free Feeding

Guilt-Free Feeding Shame is not an ingredient in your child’s food Shame and guilt. Two words that should have no place in motherhood, yet they plague every mother at one point or another. One of the earliest feelings of guilt or shame are usually around feeding your child. Mothers who choose to breastfeed but have… Read More Guilt-Free Feeding