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My Love/Hate for Breast Pumps: Philosophical (and Practical) Musings on Pumping

For the first time in my mothering life, I’m heading back to work full time. Declan is 2.5 months old and while I’m excited to return to work I enjoy, I’m also sad that we have to be apart (I will save my rant about the deplorable state of maternity/paternity…

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Your Baby is NOT a “Bad” Sleeper: Common Sense Thinking About Infant Sleep

Let me let you in on an important secret that society doesn’t seem to want us to know about sleep.  Babies wake up.  Sometimes a lot.  Older babies wake up too.  So do toddlers.  Even school aged kids wake up.  And you know what?  Adults often wake in the night…

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Why I Nurse In Public

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, another post about breastfeeding! When I was pregnant with Callum and first researching breastfeeding, I wasn’t sure how I felt about nursing in public (NIP).  You see, once upon a time I, too, thought nursing in public was a bit…odd.  What did I know?…

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Breastfeeding – Right or Privilege? How American Society Causes Inequalities in Breastfeeding…And How We Can Do Better

The fabulous Best for Babes recently released their 2011 State of Breastfeeding in the US report.  Best for Babes focuses on breastfeeding education and support, particularly in helping women to recognize and overcome “booby traps” that often impede successful breastfeeding relationships.  According to their statistics (taken I believe from the…

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Life in the Fourth Trimester

You may have heard of the fourth trimester. Basically, it’s the idea that the first 3 months of life are very much an extension of life in the womb for baby. Baby has spent 40 weeks (or there abouts!) having her every need attended to. She never knew hunger, was…

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