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[8 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 1,148 views]
The Joy of Sisters

My fourth child, Baby O, is just a little over a month old now, and we are all still in a state of insanity at our house. From dealing with 24/7 nursing (and no, it’s not a growth spurt!) to riding out the daily temper tantrums of my third child, DD2, we are still in survival mode. I don’t see that changing anytime soon.
But you know what is different this time around?  My little sister is going through some of the same things right along with me. She had her …

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[23 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,714 views]
Coping with Frequent Night Nursing

I love my children, and I love breastfeeding. Yet, there have been times, especially at night, when I have felt seriously touched out and have wanted to run screaming from the room rather than nurse my child again! I’ve even been tempted to night-wean my children several times. But honestly, I could never go through with night weaning. I guess, in my soul, I knew they just needed to nurse. Here are some things I’ve done in order to survive.

My current child is 16 months right now. She nurses most …

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[1 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments | 383 views]
I Dream of a World (World Breastfeeding Week)

I Dream of a World…
Where human milk is available for free for all those rare circumstances when a baby might need it, and for as long as the baby needs it.
Where there are comfortable benches anywhere a breastfeeding mother might need one – in the supermarket, at the pharmacy, on the sidewalk. Not just at the playground.
Where, when people see a woman bottle feeding a baby, they assume it must be a babysitter, or perhaps a mother with a severe medical conditions that prevented her from breastfeeding (very rare), not …

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[8 Aug 2009 | 24 Comments | 954 views]

Let me just start by saying that babies rock! Really, they do! Before we started this whole Elimination Communication (EC) thing, I really didn’t imagine it would be all that successful.  I mean, I read all the books on EC, with little babies peeing on command.  But when I imagined how I could make that work with my own little baby, I initially had a little trouble imagining it.
But here I am with my 12 week old baby, and today I took her outside on 5-6 separate occasions and cued …

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[16 Jun 2009 | 29 Comments | 1,606 views]
Nursing in Public as an Immigrant

Welcome Carnival of Breastfeeding readers! This month we are writing about Nursing in Public. Please read more of the posts, found at the bottom of this post. More links will be added through Monday
Whenever I nursed my first two children in public, in the United States, I was almost always confident and sure of myself.  I never used a cover-up, and I nursed just about everywhere I went.  Restaurants, stores, parks, museums. Sure, in the first few months of nursing my first child, public nursing made me a little nervous.  …