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  1. Baby
    One brave mom is sharing a personal experience that many moms have faced, but few have discussed publicly. Emily Holdaway is shedding light on the emotional journey that goes along with baby-led weaning. Holdaway is a New Zealand mom who runs the popular blog, Raising Ziggy&Jagger. In a...
  2. Baby
    Breastfeeding is an intense physical and emotional experience for Mama and her child, so it's no surprise that weaning a toddler comes with many challenges. The final time that I nursed my oldest son is a memory that is imprinted in my brain and my heart in a way that I could never forget...
  3. Toddler & Child
    Weaning doesn't have to be an upsetting, tear-filled experience like so many people imagine. Sure, my son cried a few times, but he forgot quickly when offered his favorite snacks or an enticing activity. I love breastfeeding my son. He is 29 months old, and an adorable, energetic toddler that...
  4. Baby
    When the demands of motherhood meet the sacrifices required to be a professional athlete, choices need to be made. Serena Williams' journey into motherhood has been no walk in the park. After a relatively easy pregnancy, she required an emergency C-section after her baby's heart rate began to...
  5. Breastfeeding Challenges
    ever since i stopped nursing my DD i have had tenderness and soreness on the outter under parts of my breasts. I mostly feel it on one breast, but i think I can safely say it is in both. My OB is not concerned. It seems to be cyclical - starts up a couple of days before I ovulate and lasts...
  6. Baby
    When a baby is born, and especially if a mother is dealing with common breastfeeding challenges like poor latch, making it to one year of breastfeeding can be a great challenge. But once she (and baby) gets to that one-year goal, and western culture pressures to wean, another giant question...
  7. Baby
    Olababy is a Portland, Oregon-based company committed to making sustainable, green products for our babies. Olababy prides itself in developing safe and sustainable products that foster your little one's growth and development. Its founder and president, Paul Wang, has three children: Rain, Tai...
  8. Breastfeeding
    Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forums. So happy to have found some like minded mamas out there. I'm hoping you all can give me some advice/suggestions. My LO is going to be 1 on August 31st. I am going to be going on a work trip for 3 nights in the middle of September w/o baby. In October I'll be...
  9. Breastfeeding
    Hello, I am looking to ween my son of one year onto whole milk, the only problem is I can not pump breastmilk for the life of me, it comes out fine for him,but would not be able to pump nearly enough to be able to have enough to mix in with the whole milk for transitioning over. What can I do??
  10. Life with a Toddler
    I have to travel for a week-long mandatory conference for work in late June and cannot bring my husband and son with me. I had to travel for 3 days last fall and it was a disaster. Our toddler only fell asleep after prolonged crying, and woke up within a few hours to full wakefulness and sobbing...
  11. Breastfeeding
    I stopped breastfeeding 6 months ago. During the 2+ years I breastfed, I had nearly constant milk blisters, issues with overproduction, and difficulty expressing. There are fibrous non-cancerous cysts in my breasts, and some are close to the nipple. Since stopping breastfeeding, I've had...
  12. Life with a Toddler
    I have slowly been weaning my toddler (who will be two in July), one nursing session at a time. I'm a little nervous about eliminating her nurse to sleep session because I'm not sure what to do instead. Anyone make this transition with success? Any ideas or suggestions? Thank you!!
  13. Breastfeeding
    My little one is 26 month old. She still loves breastfeeding, we co-sleep and she still wakes up 2-3 times a night to nurse. I work full time. She has been eating less and less and prefers nursing when I'm home. I feel I'm ready to wean but don't know how to do it. We will be separated for...
  14. Breastfeeding Challenges
    i have stage iv thyroid cancer. i have had my thyroid and 60 lymph nodes surgically removed. based on biopsy of those nodes, the radiation oncologist is recommending radioactive iodine treatment as soon as possible, not in a year like i was hoping. if i dont get the treatment, the cancer could...
  15. Breastfeeding
    <p>I am sure I want to wean ds who i 23 months old now, but my question is: does gentle weaning includes crying? like a lot of crying? I mean everytime I try not to nurse him he breaks into crying and that breaks my heeart!!! what should I do???</p>
  16. Life with a Toddler
    <p>2 Weeks ago tomorrow, I stopped BF my son, who is turning 2 on Friday.</p> <p>The past two years BF my son have been the most rewarding thing I have done in my life so far.</p> <p>We really struggled to establish BF and I the hospital the nurses were pushing for me to give up my dream of BF...
  17. Breastfeeding Challenges
    <p>I apologize if this is the wrong place to post this and completely understand if the moderator chooses to move it.</p> <p> </p> <p>I won't go into too much detail, but I've been having a lot of trouble nursing my 2nd child starting when he was almost 8 months old.  I've had recurring...
  18. Life With a Baby
    <p>My DD is 14 months old, and I've been feeling very conflicted ever since her first birthday.  We have had a very intense routine from the beginning - she naps while being held or worn, and she breastfeeds throughout the night.  When she was a newborn, ,it felt normal.  Now that she's...
  19. Baby
    My Life As A Nursing Mom By Kay Bolden Issue 119, July/August 2003   My son's first birthday loomed, and I braced myself for battle. Grandparents and aunts, in-laws and cousins, neighbors and friends-all descended upon us, all demanding to know when, when, WHEN was I finally going to stop...
  20. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p> </p> <p>A while back, Mama-2-1 posted this - now, we're finally following suit! (How's it going BTW? I've been MIA for a while, v. busy with work, etc.) I'm going to try to update this every day to keep myself motivated!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><strong>OUR SITUATION:</strong> DS, age 16...
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