Abby Theuring

Abby Theuring
The Badass Breastfeeder is a mother, writer, social worker, attachment parent, proud breastfeeder and advocate. Her career as a social worker has shown her that gentle and connected parenting is vital for life-long emotional health.You can find her blog at www.thebadassbreastfeeder.com and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheBadassBreastfeeder.

5 Tips for Gently Weaning the Highly Sensitive Child

Nothing about breastfeeding has gone the way that I planned and weaning is no exception. I have been breastfeeding for more than 3 years and tandem breastfeeding for 5 months. The magical days of breastfeeding are over. Now it’s just another part of life that I sometimes enjoy and sometimes despise. At 3 years and 3 months old my oldest …

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Too Beautiful for Facebook

The other day I was breastfeeding Exley. Jack came next to the chair and started talking to me. Exley unlatched, turned his head up and looked at Jack. They are starting to interact; these 2 boys that I made. And my heart gets bigger.

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On Breasts: A Guest Post by Badass Melody

The first time I realized my boobs bore some significance was in the fourth grade when my mother had me pick out my first white cotton training bra. I was terribly embarrassed while we checked out at JC Penney. I think I may have been in tears. Worst of all, it was a man who checked us out. I couldn’t even look …

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Stop Arguing For NIP: Normalize Love

There are so many arguments for and against breastfeeding in public. It gets compared to all sorts of adult behavior such as eating, peeing, taking a dump, having sex, etc. Often we say “I’m just feeding my baby!” Well, actually you’re not. You’re being a mother. Breastfeeding is much more than eating. Which is why the argument “if you can …

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These Boobs Are Made for Nursin’

Lyrics by Badass Nic *This post is set to the tune of These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ You keep saying, you got something for me Something you call breasts but confess You’ve been leakin’ where you shouldn’t have been leakin’ And now someone else is getting all my best These boobs are made for nursin’ And that’s just what …

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Babies Have Different Needs… By Badass Elise

Dear Mama, One day, you will tell me not to cry over spilled milk. And I will tell you that you’re silly because I’ve seen and heard you cry over spilled milk many times before, mama. I saw you cry the night I was born prematurely; too soon for this already harsh world. With your hands tightly clenched, you held …

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Tandem Nursing and Other Adjustments

We’ve been talking about the new baby for 9 months. We mostly talked about the birth because we knew this would be very intense for Jack to see. But we also helped him work out his questions and concerns about there being a new baby here. We knew it would be rough around here for awhile once the day came …

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My Gentle C-Section

By guest blogger Amanda Seventeen days ago I gave birth to our fourth child, second son. Zackery Galloway was born February 28, 2014 weighing 6lbs 11oz. He came into the world via a cesarean section. A gentle c-section. First time I heard of this was shortly after conceiving Zackery. I came across a YouTube video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5RIcaK98Yg ) I cried. I never …

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