The Badass Breastfeeder

Breastfeeding: We Own Our Bodies

People still bother getting offended by breastfeeding. Can you believe it? I guess I get it on one hand because breastfeeding isn’t seen much in the US and when people are not used to seeing something it brings up negative emotions for them. What I really don’t get is why people actually speak or type their feelings about it. After …

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Breatsfeeding Is Not Spoiling

The Badass Breastfeeder, Abby Theuring, breastfeeding in public.

Most people would not think that breastfeeding a crying baby is spoiling the baby. They would agree that the baby has needs to be met and that a parent should tend to them as they arise. So why do the rules change so drastically when babies grow into toddlers? I have heard a great deal of paranoia from parents surrounding …

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Check Out These Amazing Co-Sleeping Options!

We went through countless sleeping arrangements with my first son, Jack. I knew he slept better when he was near me, but I feared bed-sharing. Once I learned more about co-sleeping, the benefits for both mom and baby, the protection against SIDS and the breastfeeding support, I was open to trying more things. 1. If I napped on the couch …

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And the Breastfeeding Goes On

Our mattress hit the floor when my first son, Jack, was about 9 months old. Our journey toward bedsharing mirrored our overall journey as parents toward what is popularly referred to as Attachment Parenting. We struggled with just about every decision during those early months. We were fed misinformation from supposed trusted sources, we were confused and felt alone. I …

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My 2-Year-Old is Not Too Old to Breastfeed

I am currently breastfeeding my 2-year-old, Exley, and my 5-year-old, Jack. I am one of those tandem breastfeeders you hear about. I don’t post many pics of Jack nursing anymore because he usually only nurses to sleep at night, maybe for a few seconds during the day when he thinks of it, but then he’s off again. So what people …

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“You’re an Inspiration”

Badass Amber breastfeeding her baby

Guest Post By Badass Amber I was induced at 38 weeks due to complications.. A little over twenty-four  hours later I had to get a c-section. I was lucky enough to get skin to skin contact thirty minutes after and was able to nurse my son. He latched on so perfectly and naturally. The next day he refused to latch. …

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My Body is Not Broken

Badass Taylor breastfeeding her baby.

Guest Post By Badass Taylor My son was born six weeks early, which came as a surprise when my water broke at 34 weeks. He spent 21 days in the NICU. I was an exclusive pumper who was only getting about 10 ml every two hours while my son was eating 80ml every two hours. The charge nurse explained to …

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When in Doubt, Connect!

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder and son.

It’s a daily occurrence. I’m rushing around after my boys, cooking food, changing diapers, getting ready to head outside, all those things that, strung together, make up our day. Then I hear it. Jack starts to yelp or crash into the couch or follow me around blowing raspberries at me. It pushes my buttons. I start with taking a deep …

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