The Badass Breastfeeder

Boobies Are For Babies

When a breastfeeder is told that they must cover so that other people don’t feel uncomfortable or so that no one makes rude comments or harasses them it suggests that they are responsible for what other people feel or do. It is the same line of thinking as telling a person that they asked to be raped because of the …

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5 Things That Seem Hard but Actually Make Parenting Easier

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public

Parenting is hard no matter how you slice it, but sometimes we do things without knowing we are actually making it harder. Here are a few tips to consider if you are looking to take a few shortcuts. Babywearing– When I first saw someone babywearing I thought it looked way too advanced for me. I thought these people were a …

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I Should Talk About Weaning

I have been talking about breastfeeding for almost 6 years. I have visited the topic of weaning via other blogs and stories shared by you. But for some reason I felt a distance from this word. I know that I will one day soon not breastfeed. I do know that even if I do absolutely nothing to wean them, or absolutely …

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Breastfeeding: We Own Our Bodies

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public.

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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