The Badass Breastfeeder

“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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Breastfeeding: You Better Like It

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, breastfeeding in public.

You know what we have on our hands? A full-fledged breastfeeding movement. Oh yes, women all over the globe are becoming empowered to breastfeed, step outside and shed that cover like we are burning bras in the 60’s. It’s electrifying. We might not think much about it, but we are all going down in history. This fight has many fronts. …

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5 Easy Steps to Comfy Nursing in Public

Nursing in public can be daunting for a mother. Motherhood is a wildly emotional rollercoaster to begin with and now we are faced with the decision to do something that might make us a bit (or a lot!) uncomfortable. Even if you planned to breastfeed since you hovered over that pee stick in your bathroom you might not have thought …

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19 Ideas for Free Self-Care

When it comes to self-care you need to get creative. You don’t have unlimited funds! You have kids who need your attention all the time! It takes some serious detective skills to figure out how to fit yourself into all of the caretaking that you do. We’re here to give you some ideas of how to carve time for yourself …

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Breastfeeding, Weight Loss and Body Positivity

By Abby Theuring, MSW I have been reluctant to blog about this topic, but so many people have asked questions that seem to come from a genuinely supportive place that I have come around to the idea. I have lost 25lbs this year. Many of you have noticed as you have made supportive and positive comments. I really appreciate it. …

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Cool When Things Heat Up

Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder's son

Jack, my 4-year-old, can seriously push my buttons. Sometimes I think this is his sole purpose in life. I have really struggled to stay calm lately. Losing my temper always fuels a negative situation. I have often felt reading gentle parenting books and posts that we need to be robots with no feelings or responses. I do agree that our …

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