The Badass Breastfeeder

A Baby’s Plea by guest blogger Tom M.

You tell me that I’m precious, but yet you disagree, when mommy dares in public, to give her breast to me. You tell my mom to cover as I attempt to feed, a selfish proposition, discomfort guaranteed! You point her to the toilets, say do your feeding there, a germ infested bathroom, so nice of you to care! To you …

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Trust Your Body and Your Baby

It can be difficult to put your trust in a natural process when we are bombarded with messages that we need formula, schedules and parenting books. Question everything except your instincts. The truth is, the experts are you and your baby. You can become an expert in understanding your baby’s cues and meeting the needs they are expressing when you block out all of the”advice” …

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Gentle Nighttime Parenting by Guest Blogger Alice R.

I have had my moments. I would say that sleep and nighttime parenting have been my last frontier of gentle parenting. It is my most challenging. I was sleep trained as an older baby; it didn’t work. I remember being awake in my room alone for hours as a small child; terrified of being alone, but also afraid to call out. …

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You Are Unstoppable

What are you struggling with right now? Milk supply? Mastitis? A nursing strike? A biting baby? A horrible mother-in-law? Money problems? An energetic toddler? Sleepless nights? Whatever it is that you are struggling with is small compared to what you have been through. You are a mother. Does it get any cooler than that? Any braver, any more resilient, any …

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Breastfeeding Mothers Persevere

The internet is full of photos shared by people who want to show off their happiest of moments. Breastfeeding mothers enjoy posting their breastfeeding photos on the internet to share them with friends, family and like-minded mothers. I do this often. My favorite photos are of Jack sleeping peacefully on my breast or doing a fancy “gymnurstics” move. But this …

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Meltdowns, Temper Tantrums and a Jack Jack Attack

Meltdowns and temper tantrums are some of the most stressful situations that we will deal with as parents. I am often asked how a parent can get their child to stop having tantrums, especially in public. I wish there was a great way to do this, but there really isn’t. the best thing we can do for our children is …

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I’m Quitting Breastfeeding

Ok, so maybe I won’t actually quit, but I really hate it sometimes. I mean who likes having the unused nipple pinched, scratched, twisted, pulled and mangled? Jack has become obsessed with this other nipple. I wear tight-necked shirts so that it is impossible for him to get in there, but he practically rips my shirt or has a meltdown. …

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