Tag Archives: BAB

Babywearing: What’s In It For Mom?

  Babywearing as the Biological Norm My focus as a mother supporter, aka doula, is with the needs of the mother. For when we address the needs of the mother we by default address the needs of the baby.  So what is in a sling for the mother? Many years ago a history professor made an off the cuff remark …

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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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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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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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