Tag Archives: BAB

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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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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