Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009


If you are interested in the "politics" of BF...Rixa links some interesting posts.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I wanted to share this sweet pic...

Friend J with new baby just a few minutes old nuzzling in right away!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

4 posts in one day-wow!

I just wanted to link to the book Giveway here.

Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy: A Photographic Guide for Mom and Those Who Help Her, by Laura Keegan

I'd love to read this book-will have to find it if I'm not a winner...=)

So much to read...

I hate to admit it, there are so many times when I come on here to write a post and then end up spending the time reading through the blog roll (on the rt.) of breastfeeding blogs, posts, and news. It's always inspiring to come across stories or pics of breastfeeding...also, interesting to hear what's going around in the news about it. So funny that people are still shocked or surprised when they hear women or families talk openly about BFing...ARE YOU KIDDING!?! We sure do a lot of talking about food all over the world. Or about newborns! This can be such an important part of a newborns life. In my mind, they go hand in hand. Don't you agree??!

Sorry for Disappearing

To be honest, when I started this blog I thought that I would have more to write about...or should I say, more TIME to write about breastfeeding. But don't give up on me yet (if there are mom's out there checking in with me...otherwise, I'm telling and reminding just myself).

My disappearing act means that things in the nursing department are going well and just flowing naturally so I really haven't taken the time to think about how things are. This is not to say that I don't have lots of little moments of gratitude for the fact that my, now one year old, is still enjoying this time with me as well as benefiting from human milk. Something that I'm so happy my body is able to give her.

Something that I wasn't sure would happen so smoothly with this one because we still have those days where she's not interested in stopping to nurse. Her life is just TOO interesting and she's on the constant move keeping up with her sister. Often during the day we have little struggles with each one another to get her to settle into my lap for milk, but the night time nursing seems to be a favorite. (We are working on the night waking by having daddy put her to sleep after a good long nurse and not always MOM.) Then, on other days, it can happen that she wants milk at the most inconvenient times (checking out at grocery store, when I'm having a serious conversation with a someone, maybe a man that I'm just not sure about nursing around, or of course-in the car as I'm driving.) All these things I can live with though, and I'm pleased that I now have a little one year old that still comes to mama for milk.

On the other side of it, I'm also grateful that my body is healthy and continuing to produce the milk for my girl. I still have to remind myself that drinking water all day is going to help this. How can something as simple as drinking what be hard to remember?? The same way that it's hard for the little one to settle down and drink when there is just so much to DO!

We made it to ONE YEAR!

Here's my little "nurser" on her birthday.