Breastfeeding: A Word of Advice…


Written by Special Guest Writer Ailsa Long My Doula, McRae Brittingham, recommended that I share my breastfeeding story with you to help others in their quest to breastfeed naturally.A word of advice … I was a high risk, first time, mature, single, mom-to-be and had no preconceived ideas about breastfeeding, but knew that I wanted […]

My Story is One of Support


Written by Special Guest Writer Kelli Ramirez My story is one of support.  My son Benjamin was born 7 weeks early at St. Mary’s.  He was in the NICU for 13 days.Although we were not able to latch quickly after his birth, I was visited by a lactation consultant who got me set up with […]

Why I Hate Breastfeeding (and the Totally Selfish Reasons Why I Do It Anyway)


I’m not good at breastfeeding. I make plenty of milk, tons of milk; that’s not the problem. I nurse in public discretely though I’m not ashamed of it. Sometimes people will have whole conversations with me before they notice that I’ve been nursing the entire time. I’ve got the holds and tips and tricks down. […]

The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding that Everyone Forgets to Mention

Me and my son

Alex provides a little sense of humor about breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2013. We think she's pretty awesome because we agree that every woman should have the opportunity to breastfeed. Learn more about World Breastfeeding Week at this link. buy reading glasses online I breastfed my children, which naturally makes me an […]

When Breastfeeding Sucks: 13 Things to Try


If you are like most pregnant and newly postpartum mamas you are aware of the many benefits that breastfeeding offers to you and your baby. You also probably have a goal in mind for how long you would like to breastfeed whether it be until you transition back to work, six months, one year, or […]

Mother’s Breast Milk a Gift After her Own Child’s Death

Heidi L. Soloman

As an avid reader of blogs it’s rare that one stops me in my tracks; this one, however, did just that. After one of our readers posted Heidi’s story in our Facebook group I was compelled to read it. Heidi Soloman, mom to infant son Jonah who was only on this earth two short days, […]

I Breastfed the Wrong Baby

Donna did her motherly duty, just with the wrong baby.

Editor’s Note: It was with laughter and disbelief as I read this post that I immediately asked my friend Donna Highfill if we could repost her blog from the Huffington Post. I’ll be interested to see what you think of this harrowing story from the hospital, below. As I move into my 50’s, I am […]

Feeding the Beast


Truly, it doesn’t matter how you feed/fed your baby(-ies), by breast or by bottle, it’s time to stop. Please don’t stop nourishing your children; this Mother’s Day weekend, let’s unite as modern mothers. Moms who know the power we wield in the economy. Moms who are active participants in political issues. Moms who support their […]