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You can breast feed and Work! Ever have trouble breast or bottle feeding? How about the transition from one to the other?

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

This blog is an opportunity for you to share your thoughts, stories, successes, and even your failed attempts at this transitioning game. Your thoughts are important to mom's all across the world who are in the same boat as you.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crazies...

Do people ever comment on your choice to breast feed. Sometimes I wish they would keep there opinions to themselves!
Yes: I do breast feed
Yes: My baby is almost one
No: I don't think its weird!
No: I don't care about the sacrifices I make to breast feed my child....
If your ignorant to the benefits of breast feeding and make comments without doing your research, please keep them to yourself! I hope this hits home with other moms experiencing the same thing. Its our choice, and personal preference to breast feed. Not to mention the benefits to the baby, the amount of money you'll save. I don't know how many times I've been asked, Isn't your son too old to still be breastfeeding, isn't it weird for you, aren't you getting tired of pumping. Well the answers are no hes not too old since my goal was to do it for his first year of life. No its not weird hes my child, I created him. And Yes I am tired of being hooked to a pump, but Ill do it until we've reached our goal!
So this is to all those mommies looking, needing support.... You've got it here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Inching towards that one year mark!


I will be celebrating when my son crosses over the one year mark and is still breastfeeding! To me that was my goal I set out the day he was born. Inn actuality its probably a little longer than that, to transition him to cows milk, but all in all I'll be a happy camper!

Many people don't understand the stress, commitment, patience and determination it takes to breast feed for a year while maintain a full time job. That's why a support system is so important. Reach out to mom's who have accomplished it already. Ask what worked for them and not.

One of the best tips I ever got was to create a "Special Bag" for my 2 year old to have when I was breastfeeding on my maternity leave. What a wonderful idea! Its a bag that is always in sight but out of reach full of toys that your child can only play with while feeding your other child. It takes the negative out of situation all together. The key to the whole thing is to make sure when your done breastfeeding the special bag goes away. I kept mine on top of our fridge...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mommies helping everyone! Whose helping mom?

Being a mom most of the time has its rewards. But sometimes when everyone's sleeping and your the last one to sleep and the first one up, it makes you think.....whose helping me? We know that when we signed up for this job we wouldn't get the thanks deserved for a long time, or maybe never. But we don't do it for the thanks.... We do it because it's our job, and we want to do it! Whatever it takes to make our household run smooth and whatever is best for our kids. That's why we choose to breastfeed too!
How do you make pumping a quick and efficient task? A couple ideas for you are, stick to your babies schedule.
Use a double pump.
When pumping, focus on pumping.

Give yourself some mommy time too! We sometimes forget just a little time to ourselves is all it takes to have a fresh look out on the day!