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


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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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Clogged Duct

It happens to the best of us! When one of our ducts clog from breastfeeding. It can happen for a couple different reasons. One you go long periods of time with out breastfeeding and you get overfilled. Two: your not keeping the surface clean. Changing your breast pads frequently and only allowing baby to breastfeed from the nipple was one of the only ways I avoided this during my years of feeding. But once its clogged (and it does happen) how do you un-clog it? You unclog it by breastfeeding! Your pump is not strong enough. But the baby is! I know this idea seems so weird.. but until it's unclogged it will hurt. Actually a clogged duct can turn into something more serious if not taken care of or cleared out. It can cause infection so if your unsure of what is happening consult you doctor or lactation consultant and they will be able to direct you in the right way.

Monday, June 4, 2012

One bigger than the Other!

Well its been 2 -3 weeks now of weaning my son off breastfeeding. So how can one of my breast still be larger than the other? This is a potential problem with bathing suit season rapidly approaching us! As you can probably tell I'm trying to keep my humor with the whole situation. One breast has completely surrendered to the idea of not producing milk, but the other is fighting me every step of the way! It makes getting dressed a challenge. How do I not look lopsided when i'm wearing a bra that fits the larger side. (one full cup larger) So now I wear and tight tank under any shirt hopefully to deceive anyone who maybe looking. I wish I had suggestions to how to fix this, because I'd like to at least be close in size for both. I figure I'm not alone out there and other moms hopefully can laugh along with me, while waiting to be back to normal. Here's what I'm not doing: I'm not breastfeeding or pumping. So how come it keeps producing. So here is my message to my over productive, work-a-holic boob! Take a vacation and relax! You are layed-off for the time being. The product is not in demand as of right now and we will let you know when your services are needed again :) Had to have a laughable rant about this, since I'm getting frustrated about it!