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Category Archives: Breastfeeding
I was recently traveling for work and like many other moms before me, the line “put on your own mask before you help others” struck a chord with me. We moms all too often give and give and give and then find ourselves forgetting to care for ourselves. While a juice can’t completely solve that for us, Bundle Organics has a tasty option to making sure pregnant and nursing moms get the nutrients we need.
Last week I shared with you my struggle to provide enough nutrition via breastmilk for the twins.
In my post, 20 weeks of liquid gold, I confessed my sadness with having to supplement with formula. I wrote words several of you wish you had to speak or think because you’ve been there on your journey to raise happy and healthy families.
Well, we aren’t done but it was finally time to give in. The twins and I proudly made it to 20 weeks of liquid gold. They were exclusively breastfed for 20 beautiful weeks. Yesterday morning, that had to change per the pediatrician’s advice.
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This being the third time I am breastfeeding my babies, there is little that intimidates me when it comes to this natural act. At the same time, I totally recognize that not everyone sees the way my daughters get their food as “normal”. There are many roadblocks and vacations can be one of them. Hopefully, these 5 breastfeeding tips for road trips will give some sage advice on how to handle it.
Today I am breathing a sigh of relief. Every drop of liquid that the twins have had in their lives so far has been Mama’s Liquid Gold. Two months of Mommy’s Yummies. I feel like every breastfeeding milestone is worth celebrating, don’t you?
Are you following me over on Instagram? Let me tell you, this is the place to be when it comes to my current social media obsession. Thanks to IG, I was lucky enough to connect with Melissa of LatchPal and bring you today’s post!
As you know, I’m a proud breastfeeding Mama of twins. Our favorite public method on these hot spring days has been to wear a nursing tank and a t-shirt then just adjust appropriately in order to discreetly nurse without having to cover the baby (Ava hates being covered up). Thank goodness I found out about LatchPal, a clip to help aid breastfeeding and pumping – with this handy accessory, I can nurse this way even easier.
Provided things go well with my healing, I’ll be headed back to work in a few weeks (gulp). This means the girls have been getting used to bottles. We’ve tried three different kinds of bottles in the last 6 weeks, including one sent to me to test out, the Minbie. According to US Family Guide, Minbie is “the result of 10 years R&D by and Australian Mom, who was frustrated with the inadequacies of the functionality of generic bottle teat on the market when she had children, with the bottles taking over breastfeeding rather then supporting a baby’s ability to breastfeed well”.
I am one of those moms who is probably going to embarrass her kids until they graduate college. The fact that I am an advocate of breastfeeding just might be one of those ways. This post, Liquid Gold, is just one of my ways I am attempting to make breastfeeding normal and not something society finds embarassing. My kids? They have a right to find any post on this blog as TMI from their early days…not just the ones about breastfeeding. Since not all of society supports the most natural thing a mom can do second to giving birth, I will try to warn you ahead with disclaimers like this…but because it’s normal…I make no guarantee.