Breastfeeding a toddler is drastically different than breastfeeding a newborn. Just ask any mom whose baby has teeth or can specifically ask for the boob. So, what does nursing a toddler really look like? How often do most mothers nurse and for how long? How do you handle biting? And what about the awkward stares from strangers while breastfeeding in public? (more…)
We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms through the children’s first year of life. At seven months, what do you do when your baby starts biting, pinching or even hitting while at the breast? How much milk does your little one really need while you’re away at work? Plus, reverse cycling and how to get your baby back on track. (more…)
My husband once asked me, “You’re going to stop nursing when he gets teeth, right? Won’t that hurt?” Prior to that moment, I hadn’t given it any thought. What I did know was that MY mother and countless other mothers nursed despite teething babies, so certainly it wouldn’t be a big deal for me. For many women it never becomes an issue at all, but sadly I was not one of those women. The experience that I’m about to share is not in ANY way a representation of the average woman’s experience with bites, I would call it an EXTREME case, but tips and tricks it taught me can be applied to anyone who runs into a biting problem. (more…)
Hi! My name is Chloe, and I’m very excited to be able to share my thoughts and experiences in the world of breastfeeding with you.
For any of you wondering “what gives YOU so much expertise here, Hmm?” Well, I’ve been nursing my wonderful little boy for 14 (going on 15) months. Not just your typical one or two nursings a day for the toddler, either. My little boy has a severe GI condition, not-so-commonly-known as food protein induced enterocoloitis syndrome (FPIES), coupled with some serious oral texture sensitivities and an over-developed gag reflex.
To simplify as much as possible, he can’t eat food. Yes, you read that right…no food. Rice cereal you ask? No. Jarred baby food? Still, no. (more…)