I’m great at multitasking. I think that as a mother of two young children, this is something I have mastered not only as a skill, but also as a necessity. If I tried to do anything in isolation, it would be hard to get things done. I can cook dinner, while singing songs and having a dance party, I can clean the house while playing house, and I can breastfeed doing just about anything.
I used to find it hard to have time to sit down, take a moment for myself, check my emails and tend to the little tasks I used to have time for. When my second daughter was born, this became even harder. Good thing for smart phones! I didn’t need to have my computer open, to find the time to check or send emails. With my iphone, I could do this while doing all of the other things a mom-of-two needs to do. I would look forward to the quiet moments of breastfeeding my daughter, iphone in hand, ready to catch up on the latest updates, posts, tweets and emails. It’s amazing how quickly things can turn into habit, and that is where I found myself, habitually scanning my phone for any new updates, the second I had some alone time with my little one. (more…)
Finding time to feed yourself nutritious foods can be a struggle when you’re a new mom. So, what exactly does your body need during this time to maintain and even enhance your milk supply? What specific foods are typically recommended for breastfeeding moms? Plus, we reveal our favorite go-to items for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
BONUS CONTENT:Learn more about some great resources for healthy, easy meals. (more…)
Breastfeeding beyond toddlerhood is a very hot topic. What are some of the benefits of extended breastfeeding? What are some of the common benefits of continuing to breastfeed? What should you do if your child wants to breastfeed day and night? How much breast milk does your toddler really need? Plus, tips for criticism about breastfeeding beyond two years.
BONUS CONTENT:Ideas of answering the question “If your child is old enough to ask for it, should you really be offering it?” (more…)
The weaning process is something every breastfeeding mother will eventually experience. What are some of the signs your child is ready to wean? What reasons would a mother want to wean her child? And when you’re ready to wean, what’s the best way to do it? (more…)
Despite every intention to breastfeed their babies, sometimes moms must look for alternatives, such as feeding their babies their expressed breast milk. Today we’re continuing the second part of our series on exclusive pumping with a look at how to make pumping work for you in “real life”. What type of schedule typically works best? What products are most helpful when pumping? Plus, great ways to avoid pumping burn-out! (more…)