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My first baby breastfeed by the book!  Then I had premature twins…

Breastfeeding and Attachment (from Attachment Parenting International)

  • Breastfeeding satisfies an infant’s nutritional and emotional needs better than any other method of infant feeding
  • Feed on cue, before the stage of crying
  • Breastfeeding continues to be normal and important nutritionally, immunologically, and emotionally beyond one year
  • Breastfeeding has many benefits for both mother and baby
  • Nursing is a valuable mothering tool to naturally comfort a baby
  • “Comfort Nursing” meets a baby’s sucking needs

Visit some of my favorite posts on breastfeeding:


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In the end, it was the tornado that did it

POSTED BY  ⋅ MAY 31, 2011 ⋅ 11 COMMENTS

My boys are breastfeeding!  Exclusively!  No supplementation, no (well almost) pumping and bottle feeding! I’m so happy about this development that I feared would never be achieved.  Having preemies who had poor latch and suck along with the stress of trying to keep up my supply solely through pumping was so stressful.  Actually putting the … Continue reading »

Breastfeeding Friendly Does Not Equal Formula Antagonistic


I have had a horrible week and it is something I can’t talk about with fear of being dooced.  So, I want to talk about another topic that generally falls into the same category.  Namely, how my country completely devalues mothers and children all while under the guise of “family friendly” initiatives. I recently read … Continue reading »

Breastfeeding vs. Smoking: Effect on Bystanders


Recently a DJ from an Orlando, FL radio station interviewed a midwife about nursing in public. The DJ would prefer that women not nurse in public, and his questions to the midwife were very anti-breastfeeding in nature. At one point he said something to the effect of, “well if women are allowed to breastfeed anywhere, … Continue reading »

What The Bible Says About Nursing In Public


This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Nursing in Public hosted by Dionna and Paige at All week, July 5-9, we will be featuring articles and posts about nursing in public (“NIP”). See the bottom of this post for more information. Try as you might you won’t find a verse in …Continue reading »

Children’s Books that normalize breastfeeding:

Exposing kids to breastfeeding, babywearing, and other attachment parenting practices will set the stage for the next generation of intuitive parents.
Mama's Milk/Mama Me Alimenta I'm Made of Mama's Milk Mama Means Milk
Mama’s Milk/Mama Me Alimentaby Michael Elsohn Ross

I’m Made of Mama’s Milkby Mary Olsen Mama Means Milkby Anne Marie Myers


Breastfeeding Books for Mom and Dad:

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  1. Hi,
    I don’t exactly know where to start or how to go about this short email but I would like you to know that I came accross this site on this very special day where our my doctor aspirated a total of 23 eggs from our egg donor and with God’s grace, implantation is scheduled on the 6th of June.
    As I read through some of your more recent postings I cannot help but share the overwhelming feeling of joy you’re going through. Congratulations:) May your 9 months of journey with your babies and DH be filled happy memories.
    All these are happening because God is good:)

  2. I have read a lot of blogs about IF and this post really makes me think. Great job. I’m sure it will, or already has, helped at least one person who just didn’t know what kind of support to offer her friend.

  3. Awesome!!! It took us 3 years of treatments to get our little Caleb here. Oh how sweet it was when I saw the two lines on the one of hundreds of tests we took. I loved him even before we conceived. You won’t be able to fathom the love you feel once she is here! I had no idea how amazing it would be. Thank God for the miracle of motherhood!

  4. Hi,

    My older brother learnt last year he could not have babies and this has been a very difficult time for his wife and him. Therefore, many things you write in your “about me” certainly ring a bell. I wished our family got to think about this earlier, and we might have been more helpful and less out of line than we were when we learnt the bad news. But of course you can’t prepare for something you do not expect or ever experienced.

    Anyway, I like this “do and don’t” list, it helps those with low psychological skills, such as me, to help loved ones without harming them. I’ll look it up once in a while. Thanks.

    Julien, btwn Paris & London

  5. i love your “how to support a friend with IF” post. There are many people that I would love to refer to this page and I will.

  6. awesome post. I might send it to about a dozen friends.

  7. Thirty_London

    July 13, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Great blog!

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