Category: Breastfeeding

5 Options for When You Can’t Breastfeed

While I have breastfed most of my babies and I’m a big supporter of breastfeeding… I also know that sometimes you just can’t breastfeed. Now I do want to say up front that most women can breastfeed. It might not always come easy but it’s actually pretty rare to actually not be able to breastfeed. So if you’ve been given one of the many breastfeeding myths and it’s still really bugging you and you want to breastfeed, know that you possibly can actually breastfeed. There are many great resources and things you can do to make breastfeeding work. But...

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Top 10 Ways to Make Breastfeeding a Success

This post is a guest post by Maranda Bower. She is sharing the top 10 ways to make breastfeeding a success! This is definitely something I wish I had read when I had my first baby. Much like natural childbirth, breastfeeding can be an empowering and enlightening experience. As childbirth is the birth of a new mama and baby, feeding our baby is the beginning of a healthy parenting relationship. And if you’re like me, you probably hold this gorgeous picturesque image in your head of a blissed out baby at the breast of a smiling and glowing mama. 24 hours into...

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Nursing Support Tea

Over the last 5 years or so, I’ve become addicted to using herbal teas as remedies. I use it for pregnancy and childbirth, I use it for coughs and congestion, I even have one that’s a great immunity booster. So naturally, I’d decide to make a nursing support tea as well. I first came across teas to help nursing mamas when I was struggling to make enough milk for my third baby. I was desperately trying everything under the sun to help increase my milk supply. In that desperation, I bought a box of pre-bagged nursing tea. In my...

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The Ultimate Breastfeeding Round-Up

Breastfeeding. It’s a completely normal thing. Women have been nursing their babies since the dawn of time but that doesn’t mean it’s not hard. I’ve gathered up some of the greatest posts on nursing and nursing hurdles just for you. I’ve created the ultimate breastfeeding round-up! Breastfeeding Basics The Mushy Mommy has a great post on the breastfeeding basics and it’s the perfect place to start! Need some reasons why “breast is best” (ideally people, ideally… we all know there are times when it might not be in everyone’s best interest to breastfeed), Whole New Mom shares her first 25...

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What is an Exclusively Nursing Mom and How to Survive Being One

What is an exclusively nursing mom? Odds are you haven’t heard this term before. What about a non-pumping mama? That one gives more of an explanation but you likely aren’t familiar with that term either. I searched for both these terms and I didn’t really find anything. This should not be the case. There should be more info on exclusively nursing moms and thus I am writing a post about it. Now before I really get going, I want to clarify something. An exclusively nursing mom is not some elite title. It’s not a group of mamas who think they are...

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Breastfeeding With Intention

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7 and to celebrate and spread the world, The Pistachio Project will be featuring guest posts by fellow bloggers! When I asked for guest posters on this subject, I had so many bloggers accept that even though it is now a day past World Breastfeeding Week, I have one more bonus post! Today’s featured blogger is Melanie of Sunshine Praises. Check out her post below! When my first son was born, I thought I was fully prepared to breastfeed. I had dreams of sitting in the rocking chair in his room. Him snuggled close to me...

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Tips From a First Time Breastfeeding Mom

The following is a guest post from Jessica. My daughter was born March 31, 2013. I had been telling my husband the WHOLE time I was pregnant with her that I would do whatever I could to make breastfeeding a success. I tried & tried with my boys, but it just didn’t work. Now with my oldest son, I breastfed him for about 3 weeks. The pain was absolutely horrible & I just couldn’t handle it. He wouldn’t latch! I went to the local health department, which is where the only lactation consultants are around here, for help. They wouldn’t...

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