Category: Breastfeeding

Nursing in Public

 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! Today’s featured blogger is Laura from tiny toes, little nose.  Check out her post below! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to post on The Pistachio Project in honor of World Breastfeeding Week!  I am a huge  advocate of breastfeeding and love to share my experience and knowledge any chance that I get.  I want to share with you all my thoughts on subject of Nursing In Public. In my opinion, this is a very important...

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11 Myths of Breastfeeding and Why You Should Ignore Them

Myth: A breastfeeding mother should space her feedings so that her breasts will have time to refill.   Fact: A mother’s body is constantly making milk, storing milk between each feeding. When a breast is emptied, the body rushes to make milk to replace it. When it’s full, the body slows down production. Therefore, waiting until your breasts fill up to nurse puts your supply in danger because your body will never get the signal to make more. Myth: A mother must drink milk to make milk.   Fact: No other mammals drink milk to make milk. So how...

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Mom and Baby Bonding – A Breastfeeding Wonder

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! Today’s featured blogger is Kareen from Pink Heart String.  Check out her post below! Breastfeeding, cuddling and nursing my daughter is one of the best moments I have as a mother. I believe that it is one thing that no one else can do for her but me. When my daughter was born, she was immediately guided to crawl towards by breasts and had her first suck of milk. The feeling was unexplainable. Seeing my daughter the...

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Tips And Tricks For A Breastfeeding Mom Going Back To Work

I estimate that I pumped about 500 times at work when my children were babies. I struggled at times and other times it came with great ease. Here are some tip, tricks, and gadgets that helped me. Figure out your schedule in the two weeks leading up to returning to work, keep a log of every time you feed your baby. Look at the trends and see how that can work pumping at that time into your work schedule. If you are a teacher and you know you do not have a break till a different time try to...

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Breastfeeding IS an Effective Birth Control

  “You know if you just rely on breastfeeding, you’re sure to get pregnant.”  I’ve heard lines like that many times before. The funny thing is that they aren’t true. Breastfeeding CAN be an effective birth control.  It’s been used for centuries to space children. In fact, the Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM) is 98-99.5% effective. However, there is one catch. You must meet certain criteria in order to get that high of a success rate.   That is the problem. Some people think they are covered in the birth control area if they just breastfeed. However, there is a...

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Breastfed Babies Grow Differently

I step on the scale and weigh just myself. Step on the scale with my 9 month old daughter and weigh both of us. What? Really? Maybe I did the math wrong. Re-check math, nope it’s correct. Maybe I should re-weigh us, nope same number. Hmmm that seems lighter than I was hoping she’d weigh. I get on the internet and pull up the CDC growth chart. Oh my gosh! She’s not even ON the charts now! (For the record she was only in the 15% at 6 months) I wanted to weigh my daughter before her 9 month...

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Fenugreek – For Increasing Milk Supply

I don’t make milk like a normal mama. I’m a too low – bare minimum type mama. My two boys were formula fed or part formula fed. This time however, I’m able to solely breastfeed. In the beginning, I had too low of a supply. Baby #3 wasn’t gaining properly. I therefore, started on every method to increase supply known to women. Most of the methods, worked a bit for me. (Note: All supply increasing methods work differently for every woman. Some respond to one and not another.) These methods got me from not enough to just barely enough....

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