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Identifying and Solving the Problem of a Lip-Tie and Tongue-Tie

In March I had my third son, Michael. With my first two children, Julian, six, and Joshua, five, I also breastfed. I breastfed my oldest for one week and my five year old for thirteen months. Breastfeeding has been different for each child. Particularly with Michael.  Breastfeeding Michael has been the most challenging. I wanted to continue breastfeeding him and I wasn’t going […]

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Breastfeeding: A Roller Coaster of Expectations versus Reality

My breastfeeding journey is representative of my parenthood journey in general – a roller coaster of dashed dreams, false expectations, frustration, self-doubt, but also one of wonder, joy, pride, and amazement. When it came to pregnancy, child-rearing, and especially breastfeeding, I had so many plans, expectations, and preconceived notions about what was best and how […]

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