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Breastfeeding as a New Mom:: In Celebration of Black Breastfeeding Week

Editor’s Note: Yasmin came for our special photo shoot to celebrate International Breastfeeding Week in late July. However, we chose to hold on to her post until Black Breastfeeding Week. We recognize that there are special conditions that limit black women from the comfort and opportunity to breastfeed, and we are honored that Yasmin is […]

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Au Revoir and Goodbye to Breastfeeding {The Bittersweet End}

As I sit nursing my 7-week old, I’m already preparing for that bittersweet time to say au revoir/goodbye to breastfeeding. There are many milestones that moms experience but this one is so significant yet rarely talked about.  Whether you nursed for two weeks or two years, for World Breastfeeding Week, let’s honor this intense and […]

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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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Exclusive Pumping: The Secret Society of Breastfeeding

{The first Week of August is Breastfeeding Awareness. We are honoring this important stage of motherhood with a four-part series about breastfeeding (or not breastfeeding) as told by our writers.} Before my first child was born, people would ask, “Are you going to breastfeed?” Which, besides being SUCH an inappropriate question, was (I thought) a […]

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