I didn't know what to expect when I first tried breastfeeding. While in the hospital with my firstborn, my milk took a long time to come in and the lactation consultant advised me to start pumping. Even though she was getting colostrum from pumping and nursing, I was worried that Abby wasn't getting enough to … Continue reading 10 Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply That Worked for Me
It's hard to believe, but my little Oscar just turned six months old. He is rolling over, trying to sit up, babbling constantly, chewing on everything, and will soon have three teeth popping through. He loves to eat, so much so that I have been struggling to keep up with his appetite. Up until just … Continue reading Supply and Demand
Baby Oscar is now six weeks old. I love having him lay all scrunched up in a ball on my chest. His smell and soft fuzzy head is intoxicating. This week he has even given me several early smiles (I swear they weren't gassy ones!) It has been wonderful staying home and snuggling with him … Continue reading Getting Used to Life with a Newborn Again
Initially, I took a slow and step-by-step approach to weaning Abby from breastfeeding. When that sort of came to a standstill I decided to take a leap and quit cold turkey; while not offering to nurse, I would not refuse if she asked. Today is day twelve of my full time weaning efforts. I am … Continue reading A Step in the Right Direction, a Weaning Update
I have slowly been working on weaning with Abby and I think we are almost done. I wanted to breastfeed for at least a year and this week Abby will be turning 20 months old, so we've really surpassed my hopes and expectations. Weaning hasn't been something that I have really been looking forward to, … Continue reading Working on Weaning
Lately mealtimes have become a struggle at our house. Abby used to be a fantastic eater but now I don't know what happened. She seems determined to see how much food she can get away with not eating. Unless the meal is scrambled eggs and sausage or pancakes with syrup she is not guaranteed to … Continue reading Why Do Mealtimes Have to be so Difficult?
The first request out of Abby's mouth when she wakes in the morning is for milk. She refuses a cup of cow's milk and wants to be breastfed. We have a routine when arriving home after I leave work and pick her up from daycare: before we even get the garage door shut she clamors, … Continue reading The Beginning of the End