It took me five years and a change of partner to conceive my daughter. She is a much wanted, much loved little girl who lights up my world.
When I conceived I went out and joined the Le Leche League. I wanted to gather as much information as I could about the relationship between child and mother before I gave birth, like so many. I read stories, I looked at natural birth, even though I knew that … Keep Reading!!!
By Katie Lowden
My name is Katie. I’m a momma and aspiring baker. I blog about my culinary adventures and my baby(mostly about my baby these days) over at thenightbakery.com.
My breastfeeding story doesn’t start with my baby. No, my story starts with a pump. My daughter was born with a previously undiagnosed heart defect called Ebstein’s Anomaly. She was unresponsive at birth. She spent four days in the NICU and was then transferred … Keep Reading!!!
By Julie Twedt
Looking back on our 26 month breastfeeding journey, there were so many pitfalls and challenges that I still to this day stand amazed we made it to this point. Today, my dear daughter and I enjoy a carefree, effortless, clockwork, nursing relationship. We’re old pros and despite how easily this comes to us now, breastfeeding continues to nourish both of our souls. Many ask if we have an ‘end date’ in mind. They want to know … Keep Reading!!!
By Paala Secor
I am currently tandem breastfeeding by two daughters, who are two and four-years-old, while 9 months pregnant. Am I the only one a little surprised by that statement? I’m in a place in my parenthood journey that I never thought I would be, a niche I didn’t even realize existed, much less was possible just a few years ago. So, because it is … Keep Reading!!!
By Kim Givens
I am currently breastfeeding my sweet 16 month old… 2 times a day, and as I lookback on the past 16 months, I sometimes think “how the heck did I survive this???”… for my journey isn’t the typical one. I know each breastfeeding story is different, especially because I’ve done it with 3 kids and it’s amazing, yet frustrating at the same time at how different it can be with each child.
With my first, I was … Keep Reading!!!
“I pray for the best for the Iraqi children…I can’t tell the difference between their kids and our kids. The Iraqi parents have the same care and compassion for their children as any American.” -Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt
This picture, taken in 2006, shows then Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt, superintendent of the 22nd Wing Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, holding an injured Iraqi girl.
The Iraqi child’s parents and siblings were killed by insurgents … Keep Reading!!!
By Jennifer Wagaman
My breastfeeding story is still being written. When I was pregnant with my first, I was nervous about breastfeeding, and my mother, who had successfully breastfed both me and my brother without issue, told me it was not a big deal. I listened to a lot of mainstream wisdom with my first born and ended up supplementing and subsequently fighting for my supply and in the end my daughter weaned herself at 9 months.
With my second … Keep Reading!!!
Breastfeeding with inverted nipples – impossible?
By Brieanna Rochea
I’m sharing my story in hopes that I can be an encouragement to mothers who
have flat or inverted nipples. All throughout my pregnancy I was worried that
I would be unable to nurse my daughter because of my flat nipples. I was so
worried that I had nightmares about it. When she was born she was immediately
placed on my abdomen. Her cord was short, so she was unable to … Keep Reading!!!
Eliza Wood Farnham (1815-1864) was already a big-time social reformer at the age of 29 when she was hired to become the matron at the famous penitentiary, Sing Sing (now known as Ossining Correctional Facility).
As a human rights activist, Farnham was appalled when she discovered prisoners were allowed to work and dine together, but in complete and total silence! This inhumane treatment had led to riots in the prison.
Farnham had enough of that. She first added beautiful curtains … Keep Reading!!!
By Hayley Norton
When I became pregnant, and even before, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my baby. I had always tended toward the “crunchy,” so it did not come as a surprise to my friends and family when I began the preparations for an epic breastfeeding journey. I signed up for the breastfeeding classes at my local hospital, bought the nicest breast pump, had my milk storage bags ready, the nursing pillow, the nursing bras, nursing covers (HA). I … Keep Reading!!!
“Rarely is a child feeding choice a matter of life or death, but in my child’s case, it sure was. Our daughter, Avery, was born at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1lb, 8oz. When I was unable to provide breast milk for my daughter during her time in the NICU, I was devastated. I knew that it was imperative that she receive breast milk in order to build her immunity and stay healthy in her fragile state, and felt helpless as … Keep Reading!!!
Tomyris lived during the 4th century and was queen of the Massagetae (modern-day Iran east of the Caspian Sea).
Her son, Spargapises, was head of her army, which may not have been the best place for him. As you will soon find out, Tomyris is about to go into a mama-bear rage.
You see, the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great decided he wanted to conquer Tomyris’ land. He started with a simple ploy: set-up camp and send her a … Keep Reading!!!