Lactation Narration

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My first daughter, Munchkin, did not take a bottle. Even at daycare, even when I was back to work full-time. It was stressful at first, but it all worked out for us in the end. She reverse cycled and I nursed her on my lunch break. Her daycare teachers offered her bottles daily, though she [...]

This week at our La Leche League meeting, we had a “Weaning Party” for Munchkin.  I took a few minutes from the meeting and gave her two gifts: a little book that I made her which tells her nursing story with pictures through the years, and a milk pendant necklace.  The necklace has two little [...]

For most breastfeeding mothers who need (or choose) to go back to work (or school), the end of maternity leave is a stressful time.  You may be wondering if your baby will take a bottle or not, or whether she will come to prefer the bottle over you.  You may be wondering how you will [...]

This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Breastfeeding: Your Family History. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My mom doesn’t know if she was breastfed as a baby.  My grandmother died several years ago, and by the time I was breastfeeding my children, and my mom thought to ask about it, it was too late.  My mom [...]

Many people told me things like “Babies are smart enough to eat when they are hungry. If you let her get hungry enough, she will eventually take the bottle.”