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What to Expect - Breastfeeding

What to Expect When You Start Breastfeeding

I can still remember the exact moment when my first baby finally latched on successfully.  After 3 days of numerous lactation consultants visits, unsuccessful solo attempts navigated by Google, and an overwhelming amount of emotion, my sweet baby girl and I were finally breastfeeding! As a postpartum nurse, I had taught breastfeeding techniques and lessons […]

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How I Became a Milk Donor | Houston Moms Blog

How I Became A Milk Donor

When my oldest child was born prematurely, I dreamed of producing enough breast milk to be able to donate *even a little* to other preemies whose mothers couldn’t produce milk.  I pumped around the clock, but in the end was a “just enough” producer and could only provide for my daughter.  Then, unfortunately, “just enough” eventually […]

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Feeding Babies No More

Feeding Babies No More

I’m at the finish line. My last baby turns one in a few weeks, and I will breathe a sigh of relief and completion as the infant feeding chapter of my life comes to an end. Feeding babies has consumed my mental energy and emotions for much of the past six years, and I’m so […]

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Pumping & Driving - Featured

Pumping & Driving

Yes, that is me in the car next to you. The crazy weirdo dancing ridiculously while singing, “Billy Jean is not my lover…” But what you probably didn’t notice is that I am also pumping. Pumping and driving. Let’s just add the difficulty of breastfeeding to the ever growing list of difficult things about parenthood. […]

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Pumping Guide - Featured

A Step-By-Step Guide to Pumping

After my first baby arrived and I realized I wanted to detach myself from him at times, I scurried to the Internet with one burning Google search… “How to start pumping.” And you know what I found….NOTHING! I could not find any resources explaining the basic steps for how to begin pumping. How to start from […]

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