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Lactation Law 101

It seems like yesterday that I was dealing with it: still in a postpartum haze, picking up my briefcase, and heading back to the office a mere 12 weeks after my first daughter was born. I had a snazzy new Medela Pump in Style tote, which I slung over the arm that wasn’t carrying my […]

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How to successfully nurse and pump... and work full time

How to Successfully Nurse, Pump, & Work Full-Time

Can your nursing relationship survive while working full-time? Yes, it is possible!  I breastfed for a total of 4 years, which includes 12 months of pumping, while serving full-time in the United States Air Force.  After some reflection, I realized a lot of  lessons about being successful in the military can be applied to being a successful […]

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Perspectives on Parenting: In support of formula-feeding

Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child.  We at Alamo City Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of feeling guilty or judged for them!  We are continuing our series, Perspectives on Parenting, and this month we are tackling […]

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Perspectives on Parenting: Why it was important to me to nurse

Motherhood comes with a host of choices to make about what is best for you, your family, and your child.  We at Alamo City Moms Blog have a variety of moms who want to embrace these choices instead of feeling guilty or judged for them!  We are continuing our series, Perspectives on Parenting, and this month we are tackling […]

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Postpartum SHOCKERS!

I hope I’m not breaking some sort of woman code here, but there a few things my friends and I have experienced that might have been glossed over in the pregnancy and childbirth books.  (Or maybe I skipped those parts?)  I spent nine months prepping for BIRTH – this HUGE event – almost like a wedding!  Did I want […]

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There’s an App for That (and that, and that…)

“I don’t WANT Playdough;” “I don’t WANT breakfast,” my three-year-old asserts, using every cell in her body to stand her ground. The waitress, distracted with other customers, misses our ‘We’re ready to order’ eye contact, and Ilana kneels and curves her body back to ooze under the table, her familiar escape route to run rampant […]

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