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When Baby-Led Weaning Doesn't Work

When Baby-Led Weaning Doesn’t Work

Every now and then then I wistfully reflect on my breastfeeding experience with my two sons, now ages seven and five. Recently, my memories of lullabies and rocking chairs came to a screeching halt when I thought about one breastfeeding issue that most women don’t give much thought to: weaning. When my seven-year-old was first […]

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Breastfeeding for the Working Mom

Breastfeeding for the Working Mom

I was at lunch with a fellow attorney (and mommy) a couple of weeks before returning to work from a four-month maternity leave when she leaned in, winked, and said conspiratorially, “I’ll bet you’re excited to be done with breastfeeding!” Breastfeeding is such a personal decision. Breastmilk has proven benefits, but that said, I’ve known […]

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Ella's Story

Dining Out with Multiple Food Allergies: Ella’s Story

As moms, we have an innate need to nourish our children as we see best fit. And when we can’t, it really stinks. When my twins were born six weeks premature weighing four pounds and without the sucking reflex, I watched them eat through feeding tubes. It was heartbreaking to watch machines do what was […]

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Extended Breastfeeding: The Normal Behind Nursing an Older Child

As a lactation consultant, childbirth educator and doula, I rarely discussed how long I breastfed. Students and clients knew I’d passed American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] and the World Health Organization [WHO] initial recommendations. Both recommend exclusive breastfeeding the first 6 months of an infant’s life. AAP recommends breastfeeding for a year and then, as […]

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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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Bottle-feeding my daughter in the NICU on my very first Mother's Day

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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