WBW 2016: 5 tips for a strong nursing relationship while working away from home

Editor’s note: Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals central to World Breastfeeding Week this year is a call for better workplace support of breastfeeding women. Certainly employers have a large part to play in meeting this goal, but women also need step up to advocate for themselves, their babies, and their right to express breastmilk while at work: It’s that day…the dreaded day that no new mother wants to face — the last day of Read More …

Thank you, La Leche League

Mary White, Edwina Hearn Froehlich, Mary Anne Cahill, Betty Wagner Spandikow, Viola Brennan Lennon, Mary Ann Kerwin, Marian Leonard Tompson — while these 7 names may not ring a bell, what they did has influenced so many lives all around the world. These 7 ladies founded La Leche League International (LLLI). It’s because of LLLI that we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week each year! La Leche League International is an organization that promotes breastfeeding. Its mission Read More …

Spring Mini Series Installment #1 – Baby Training and the Breast

Baby training stems from the idea that babies need to become independent as quickly as possible. It is beneficial to everyone involved if a baby conforms to some sort of schedule. The primary thought being that babies need to fit in to the family instead of the family flexing around the new child. The starting point for all this is generally eating, which is what this blog post will focus on. It is a commonly Read More …

AP while on vacation

We have just returned from a holiday which lasted 4 weeks. We have been to 4 countries, visited our extended families, went to the beach and stayed at 7 different places. I was a bit anxious that it would be too much for our 20 month old daughter but she handled it very well. We don’t need many things to keep our baby secure and content, even in unfamiliar places. Attachment parenting allows us to Read More …