Month: November 2017


Learning to Read Your Baby

Friday, November 17, 2017

Esther Schiedel I overheard a conversation in the locker room of my fitness center—two older women were talking, and one woman said, “With a bottle you know how much the baby is getting.” I’ve heard that statement before. I was tempted to say something, but I didn’t know the women and thought my comments might … Read More

Oversupply: Gift or Curse?

Friday, November 17, 2017

Leigh Anne O’Connor, IBCLC   “Milk Goddess” “Fountains of Glory” “Lucky Mama” References to making more milk than you need may make you feel like having an oversupply is a gift. Seemingly, it is a great way to be able to build a freezer stash, share some milk with your friends, or donate to the local milk bank. It is … Read More

Breastfeeding With Birth Injuries: My Story of Love and Endurance

Friday, November 17, 2017

Larissa Ushizima Breastfeeding is a learning process for both mother and newborn. Time, knowledge, patience, and love are needed to overcome the discomfort of the early days, until both mother and baby finally get the hang of it. I went through the learning journey while diagnosed with two birth injuries and having four major surgeries. … Read More


Friday, November 17, 2017

Rachel Bower   You sat on the sofa and watched tears leak as I told you I am a milk machine – I can only offer this, everyone says put him down, he cannot be hungry, my blood turns the milk pink, I can offer nothing else. You said milk is what he needs, you … Read More