Breastfeeding Toddler Update + How to Deal With the 15 Month Sleep Regression

I’m not gonna lie, this month has been tough. I try not to pay much attention to all the hype around “leaps” and “regressions.” Why? Because I don’t want the expectation that my baby is going to be fussy and have multiple night wakings just because he is “x” months old. Expecting night wakings and expecting extra clinginess ensures that it will actually happen because as the time ticks away we wait nervously and anxiously for the regression to start. Our baby senses our anxiety, which in turn gives them anxiety. Thus, a regression or leap or sleep suck or whatever the heck you want to call it.

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Solidarity for Moms Who Say NO to Cry-it-Out

You are not alone. It’s okay that your baby doesn’t self soothe. It’s okay that your baby isn’t independent. It’s okay that your baby needs you to fall asleep and even to stay asleep. It is okay to say NO to cry-it-out.

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Breastfeeding Update Months 26-30: A DITL of a Nursing Toddler

Another milestone this week- 30 months of breastfeeding my toddler! I seriously can’t believe I’ve made it this far. Well, then again it’s not that unbelievable if you’ve ever met my little boob obsessed munchkin. His persistence and determination is unmatched. So, what is it like to breastfeed a 30 month old toddler?

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Breastfeeding Update: Month 22-23 + When Will I Wean?

Guys, I am so excited. Only one more month until that two year mark. That magical number the WHO recommends. This was my ultimate breastfeeding goal. Although, next month I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune because my baby is turning two! Such mixed emotions.So, what’s new this month?

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Breastfeeding Months 18-20 Update + Dealing With a Nipple Twiddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is like trying to fill up a moving car’s gas tank – if the driver of the moving car is a circus clown with a heavy foot, and somehow the car can fly and jump and flip (basically it’s a spaceship), and also if the gas pump is your nipple. Also, also if the circus clown can reach his arm out of the moving car/spaceship to touch and twiddle and pinch your other nipple.

Not the best analogy, but you get the picture. Breastfeeding a toddler isn’t always easy. And this is the stage of toddler breastfeeding my little and I are in – wiggling, squirming, twiddling, and playing.

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Babywearing + My Fave Carriers

After baby number three, I realized the only way to accomplish anything on my to-do list and keep my baby content is by babywearing. But I’ve also realized there is a bit of a learning curve, and it’s not always as easy as some moms make it look.
I am by no means a babywearing expert, but I’m a mom who loves babywearing and I hope that sharing my experiences will help other moms enjoy it as I much as I do.
Here are some tips that helped me figure out babywearing:

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Breastfeeding Month 14: Yes, It’s Still Beneficial!

Yesterday, I was that one weird mom trying to inconspicuously nurse her acrobatic toddler in the corner of the science museum. My toddler was squirmy, fussy, overstimulated, and overtired. Breastfeeding is the only way to help him when he’s in this state – so that’s what I did. Maybe I wasn’t that “weird mom,” but […]

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I Breastfeed in Public (and Why Most People Don’t Care)

I am breastfeeding in public as I write this- in my two-piece bathing suit at an indoor water park. My family and I are spending the day here at Great Wolf Lodge enjoying some fun and family time, poolside. My two older kids are running around, going down all the water slides, and now my […]

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