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.Read More
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.Read More
Aagh! I can’t believe my baby is almost one and a half! It really does go by too fast. I know this is something parents say all the time, but it’s the truth. Breastfeeding hasn’t always been easy, but I am so proud of me and my little one that we’ve made it this far. […]Read More
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:Read More
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 […]Read More
That’s right, I have been breastfeeding my baby for 13 months! I am now extended breastfeeding my little. What is extended breastfeeding? It means breastfeeding past infancy. It’s commonly used in the US to describe mothers who breastfeed babies past the age of 12 months. Although, it’s not a great way to describe breastfeeding past […]Read More