I Did A Photoshoot To Commemorate Weaning I was around 18-19 wks when I decided to do a breastfeeding photoshoot because weaning was on the horizon.  I can feel it.  It is instinctual.  This session is meant to be...
Just before my son was born, I was teaching a group of inquisitive 3- and 4- year olds in an emergent curriculum classroom. Emergent curriculum means following the children’s interests in whatever topics of study they choose while we...
Going back to work after having a baby is totally daunting. There are so many new things to keep track of, like daycare drop-off and pick-up times, what to pack for daycare, and making sure that the daycare providers...
This time last year, I wrote a post about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT...
Extended Breastfeeding Deserves Support When we talk about World Breastfeeding Week, we have to include extended breastfeeding in the discussion. This is such an important topic because if more women feel supported, then it’s more likely that they will have...
When it came to breastfeeding, I was in the "what if you can" category, but I want to send an important message to my fellow moms: it is okay, more than okay, if you can't. Some women just can't... and...
It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and as a breastfeeding mother, I am absolutely celebrating. Because breastfeeding is super hard. I’m now breastfeeding my second son, and it’s much easier. But just two years ago, when I had my first baby,...
This week (August 25 – August 31) marks the 6th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week. You may be asking yourself why we need a Black Breastfeeding Week? How does race affect breastfeeding? I thought it was as simple as putting...
National Breastfeeding Month is still in full swing through August 31stso lets keep up the good work celebrating, promoting and normalizing breastfeeding.  Furthermore, we are celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week through August 31st to bring awareness to the benefits of Black...
I’m curious. Have you tried breastfeeding in public? Or do you want to… and then stop yourself out of shame, fear, or insecurities about what people around you will think?  You’re not alone, Mama. These days, intense controversy surrounds breastfeeding and...
Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to...
Five years ago I became a mom for the first time. Like most parents, I had compiled a list of advice on breastfeeding. From classes at the Breastfeeding Center, to lotions and tips on how to produce more milk....
You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance. A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition.  The Statistics with Breastfeeding...
Like so many others, I planned on exclusively breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my first child. I had seen my mom, aunts, cousins, and older sister nurse their children all my life, and without much thought, I knew...

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