Undercover Mama: Alternative to Nursing Wardrobe (Giveaway)

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I can’t believe Baby O will be a year old next month. It’s safe to say that I will be meeting my nursing goal of one year. By the looks of things, we’ll more than likely go beyond that point. So, nursing bras are a must. But despite sporting the right undergarment, there are times […]

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Simple Wishes Review and Giveaway

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At ten months old, Baby O has been eating solids like a champ. But, he still prefers the breast hands down. I mentioned that to someone the other day and they gasped in disbelief? “You’re still nursing?” he asked. “Yeah,” I replied with a smile. However, in my mind I couldn’t help but feel slightly annoyed. Why […]

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How to Choose a Breast Pump That’s Right for You

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Nursing and pumping has become a huge part of my daily routine. That said, choosing the right breast pump is extremely important. I’m breastfeeding for a second time, and recently received pump number three. So, I consider myself somewhat of a breastfeeding and pumping connoisseur. I’ve shared tips and tricks to maintaining milk supply, and […]

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Pumping Made Easy With Lansinoh **Giveaway**

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Breastfeeding the second time around is definitely harder than the first time. When I gave birth to my daughter over three years ago, I was fully prepared for the whole nursing experience. I thoroughly did my research. There were a few hiccups along the way, but the experience was an overall success. After giving birth […]

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Why More Moms Should Want to Breastfeed

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I was fortunate to have breastfed Princess for two years. That was one of my main goals as a mom. I wanted to make sure that my baby received the best start. I’ve had conversations with other moms in the past about nursing, and quickly realized that it’s a hot button issue. I would never […]

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Cold Turkey

If my boobies could talk, they’d probably scream “enough already!”  They’ve been working overtime these past couple years and it’s time for them to retire.  That’s right!  They’re finally cutting off their milk supply completely. The original plan  was to breastfeed for a year.  I wasn’t quite sure if I’d make it that far, but […]

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Stop The Presses Beyonce Breastfeeds!

Beyonce with hBlue Ivy. Carter Family/Ed Burke for Beyonce.com/AP Photo Beyonce sparks public breastfeeding debate.  Whoop-ti-do!!  Apparently, the star was seen nursing Blue Ivy at a public restaurant.  I’m baffled that this is making national news.  Some people frown upon mothers choosing to nurse out in the open, and I don’t get it.  I’ve been […]

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Nursing Diaries (Part Seven)

“Change of Heart” I used to be one of those people who would get grossed out at the site of mother nursing her toddler.  Now that I’m a mom, I take it back.  Princess is 18 months and I can’t believe we’ve made it this far!  She still loves the boob and has no desire […]

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Nursing Diaries (Part Five)

Keeping My Milk Supply Up One of my biggest concerns as a nursing mom has been keeping my milk supply going strong.  I’ve spoken with so many moms who say they were unsuccessful at breastfeeding because they ran out of milk.  I didn’t want that to happen to me, so I consulted my doctor for […]

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Nursing Diaries (Part Four)

“Pumping At Work” As I mentioned in Part One, there isn’t always time to pump at work.  When there’s active weather, my job takes precedence.  Thankfully that’s not always the case.  I have a pretty understanding employer who allows me a place to express milk each day.  Some may feel they don’t have the opportunity […]

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Nursing Diaries (Part Three)

“Introducing the Bottle” As the saying goes: “You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you get your prince.”  Well my Princess had to drink from many bottles, before finding the right one. Within the first couple weeks of having my daughter nursing became second nature.  Getting up for nighttime feedings were tough, as you […]

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Nursing Diaries (Part Two)

“Nursing Around the Clock”After giving birth some moms may opt to have their newborns spend some time in the nursery, while they catch up on sleep.  But, I wanted my baby with me 24/7.  It wasn’t because I didn’t trust the hospital staff.  I wanted that time to nurse and bond with my baby.  It […]

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Nursing Diaries (Part One)

“The First Time My Daughter Latched On” Before having my little Princess, I knew I wanted to breastfeed.  Why?  For the obvious reason of course, to get my pre-baby body back! Duh!  But seriously, breast milk is the healthiest for any baby and it’s the most cost effective too.  But, I was a bit worried […]

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