The End Of A Breastfeeding Era

December 11, 2013

A little over three weeks ago Mazen and I had our final nursing session. It was simultaneously a huge deal and a piece of cake. About a month prior, I had dropped down from 4 feedings a day to 1 over the course of a few weeks. Our only nursing session was first thing in […]

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The Road To Weaning

October 8, 2013

Baby KERF has slowed down since I have less time to blog these days. I also don’t have as much to say as I did in Mazen’s early months. But one topic I have been itching to write about for weeks is weaning. I am now only nursing once per day, we are getting very […]

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Reading List Erased

June 25, 2013

I was going through my Kindle app the other day (long time, no see!) and saw that I still had lots of books on baby sleep and breastfeeding. And then I realized I would never read them. How amazing that we are on the other side – success! So I deleted them with joy. Several […]

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Breastfeeding: Large & In Charge

January 21, 2013

Before I became a mom, I used to hear women say: “Breastfeeding is hard!” I never really understood what they meant. I knew that nipple soreness is a common problem in the beginning, and I knew that some women have trouble with supply and others are away during the day and have to pump a […]

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Hours Of Milk

December 19, 2012
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Remember the Baby Connect app? It was SO helpful for the first few weeks when my brain was mush and we were nursing, napping and changing diapers nonstop. I quickly stopped tracking diapers (there were plenty!) and slowly stopped tracking his sleep. There are two things I still keep track of: nursing and nighttime sleep. […]

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Breastfeeding: Angry Bird In A Swamp

September 30, 2012

My mom used to say that in the early days of raising us girls she slept in a swamp. Before having Mazen, I didn’t quite get what could be so….damp….about nursing. Now I get it!! My perception of breastfeeding before actually doing it was like an on/off switch – if your baby suckled, milk came […]

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34 Weeks: Breastfeeding Class

July 23, 2012
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Last week Matt and I attended a breastfeeding class put on by our hospital. Breastfeeding is probably the part of motherhood I am the most excited about. I think because it’s the epitome of bonding between mother and baby. And I say this a lot, but I’m ready to put my breasts to use!* Heck, […]

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