Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding

Baby E and I are 10 months into our breastfeeding story…journey…saga…whatever you want to call it so I thought it was time for an update. Instead of just telling you how amazing it is, because it definitely is, I wanted to explain it with a little humor. So thank you Jimmy Fallon for pros and…

My Breastfeeding Essentials

We are just about to the 8 month mark for breastfeeding. This time around has been so much easier and more enjoyable. I’ve established a pretty solid supply and baby has formed her own little eating schedule. The early months consisted of LOTS of feeding on demand and cluster feeding. All that couch time and…

Breastfeeding Tips & Tricks

Breastfeeding is hands down the hardest thing I’ve done in my life. The amount of time and dedication needed is insane. Your entire day is planned around your baby’s eating schedule. Breastfeeding my second baby was much easier than my first. Not because breastfeeding was ‘easy” I just had more knowledge and trusted my body…

Top 3 Drinks for Breastfeeding Moms

Hydration is KEY in any successful breastfeeding journey. Water is BY FAR the best option, but can get old quick! Especially if you are a big pop drinker or enjoy something with flavor. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite drinks that keep me hydrated, taste good, are good for baby, and some…

5 Ways To Boost Your Pumping Sessions

Pumping was the most stressful part of my first experience with breastfeeding. The second time around has been far less stressful, still difficult at times, but definitely better. Here are 5 of my best tips to make the most out of each pumping session and get more milk! HYDRATE. Water is key to making milk….

Easy Lactation Shake Recipe

I’ve pinned hundreds of lactation shake recipes and haven’t tried a single one. I have neither the motivation or time to get the blender out, chop the fruits and veggies, make a shake, and then clean the blender. That sounds like an excuse but here is a recipe that’s way easier. You’ll Need: UpSpring Milk…

8 Best Breastfeeding Snacks to Increase or Support Milk Supply

First off, I’m not a doctor. I’m not a lactation consultant, I’m just a mom, who has successfully breastfed two healthy babies. My first time breastfeeding was at best, good. My second time breastfeeding has been amazing! Ton’s of research, trial and error, and preparation definitely made a huge difference with baby number two. Food…

Breastfeeding is HARD.

Breastfeeding is one the most rewarding yet difficult experiences a mother can have. In November of 2010 I welcomed my first daughter. I knew from the second I found out I was pregnant that I was going to breastfeed. It was something instilled in me throughout childhood watching my mother breastfeed my younger sister. In…