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My Boobs Failed Me: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work

One of the things I never questioned about being a mom was my desire to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has so many benefits for mama and baby—it just seemed like a no-brainer. And even though I knew, intellectually, that my big boobs didn’t necessarily mean more food for my baby, it seemed like I had good equipment for […]

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I Tried And Thought I Failed: What They Don’t Tell You About Breastfeeding

I hear it in your voice, and can see it in your eyes. A “successful” breastfeeding mom asks “Did you breast or bottle feed?” You avoid eye contact, lower your head and whisper “I tried, and it just didn’t work. I didn’t make enough, had to supplement and my milk eventually dried up.” You avoid […]

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Breastfeeding and You

In lieu of World Breastfeeding Week, I can’t help but think about my own personal journey through breastfeeding my son. I had such nervous anticipation when the nurses handed him to me in the delivery room. Would he latch on? Would I know how to position him? I literally had no idea what I was […]

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