Tag: nursing

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Nursing Your Infant

How to Keep Your Toddler Busy While Nursing Your Infant

Ok, if you have followed this blog for any time, you know I can be pretty Type-A. I love to plan ahead and always be prepared. Sometimes it works out in my favor, other times it doesn’t. As I prepared for Bambino’s arrival, Chulengo was 

Nursing Gear Must-Haves

Nursing Gear Must-Haves

If you have been following this blog for any length of time, you will know that Chulengo and I have had our challenges during our 19-month nursing journey. I am so thankful that we have made it this far, as nursing has helped in so 

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

Getting Through A Nursing Strike

This past week was one of the toughest emotional weeks since Chulengo was born.  He was sick and had Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.  He didn’t want to eat or drink anything.  When the poor guy would swallow food, he would screech in pain.  I knew 

Crucial Breastfeeding Advice for Expectant and New Mamas

Crucial Breastfeeding Advice for Expectant and New Mamas

Let me preface this note with this:  when it comes to feeding your baby, you have to do what is right for you.  If breastfeeding works for you, Great!  If formula feeding works for you, Great!  There is no shame in doing what you feel 

How to Keep Breastmilk Frozen for 14+ Hours While Traveling

How to Keep Breastmilk Frozen for 14+ Hours While Traveling

During our most recent move, I had to figure out how to transport 400 ounces of pumped, frozen breastmilk.  After many hours of research, I found the most efficient, and cost-effective, way to transport milk via plane.  It wasn’t using dry ice.  It wasn’t shipping