Tag: nursing

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…

Frozen Breastmilk: How to Fly Cross Country and Keep Your Breastmilk Frozen

Frozen Breastmilk: How to Fly Cross Country and Keep Your Breastmilk Frozen

When we made our most recent move, I had to transport 400 ounces of pumped breastmilk.  After many hours of research, I determined the most efficient way to transport milk via plane.  It wasn’t using dry ice.  It wasn’t shipping it via a next day…