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While I’m bonding with my new little one, enjoy this roundup of posts by moms around the blogosphere. If you have a post that would fit into this category you would like to share, feel free to leave a link to it in the comments!
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♦ Monica of The Shopping Mama shares her struggles trying to breastfeed a baby with severe reflux. This is something I hadn’t considered – having a baby who had problems nursing – because Emma had no trouble from the get-go. But I’m so glad Monica shares her story because I know she’s not alone, and many frustrated moms have tried to breastfeed and given up for reasons like these. And it helps others to understand that it’s not easy for every mom! If you’re interested, she also has two more great posts on breastfeeding (she’s a wealth of information!): Pumping at Work and Breastfeeding Success The Second Time Around.
♦ Annie of Mama Dweeb has two terrific posts on breastfeeding: First, her experience nursing her newborn baby girl, Lucy. Then, she talks about breastfeeding being painful and how we need to support new moms and encourage them when they first start out, not bully them!
♦ Love this ABC’s of Breastfeeding post by The Mom Ami! She goes through the entire alphabet, starting with A (“Ask for Help”) and ending with, of course, Z (“Zillions of dollars couldn’t buy what bond you create with you baby by breastfeeding!”).
♦ This compilation of Bad Breastfeeding Advice Given to Moms was gathered from a forum and was made by many moms who received and learned from it. Definitely worth reading through!
♦ This is really a thought-provoking and encouraging article by a mom who has been through it: Preparing to Breastfeed After Breast Surgery. There are even support groups for moms who want to breastfeed after surgery!
♦ How does your spouse feel about your breastfeeding? Is he supportive? Here’s an article to send your significant other: 5 Ways Partners Can Support Breastfeeding Moms.
♦ Jen at My Boss is Teething talks about the correlation between breastfeeding, solid food, and allergies that develop in babies. This is an interesting topic and brought about some great responses from readers, too! Read it here: Breastfeeding and Solid Foods – Has the Conventional Wisdom Changed?
♦ At The Eco Chic, Callie talks about weaning her little girl from breastfeeding at age 2, and how different it was from weaning a child at age 1. I loved hearing how she soothed her daughter when she wasn’t feeling well (a time she would naturally nurse) by letting her lay her head on her tummy. Read the post here: Weaning At Age 2.