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Part Two of Coming Back From a Breastfeeding Break: 5 Tips to Begin Breastfeeding Again

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Yesterday, I shared my experience with taking a breastfeeding break due to breast abscesses. And because I know there are moms out there in similar situations who want to keep breastfeeding but may feel helpless, today I wanted to share some tips. It’s important to realize that if your milk dries up …
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Part One of Coming Back From a Breastfeeding Break: Breast Abscesses

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I spent most of my first pregnancy worrying about labor and birth. I knew I wanted to breastfeed and wasn't worried that it would be difficult. After all, it’s a very simple process, isn't it? Your body makes the milk, your baby drinks it, and you’re all good. Right? Unfortunately for me, …
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Breastfeeding in Public: A Funny Tale of Two Types

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With the second child, it's definitely true that you're a whole lot more laid back about everything. You don't seem to fret quite as much, and you don't sweat the small stuff. I recently saw this very funny video, comparing the shy first-time breastfeeding mom to a seasoned mom of two who will …
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Our Reaction to the Time Magazine Cover

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you have seen, heard about and have an opinion on the breastfeeding cover of Time magazine. My initial reaction when I saw the cover was that they were certainly looking to stir the pot. And stir they did. The headline, "Are you Mom enough? Why attachment …
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When Weaning Leads to Depression

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This week on Fit Bottomed Mamas, we're raising awareness of postpartum depression. Today, Joanna Goddard over at Cup of Jo shares her story of depression that struck as she was weaning her son. I'd been following the blog Cup of Jo for awhile. When I came across a post that struck such a chord …
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