Breastfeeding Older Children in Public, Part One

Do you care about whether a mother and older child are breastfeeding? Or do you care about whether a mother and older child are breastfeeding in public?   The first question is the important one as the financial and societal cost of not breastfeeding and the personal benefits to mother and child are arguably well-established.…

I Will Sleep When I Am Dead

This post is part of the first Humor in Parenting (and Breastfeeding!) Blog Carnival inspired by the anthology Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures in Breastfeeding, a collection edited by Rachel Epp Buller and published by Demeter Press in August 2013. The anthology looks at the lighter side of nursing. All of its contributors found something…

Strategies for D-MER while Tandem Breastfeeding

One of my favorite things about birthing at home is being able to snuggle in bed with my new baby(ies), my older children and my partner. My midwives take care of us physically, spiritually, and emotionally. I am treated like a birthing goddess while they are respectful of our family bonding space. The midwives make…

Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Two, Three?

Welcome to the Carnival of Weaning: Weaning – Your Stories This post was written for inclusion in the Carnival of Weaning hosted by Code Name: Mama and Aha! Parenting. Our participants have shared stories, tips, and struggles about the end of the breastfeeding relationship. *** I have been breastfeeding for over five years now. I…

Breastfeeding Quiets the Multiple Minds

I was feeling stupid in the middle of the room with martini-drinking, well-coiffed, pencil-skirted women. They had the vocabulary for our conversations readily available to them. I needed an extra tick or two just to recall non-child words for contemporary issues. And it was reflected on the faces of the women I was talking with.…

Guest Post at Little Hearts

Today, the wonderful L.R. Knost, author of Little Hearts book series, is sharing one of my posts about Breastfeeding in Public on her blog: Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. Please pop by and check it out. I’ve gone to the Dork Side About L.R.: L.R.Knost, author of Wisdom For Little Hearts children’s books, devotional guides, and parenting guides, is…