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Common Concerns - Do I Have Mastitis?

Why is my breast so swollen??? Does your breast suddenly feel like it is going to explode, like a balloon, off of your chest? Does it hurt to breastfeed, yet you know you have to remove your milk ASAP? Are you starting to feel exhausted and lethargic... not something that can just be blamed on being a new mom? Sounds like you may have mastitis!

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Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work: Roundup 

With so many of my friends and breastfeeding support group mamas going back to work by the end of the year, I thought I would do a round-up of my favorite Going Back to Work articles (written by me, as well as some of my colleagues.)

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Toddler Nursing Part II – Toddler vs. Breastfeeding

In my previous post, we talked about some of the reasons why nursing a toddler can be a helpful transition for you and your little one. Dealing with a little person who has so many changes going on all at once can feel a lot like those battles in Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. Here are some suggestions for turning the tables on your little dinosaur or dinosaurette.

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Breastfeeding with Hypoplasia

Today, on the San Diego Breastfeeding Center blog, I'm honored to share Fakiha Khan's memoir about her battle with Insufficient Glandular Tissue. If you would like to submit your story as well, please email me at Thank you so much, Fakiha, for sharing your story with us! It's stories like yours that make me want to be the best mom I can be!

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Reminiscing About My Son's Birth

As I rested with my son, Ryan, tonight, I told him the story of the day he was born, exactly 6 years ago. How he entered this world so peacefully and beautifully and how grateful I am that he is my son. My eyes filled up with tears as I hugged his sweet little body, my heart feeling like it would explode right out of my chest. There are no words to fully describe the way I love this little guy and his birth was just the beginning.

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