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.
As many of you know, I birthed a new baby this past July. No, not a real human baby, but a growing, evolving, bundle of joy podcast, called The Boob Group. Over the last 5 months, this new addition to my ‘family’ has truly begun to blossom and come into her own. And, since many of you haven’t had the privilege of meeting her yet, I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce her to you!
As many breastfeeding moms prepare for Hurricane Sandy and her aftermath, we wanted to share a fantastic article written by our friend, Katy Linda of Stylin’ Momma. Here’s all you need to know about what to do with your frozen breastmilk during a Hurricane, or any power outage for that matter. Our thoughts are with all of you on the East Coast who are bracing for this monstrous storm and hope Sandy is much weaker than expected.
Written by guest blogger, Andrea J. Blanco, IBCLC When my first son was a baby, he absolutely hated car rides. On a trip to the bookstore, I came across Dr. Seuss’ “All Aboard the Circus McGurkus!.” I read that book to him every day and soon came to find the only thing to keep him calm during those car rides was my reciting lines from the book.
Written by guest blogger, Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC Nursing a toddler is a confounding joy! He demands you sit. He does gymnastics and yoga while slurping your sweet nectar. Nursing is a great tool to calm a wild child or heal a skinned knee or a broken heart. These little people are growing rapidly. One day they are crawling, the next they are waddling toward the stairs or the dog food dish. One day they mumble “mama” and “gaga” and then they learn the power of “NO!!”