December Carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding and the Holidays - How to Take Care of Yourself

Breastfeeding at Christmas Welcome to the December Carnival of Breastfeeding. This month's theme is all about looking after yourself during the holiday season. As usual, posts from fellow bloggers will be added to the end of my post throughout the day as and when they arrive! 

Looking After Yourself During the Holidays: 7 Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

Looking after yourself as a breastfeeding mother during the holiday season is no mean feat. What with all the house decorations, food preparations and gift-buying, it can be hard to find the time to sneeze, never mind anything else.

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Join the December Carnival of Breastfeeding: How to Take Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Join the December Carnival of Breastfeeding!

With Christmas almost upon us it's apt that the December Carnival of Breastfeeding will focus on how to take care of yourself during the holidays.


As usual, when considering posts to include, we're looking for: 

  • Well written and grammatically correct posts.
  • Posts which are thoughtful and on topic. 
  • Posts from blogs that are on topics that are of interest to readers of breastfeeding blogs (parenting, breastfeeding, etc.)

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Breastfeeding Experiences in the Hospital

Breastfeeding in the Hospital Welcome to the November Carnival of Breastfeeding. This month we're looking at breastfeeding experiences in hospital so make sure to check out all the other posts listed below.

I know when I was breastfeeding my first baby I was woefully unprepared for what lay ahead. However, as I stayed for three nights I had plenty of opportunities to ask for help. However, this is not always the case and many mothers now leave hospital within just a few hours of their baby's birth meaning ongoing breastfeeding problems can be disastrous and lead to mothers quitting prematurely.

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Join the November Carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding Experiences in the Hospital

Join the November  Carnival of Breastfeeding!

The November Carnival of Breastfeeding will focus on Breastfeeding Experiences in the Hospital.

As usual, when considering posts to include, we're looking for: 

  • Well written and grammatically correct posts.
  • Posts which are thoughtful and on topic. 
  • Posts from blogs that are on topics that are of interest to readers of breastfeeding blogs (parenting, breastfeeding, etc.)

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October Carnival of Breastfeeding: What I Wish I'd Known Then

Welcome to the October Carnival of Breastfeeding. This month the theme is What I Wish I'd Known Then. 

Don't forget to check out all the other fantastic posts at the bottom of the page!

Here's mine:

15 Breastfeeding Facts I Wish I'd Known as a First Time Breastfeeding Mum

Breastfeeding questions 

  1. When I first became a mother I wish I'd known that breastfeeding would be exhausting but oh so worth the tiredness.
  2. I wish I'd known just how much satisfaction I would feel from being able to instantaneously sate my baby's hunger.

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Join the August Carnival of Breastfeeding: Prepared for Life

World breastfeeding week 2009 Join the August  Carnival of Breastfeeding!

The August Carnival of Breastfeeding will be based on the La Leche League's World Breastfeeding Week theme: Prepared for Life. 

"This year we focus on supporting women in their efforts to do what is most important for the health and survival of their children even during emergency situations.

  • Being able to continue breastfeeding even during an emergency can bring comfort and a sense of normalcy even in the most stressful situations.
  • Breastfeeding can continue even when an emergency interferes with the family’s established food supply. Situations that would otherwise be devastating for families that rely on sufficient funds for and access to formula, sanitation for feeding supplies, and refrigeration are no cause for alarm when the established food supply for the baby is mother’s milk.
  • A breastfed baby is better prepared to deal with health challenges, avoiding some medical emergencies."

Have you a story to share that fits the bill above? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were thankful your baby was being breastfed because otherwise her life may have been compromised? For example, during a natural catastrophe when fresh water was hard to access, in a breakdown when no help was immediately available, during a severe illness when your baby needed all the help he could get, after the birth of your preemie who required breastmilk to save her life? If so, we'd love to hear it.

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Nursing in Public - What's a Breastfeeding Mother to Do!! - Carnival of Breastfeeding

Nursing in public Welcome to the Carnival of Breastfeeding! Nursing in public is this month's theme and there have been absolutely loads of contributors for this one! They're all listed below and will be updated throughout the day as they become available. Without further ado, here's mine:

Nursing in Public - What's a Breastfeeding Mother to Do!

Nursing in Public... oh just the very the thought of it filled me with dread.

What if someone was offended and made a big scene? What if some school kids started giggling and pointing at me? What if I caused someone other than myself to get dreadfully embarrassed? What if my baby was making a great big fuss and I started leaking all over the place? What if I just couldn't do it? 

So many what ifs, so much to worry about and no idea what to do about it all.

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Join the June Carnival of Breastfeeding - Nursing in Public

Nursing-in-public Join the June  Carnival of Breastfeeding!

The June Carnival of Breastfeeding will be based on the theme Nursing in Public. Have you a story you'd like to share about your experiences of breastfeeding in public? Were you comfortable nursing in public, and if not, how did you get around it? What tips have you got for mums who find the idea a bit scary? How did other people react to you breastfeeding your baby in a public place? How did you respond to comments good or bad? Whatever your experiences, we'd love to hear about them :)

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May Carnival of Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding made me the mother I am

Mama milk cover-200 Welcome to the May Carnival of Breastfeeding. It's personal stories this month and we have some beautiful stories to share. They'll be added as they become available so remember to check throughout the day!

Breastfeeding made me the mother I am

Along time ago, when I was a girl, breastfeeding didn't mean all that much to me. It was simply something some mothers did. I thought it was a lovely thing to see but I thought about much.

These days I look back and see that breastfeeding has played a life-changing role in my life.

From the moments after the birth of my first daughter nine years ago when she attempted her first sleepy latch, to the end of my time as a breastfeeding mother just 20 months ago, I can honestly say breastfeeding is one of a handful of decisions I have taken on my life's journey that I  have never once regretted.

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