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

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... Read more →

Breastfeeding Experiences 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... Read more →

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... Read more →

Join the August Carnival of Breastfeeding: Prepared for Life

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. Read more →

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

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 thaan 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. Read more →

Join the June Carnival of Breastfeeding - Nursing in Public

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 :) Read more →

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

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 much to me. It was simply something some mothers did. I thought it was a lovely thing to see but it was never something I thought about too 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. Read more →