Those who know me know that while I love my toddler, I am not a fan of mainstream "mommy" culture. I don't like my home to look like the inside of a daycare, and I'm not into dressing like a frumpy cupcake. So, when I began my search for a baby carrier/baby sling for my soon to … [Read more...] about How to Pick the Best Baby Sling for Nursing
Nursing Under the Influence: Legal Pain Killers and Infant Death
Trigger: this article has the potential to emotionally disturb sensitive individuals. This week, Stephanie Greene, 39, of South Carolina was charged with the murder of her six-week old baby girl. According to the Daily Mail, "A toxicology report revealed baby Alexis had a … [Read more...] about Nursing Under the Influence: Legal Pain Killers and Infant Death
For the Love of Common Sense: Smoking and Nursing is Not “Okay” (or Recommended!)
My renewed interest in this topic is thanks to reader "aldestrawk", who posted the following comment responding to KellyMom Strikes Again: Smoking and Breastfeeding:You seem to have a very strong opinion on breastfeeding and smoking. You should know though that the American … [Read more...] about For the Love of Common Sense: Smoking and Nursing is Not “Okay” (or Recommended!)
Should I Use Breast Milk to Treat an Eye Infection?
"Ha! There is no squirting milk in her eye! You are ridiculous! I am gonna go out on a limb here and say you must be first time mom that rushes your child to the dr for everything! Thanks for the laugh though!" The above quote is a recent attempt to shame me for suggesting … [Read more...] about Should I Use Breast Milk to Treat an Eye Infection?
Postpartum Weight Loss: You Just Have to Get Over It
Once again, I feel as though I have to apologize for what I'm about to say. But it has to be said. And it's the truth. Your pre-pregnancy body? It died. The sooner you grow up and grieve the loss of the old you, the better. Because all the diets and sweat sessions won't change … [Read more...] about Postpartum Weight Loss: You Just Have to Get Over It