Posts Tagged "Breastfeeding"

Revealed: 10 Things That Happen Post Baby

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Revealed: 10 Things That Happen Post Baby

Once you have children, your world changes. At least mine did. And, when I speak to women, I find that no matter our color or background, we tend to share similar experiences. I engaged in a little girl talk on Mommy’s Open Diary facebook page and discovered the Top 10 Things that Happen After Having Children. Feel free to add to the list! 10. FAMILY Your extended family will get tired of babysitting. I’m not saying they won’t babysit, but prepare yourself for a few reluctant yes’ and your call going straight to voice mail. Girl Talk:  If you have no other choice,...

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Dear Breasts: A Mommy’s Open Letter

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Dear Breasts: A Mommy’s Open Letter

Dear Breasts, We’ve been avoiding eye contact, and I know it’s been awhile since we last spoke. Recently, we both said some things we didn’t mean. I guess we’ve always had a difficult relationship. As a teenager I put pressure on you to be someone that you weren’t in order for me to keep up with the other faster growing girls. I apologize for the time my mother caught me smearing you in Hellman’s mayonnaise because my friend Amber Scott told me this was the best way to make you grow. Needless to say, we were unable to make potato salad that night. It wasn’t until college that I...

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Hello Breastfeeding! I Gave You Three Months.

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Hello Breastfeeding! I Gave You Three Months.

I was adamant that I was going to breastfeed my son exclusively for the first 365 days of his life. I read every book you could imagine…Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, The Breastfeeding Book: Everything You Need to Know About Nursing Your Child from Birth Through Weaning and the list goes on. And, let’s not discuss the amount of online video clips I watched. Every time my husband walked passed me on the computer there was a titty on the screen. In my mind, there were NO other options. Breast milk is what my baby...

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