When I became pregnant with my daughter I fantasized about breastfeeding her. I imagined myself in a sun-drenched, mossy field wearing a flower crown with a perfectly latched baby at my breast. I was resistant to buying bottles or a breast pump because I knew I wouldn’t need them. Other moms might need to pump and bottle feed, but not me. I had heard the stories about the difficulties of breastfeeding but that wasn’t going to be my experience. I had read every book that Ina May had written and I was ready for my magical, effortless breastfeeding experience. Continue Reading A Cross-Generational Exploration of Breastfeeding
from pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – a thank you note When this unsolicited thank-you note landed in our email, it literally brought us to tears. This note is everything. It’s why we do the work we do. We are so thankful to have such amazing lactation professionals like Grace on the boober platform. We asked Elyssa if it… Continue Reading From pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – A thank you note
The adjustments do not involve cracking or cranking, but rather soft intentional touches along the back, head, and abdomen that completely turned around my breastfeeding experience. Who knew that seeing a chiropractor would be key to making breastfeeding less painful? Having watched my wife nurse our first daughter with what seemed like endless ease, but also hearing the heart-wrenching challenges of low milk supply from my sister, I knew that breastfeeding could be both extremely rewarding and incredibly difficult. Continue Reading A chiropractor saved my nipples!
As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I started to daydream about the kind of parent I was going to be. Babywearing was part of my program. As a Millennial (I hate that word) mom with far too much information at her fingertips, I felt like I had to subscribe to some kind of parenting philosophy. Continue Reading How babywearing helped me and my baby
When I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to nurse. In my family which is a mixture of Hispanic customs and Jamaican beliefs, breastfeeding was dominant. No one in my family had ever spoken of formula feeding, though there was never anything negative said about it. Continue Reading Breastfeeding premature twins
This is my story of breastfeeding for almost two years, through my son’s long-undiagnosed tongue tie, months of being told my instincts about my son’s issues were wrong, revision of my son’s tongue tie, food allergies, working with multiple lactation support people until finding the amazing lactation consultant who recognized and helped me solve my breastfeeding problems and finally my… Continue Reading The Misunderstood Tongue Tie