Yup, still nursing

It’s World Breastfeeding Week. With the exception of five months, I’ve been lactating for the past four years. I nursed my #1 son, who is now 4-years-old, until he was 2.5 and I currently nurse my #2 son (he is 15 months). Without knowing much about breastfeeding, I dived into it with my first son….

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International Babywearing Week 2011

  This week is International Babywearing Week. I was very surprised to see there was not an Oregon chapter of Babywearing International. I know what you’re thinking…start one up yourself! As far as I know, I am the first person in my family to babywear (and exclusively breastfeed, for that matter). When my #1 was…

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The Breast Milk Baby

I heard about this doll a few months back, so now I hear the company, Berjuan, (based in Spain) is releasing it in the U.S. market. All over the Net people are weighing in about it, saying everything from it sexualizes girls, it’s perverted, over-pushing motherhood, or it’s gross. My take? The only reason this…

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Weaning our toddler

I don’t really broadcast it, but I have done extended breastfeeding with our son. It’s great living in a state like Oregon, where different forms of natural parenting is the norm. It’s not a huge deal to see moms breastfeeding in restaurants, parks, clothing stores, wherever. And it’s not a big deal to see a…

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The case against bitterness

When I saw the title of this article, “The case against breast-feeding,” I thought: okay. I am willing to hear where this woman is coming from. So I read the article and realized this woman has some personal problems she is blaming breast feeding on. In my opinion, of course. Here is my re-cap of…

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Hayek’s goodwill deed

Well, everyone was going psycho over Salma Hayek breast feeding another woman’s child during her trip to Sierra Leone last week. In the article, Hayek said she did it for two reasons: because the baby was hungry (the mother had no milk) and to dispel the taboo of breast feeding in that part of Africa….

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