Preparing to Breastfeed Again | Happy Mom Musings

Preparing to Breastfeed Again, with IGT

Last time I was pregnant, I did some breastfeeding preparation (see breastfeeding class 1, and class 2), but I never imagined the struggle that it would be.  This time, I know what to expect from my body before-hand and have done more research on how to address my specific issues, namely insufficient glandular tissue.  (See…

The End of Our Breastfeeding Journey | Happy Mom Musings

The End of Our Breastfeeding Journey

We have not been breastfeeding for several months now.  Honestly, writing about it makes me a bit sad, so I was putting off this post, but I want to share the end of our story with you.  Before Tiny One was born I intended to breastfeed her for 1-2 years, until she self-weaned.  However, after…

Breastfeeding Support

Embarrassed, a poem by Hollie McNish is going viral – I already posted it to my facebook (sorry facebook friends, you will be seeing it twice!) – and for good reason.  She cleverly and powerfully expresses what many women feel when they try to breastfeed in public.  I post this not only for those of…

Breastfeeding Update: Flow Preference

We are now five months into our breastfeeding journey.  If you missed the beginning of our story, you can read about it here.  It is still a struggle, and we don’t quite have a rhythm, but my attitude towards it is different and I think we have more good days than bad now.  On a…

Insufficient Glandular Tissue and Increasing Milk Supply

What is insufficient glandular tissue? Basically, it is when a woman does not have enough milk-making (glandular) tissue in her breasts.  She may produce little milk, and some women don’t produce any.  Her breasts may be any size as the breast also contains fatty tissue and may be comprised of mostly fatty tissue (small breasts…

Breastfeeding Challenges

Note: this post is about breastfeeding and, therefore, includes explicit discussion of breasts.  If this makes you squeamish, don’t read this post! I prepared for breastfeeding.  I knew that there would be a learning curve getting her to latch properly, that it would be tiring feeding her every 2-3 hours, that my nipples might be…

Breastfeeding Class: Part 2

Here is the continuation of my post on the breastfeeding class I attended. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.  After covering the basics of Mother-led latching, we practiced some different positions with teddy bears!  (Well, we didn’t practice the lying down position, but she suggested we ask about it in the…

Breastfeeding Class: Part 1

I was recently fortunate enough to attend a free class at The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington.  I heard about The Breastfeeding Center from my doula and was invited by one of the other woman from our birth class to attend their Breastfeeding Basics class with her.  The class was absolutely wonderful and from my…