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I Did the Math. Breastfeeding IS a Second Full-time Job.

I recently saw a meme online that read, “Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours. A full-time job with 3 weeks of vacation is 1,960 hours.  Just a fun fact.”  Since my pump measures the number of hours that it has been used, I decided to run my own numbers.  I was especially curious […]

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Breast[milk]feeding is the Hardest thing I’ve Ever Done

My breastfeeding journey started out ahead of the curve.  My husband and I met with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) one-on-one weeks before giving birth.  We took a prenatal breastfeeding class, practiced feeding holds, learned about latches, and registered for breastfeeding supplies.  I even took a class about pumping for going back to […]

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What is a Lactation Consultant

This post created is in partnership with Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center.  Today we are proud to introduce you to Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC I have developed a strong understanding of successful breastfeeding through a combination of professional development and personal experience. My clinical experience first began as a social worker for at-risk new families in […]

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Co-Sleeping Saved my Sanity

Initially, we didn’t want to co-sleep I was very opposed to co-sleeping with my baby. Our bed was ours. We got a crib and a bassinet and it was very important for us to have our own separate spaces. Turns out I was wrong.  Benefits of co-sleeping (for my family) Warmth: Like most low-income families, […]

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I am Not Weaning my Two-year-old Yet and that is Fine

I am not weaning my toddler anytime soon My daughter turned two in late December and still asks for “boobs, please” often. And I am not planning on weaning her anytime soon. There are a lot of detrimental misconceptions about extended breastfeeding: tooth decay, spoiled children, biting. I’ve even seen people on the internet saying […]

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Lessons from the Hospital Bed: Bottles, Babies, and Breastfeeding

Being hospitalized after my cesarean section was one of the greatest learning moments in breastfeeding that I never chose to have. I know, it sounds like every mother’s dream, right? But seriously, let me explain. I’m a twin mom. An “advanced maternal age”, high-risk, IVF twin mom. My magical pregnancy was filled with needles, hormones […]

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