Category Archives: Formula

Why I am happy to be a Lactivist

There has been a lot of backlash the past decade about what lactivism or breastfeeding advocacy is and isn’t.  There is often the idea that being proud about breastfeeding is at the same time shaming or making other parents feel guilt. … Continue reading

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Cleanses, Toxins and Breastfeeding

A common discussion among friends and other moms I know is a concern regarding special dieting, detoxing and cleanses.  I have had moms ask me if it is safe to detoxify or cleanse while breastfeeding. I do not consider most … Continue reading

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Bottle feeding the breastfed baby… paced and baby-led bottles.

When I was pregnant for the first time, even though I planned on breastfeeding, one of the first things I thought about buying was bottles – I grew up in a bottle feeding culture after all.  I was planning on … Continue reading

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Blood in Baby’s Stool

Blood in Baby’s Stool? A discussion on gastrointestinal health, formula supplementation and questioning Seeing blood in a baby’s stool can be shocking and frightening for a parent.  Is there internal bleeding?  Is something causing damage to your baby’s esophagus or … Continue reading

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Preparing Infant Formula – Safe Water Guidelines

While writing this I am making a few assumptions first. First and foremost, I am assuming you know your baby, your body and your situation best.  I am assuming that you are knowledgeable about your choices for feeding your infant. … Continue reading

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Wanting to Breastfeed

Is there a RECIPE for Breastfeeding Success? One mom who has informed herself on breastfeeding and wants to breastfeed. One baby who has been born healthy and in their own time. Put them skin-to-skin in a biological nurturing position and … Continue reading

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Expressing Milk for Your Baby

It has been three years since Z was born so I feel I can share this all now.  We had a lovely homebirth in our tub followed by a week of hanging out in or near bed with Z.   … Continue reading

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