Why am I so passionate about breastfeeding? Well, I am amazed at how God created our bodies to bear and feed our babies. The more I learn about breast milk and breastfeeding in general, the more amazed I am. I certainly do not want to put moms down for using formula. I’ve had to use it. It is definitely a viable feeding option. I’m not a “Lactavist” who believes that formula is poison. I definitely feel that breast milk is best as science has proven, but I will not put down another mom for how she chooses to feed her babies. I have been criticized no matter how I have fed my son: nursing, formula feeding, bottle feeding breast milk – someone always has something negative to say. It’s time to stop tearing each other down as moms and it’s time to support each other in this difficult job called motherhood.
As I learned more about breastfeeding, I was amazed at how much wrong information is out there – even given by doctors. I want to take this little corner of the internet to put some correct information out there. If you have any questions, myths, or stories that you’d like to share, please email me at rediscoveringdomesticity @ gmail.com. I love featuring guest content and guest posts!
Here is my all-time favorite link about teaching breastfeeding and latch.
Here’s an explanation of Normal Newborn Behavior.
To view specific posts, click on the desired post below:
- Feeding Our Babies – overview of my thoughts on breastfeeding plus a comic
- How to Make Breastfeeding Fail
- My Favorite Breastfeeding Products
- Preparing to Breastfeed – a Joke
- Breastfeeding in Hot Weather
- My Freezer Stash
- What I Had Forgotten
- Breastfeeding – The Early Days
- Breastfeeding in Public – Vignettes
- Hot Topic – Breastfeeding with the TV on
- Dangers of formula feeding worldwide
- Breastfeeding in the Headlines and Booby Traps
- Breastfeeding, Co-Sleeping, and the Marriage Bed
- Don’t Love Each Moment of Breastfeeding? That’s OK!
- Should We Be Quiet for Fear of Offending?
- 10 Weeks Pregnant and Weaning
- Hospital Births and Breastfeeding
- Supply Problems/PPD – Could Your Thyroid Be To Blame? (I guest posted at Simply Rebekah)
- Myth – You Cannot Breastfeed While Pregnant
- Myth – It’s Natural Therefore It’s Easy
- Myth – You Cannot Donate Blood While Breastfeeding
- Myth – I Have Low Milk Supply
- Myth – My Baby isn’t Gaining Enough so I Need to Supplement with Formula
- Myth – I Am Too Large/Small Busted to Nurse
- Myth – I’m Pregnant and My Breasts Aren’t Leaking so I Won’t Be Able to Nurse
- Myth – All the Good Milk is Gone After 3-6 Months
- Myth – No Alcohol While Breastfeeding
- Myth- Breastfeeding Makes Breasts Sag
- Myth – I Do Not Eat Well So I Can’t Breastfeed
- Myth – Antibiotics TREAT Thrush
- Myth: When Breastfeeding Problems Arise, Call the Doctor
- Breastfeeding Making Babies Sick?
- Breastfeeding After Reduction – A Personal Journey
- Breastfeeding in the NICU: An Obtainable Goal
- Breastfeeding in the NICU: Things that Help
- Breastfeeding in the NICU: Things to be Wary Of
- 100 Months of Breastfeeding
External Links – Good Reads
- Why Mothers Kiss Their Babies
- Journey Through Breastfeeding and Visitation
- Beware of Holiday Weaning
- Doing it Right
- Breastfeeding Helped Heal the Rape Trauma
- The Benefits of Breastmilk Outweigh any Risks
- Co-sleeping/Not Co-sleeping: Unintended Consequences
- Is Bed Sharing With an Infant Right or Wrong?
- Breastfeeding and Anti-Epileptics
- How Often Do Newborn Babies Need to Breastfeed?
- Why Nighttime Breastfeeding is So Important
- Attachment Parenting International: Infant Sleep Safety (free downloads)
- Safe Sleep for You and Your Baby: A Guide for Breastfeeding Families
- Neonatal Jaundice: Yellow is a Color
- Changing How We Teach Breastfeeding
- Guide to Bottle Feeding (including safe formula use)
- Why Pumping Isn’t the Answer to Common Breastfeeding Problems
- The Science Behind an Infant Feeding Schedule
- Breasts, Breasts Everywhere… But Don’t Let Baby Drink (nursing toddlers)
- The Normal Newborn and Why Breastmilk is Not Just Food
- Alcohol and Breastmilk