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Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Wrap Up of Our Journey

I just looked up the last post I did for Tuesday's Tastes. It was in May and we were at 15 months of nursing! Reading that post brought tears to my eyes. Addy will be 18 months old soon and I have admitted that I had moments when I was ready for her to wean, however, I wouldn't make that choice for her. I wanted HER to be ready and her to decide when our journey was complete. Since I last wrote about our journey, she's really only nursed a few … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A 15 Month Nursing Update

Did you read that title? That's right ladies....as of Monday we will be at 15 months of nursing!! I know, almost a week left, but I am confident we'll make it. Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I haven't been posting every week like this meme originally started. Our journeys haven't changed a lot so we don't want to bore you with the same ole facts but we do want to keep this meme going along with our journey so we'll still post on … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base with a Comic

Breastfeeding Comic

Well, it's a bit of a late Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base and I found a cute and funny comic to share since Courtney and I just wanted to share a smile with our breastfeeding readers this week! Sad to say, but this is all too familiar!!!  HAHA! Ok, so our house isn't THIS bad, but sometimes it FEELS like it is! Tuesday's Tastes Comic Week Kinda reminds me of last week when I had an hour notice that hubby's sister was going to stop by! … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Weaning – Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base

Weaning is a tough choice no matter who makes that decision. Many women ask the question "when is it time to wean my baby?" Although the answer to that really comes down to a personal choice, it is recommended to exclusively breastfeed for at least six months, and to breastfeed in combination with foods until baby is one year old. With my oldest son, I decided when to wean and that happened a bit earlier than I wish looking back. It happened … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base Our Updates

Fresh News Updates

We try to do a post around once a month to update you on our personal breastfeeding journeys. We want to share our struggles, we want to share our successes and every part of our amazing journeys. This month's update is kind of bittersweet for me. Baby Addy and I have made it 11 months and two weeks exclusively breastfeeding. This is the farthest I've ever made it exclusively. At about 11 months, one week we had to start transitioning LA to … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Inspiration

Welcome to another week of Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base! This week we want to share inspiring stories about our start in breastfeeding. Who inspired you to start breastfeeding? What inspires you to keep going? The obvious reason is our kids, but many of us have something deeper. Let's talk about that. Wow, did I really just come up with that? Hmmm, now I have to figure out the answers. LOL ....well, as far as a person inspiring me to … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Laugh

Breastfeeding Comic

It's a late edition of Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base! Courtney at Joy of Momma Joyner and I are trying to get back on schedule after the busy holidays and this week we wanted to share a comic with you to hopefully put a smile on your face! Enjoy! HAHA!!  Some times I feel like this! ;)  Be sure to stop by and see what Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner has to make you smile! Happy Nursing Mamas! <3   … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Funny and Some Fast Facts

Breastfeeding Cows

This week Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base is just a bit entertaining! We want to put a smile on your face with a comic and/or give you some interesting fact about nursing. Be sure to stop by and see what Courtney at Joy of Momma Joyner has in store for you, too! :) Happy Nursing! Some interesting facts I found: Almost three-quarters of mums produce more milk with their right breast no correlation to being right or left handed, just … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – How Does Breastfeeding Affect Your Welfare?

Here we are at Tuesday again and with Tuesday comes one of my favorite weekly posts: Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base! You all know I am passionate about breastfeeding and I love talking about it. This week Courtney at Joy of Momma Joyner and I will be discussing how breastfeeding affects our welfare. Not only breastfeeding though, how other parenting things affect our welfare too! So mama, get your thoughts out and if you are a blogger, post … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Mastitis

This week we wanted to talk about something serious for the Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base topic. We know it's important to share all aspects of breastfeeding and to share what knowledge we do have and to support one another in topics that may arise. Although I've thankfully never dealt with mastitis, I have heard it can be a rather difficult part of the breastfeeding journey. Mastitis is a breast infection in the tissue of the breast. … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – A Comic

Breastfeeding Workout

This week we are lightening things up a bit and posting a photo/comic in support of breastfeeding. It can be any photo you'd like: a photo of you and your little one, a comic, a photo that you found and love...anything you'd like in relation and in support of breastfeeding. Be sure to stop by the other blogs on the linky and check out their great posts too! This is SOOO me! Breastfeeding is the most regular workout I get these days! … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Our 8 Month Update

Another week of Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base has come! This week we are just going to be writing updates on our journey and how it's going. After checking out how my breastfeeding journey with baby Addy is going be sure to check out how Courtney and lil man's journey is going at Joy of Momma Joyner. This Saturday my baby girl will be eight months old. We've been nursing since a few moments after she was born. I am so happy we've made it … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Tandem Nursing (A Wednesday Edition)

Sorry this is late, mamas! We were out of town for the weekend and I've been sick since we got back so I am trying to catch up but it's not happening as fast as I want it to. This week, Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are going to discuss the topic of tandem nursing. Tandem nursing is when a mama nurses siblings. Those siblings can be twins or not. What are your thoughts on tandem nursing? If you have a blog, please link up, if not, … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Breast Feeding and Jury Duty

Court

I'm rather excited about this week's topic because it's about breast feeding (As always) and jury duty! I am one of the "weirdos" that enjoys being called for jury duty. My husband thinks I am totally crazy for this, but I like it! I am intrigued by our legal system. It often crosses my mind though, "what would I do if I were called for jury duty and I was still nursing?" Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are here to discuss our thoughts … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – University Teacher Breast Feeds in Class

I saw this story on Good Morning America last week and had to write a post about it. On August 28, the assistant anthropology professor at American University woke up to a sick baby and knew daycare wasn't an option. Apparently she is also a single mother and she didn't want to miss her lecture (I believe it was the first day of class). In her mind, she had no option other than taking her sick daughter to work with her. The baby (around a year … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Scheduled vs On Demand Nursing

This week Courtney and I are discussing scheduled versus on-demand nursing. Which way do you nurse your baby? What are your opinions on each of these ways? We want to hear your thoughts too! Please be respectful of everyone's opinion, as we are all aware that everyone has differences in the way they view things. If you have a blog, please link up! If not, please leave us a comment! Well, if you've been around here, you know that I've … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Wet Nursing

I love Tuesday. I get to "talk" about something near and dear to my heart - breast feeding! This week Joy of Momma Joyner and I have picked the topic of wet nursing. If you aren't familiar with wet nursing, it is when a woman breast feeds another woman's child. Apparently this is becoming more and more common and I hadn't even heard of it until recently. As a mother who has nursed all three of my children, I truly wish every woman could … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Our Nursing Updates

Are you a nursing mama? How is it going? This week I wanted to write about my journey and breast feeding baby Addy. It can be challenging at times and I like to be real about it and let mamas know what to expect if they are planning on nursing. It is, by far, the best decision I've ever made with my children and I wouldn't give up the bond for anything. That being said, I told Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner that I would like to discuss … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Too Much Milk?

Tuesday's Tastes Button

Last week we discussed what you can do to increase your milk supply. This week Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are going to discuss what to do with too much milk! Do you have this problem? I can't say as I've had this problem too often. One of my dear friends had this issue though. She had SOOOO much milk in her freezer when she was nursing her little boy. In fact, there came a time near the end of my nursing journey with LA that I … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Milk Supply Shortage

Tuesday's Tastes

Milk supply is something I always worry about. I sometimes think it is because I work full time and pump at work. Pumping at work allows me to see how much milk I am getting, which many days I think is not enough! If I weren't pumping daily and I were just feeding Addy, I am sure I would have confidence in the fact that she's gaining weight so she must be eating enough. Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are here for another week of … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Extended Breastfeeding

Tuesday's Tastes on Second Base

Courtney from Joy of momma Joyner and I are here for another week of Tuesday's Taste's on Second Base. This week we are going to discuss extended breastfeeding: our thoughts as well as our personal goals. We hope you'll join in either by posting and linking up or by commenting below. We realize that some of these topics (including today's) can be controversial but we ask that you all respect our opinions as well as anyone else's. Please do not be … [Read more...]

Tuesday’s Tastes on Second Base – Nursing in Public

Tuesday's Tastes Button

As you all know, nursing is near and dear to my heart. I have very strong opinions on nursing and nursing in public is something that comes up often. This week Courtney from Joy of Momma Joyner and I are going to discuss this topic and how we feel about it. Feel free to link up with your thoughts too, we'd love to hear them! I have nursed a total of 27 months so far between all three of my children and I am still going. There have obviously … [Read more...]