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A Refreshing Treat for Nursing Mamas – A Lactation Smoothie

Lactation Smoothie

This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Having nursed four children I know how hard it can be. I know how much of a struggle some women experience. I love bringing you news about great products that can help you succeed in nursing your little ones. On a recent trip to our local Meijer I saw various Premama products in their vitamin section, … [Read more...]

Letting Daddy Feed Baby, too with Help from Philips AVENT’s Comfort Breast Pump

Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Pump

When LA was born almost four years ago I NEVER wanted to leave him with daddy or anyone else and go somewhere. I was obsessed with my milk supply and so worried about messing it up. I felt like if I wasn't working (when I HAD to be away) then I should be with him nursing him. When Addy was born two years ago, I hadn't changed much. It was rare during our nursing days that I left her with anyone other than when I was at work. Of course, there were … [Read more...]

Increase Your Milk Supply with Making Mama’s Milk & More!

Lactation Cookies

I've been a fan of Making Mama's Milk & More for some time now! I ate the cookies daily when I was nursing Addy and I am fully convinced they are what allowed me to nurse her for 17 months! These cookies are definitely a must-have if you ask me so, of course, I was excited to include them in the Winter Wonderland of Babies event! If you are looking to increase your milk supply Making Mama's Milk & More is your answer! The owner is … [Read more...]

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...]

Pumping Made Easy with Lansinoh’s New Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump

Breast pumping made easy!

When you hear "Lansinoh", do you automatically think "breastfeeding products"? I sure do! They are a market leader in breastfeeding accessories and healthy innovations for mamas! In February, they released a new breastpump, the Lansinoh Affinity Pro Double Electric Breast Pump. As a mama who works full time outside of the home, I was thrilled to be lucky enough to test one of these out and tell you all about it! I have been pumping a total of two … [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...]

#LLN Nursing in Public

I've heard so many expectant mamas say that nursing in public frightens them. They don't know what to expect. They don't know how others will view them. They don't want others viewing them, etc. Let me start by easing your mind...nursing in public is not a scary thing! :) When I had my oldest son, he would cry every time I started to eat. So, that meant if we were in a restaurant, I would have to stop and feed him. Now, in a restaurant I would … [Read more...]

#LLN Storing Breast Milk

To go along with pumping at work I want to also discuss storing breast milk. It can seem intimidating at first to make sure all of your milk is stored properly and used within the right amount of time. Here's a little guideline that I received with my Ameda breast pump: Freshly pumped breast milk can last in a refrigerator for 8 days can last in a refrigerator's freezer for 3-4 months can last in a deep freezer for 12 months can last in … [Read more...]

#LLN Pumping At Work

I am by no means a professional when it comes to advice on breastfeeding. I have breastfed two babies and that is the extent of my experience. With these posts, I am simply trying to give new moms an idea of what I have been through. :) Pumping at work isn't so bad once you get into a routine. The routine is key. You will want to talk to your employer in advance to make sure there is a place you can pump in privacy. You will probably want to make … [Read more...]

#LLN My List of Breastfeeding (sorta) Must-Haves

There are VERY few items that are a MUST-HAVE for breastfeeding. There are many things that make nursing a bit easier. For my absolute MUST-HAVES list.... lactating breasts :) baby Yep, that is it. That's all you NEED to breastfeed. You may also need these items, depending on your nursing experience: nipple cream nursing pads When I was breastfeeding my first son I was a lot younger and didn't have the resources to get … [Read more...]

BabyBond review and GIVEAWAY!

As determined as I was to nurse my baby, I made sure to get what I believed to be the "essential" nursing products while I was pregnant. I got two nursing covers, I figured I would keep one at home in case we got company and I needed one and I'd keep the other in the diaper bag for outings. Eight months after giving birth, I can count on one hand how many times I used those nursing covers. They are the covers that go around my neck and over baby … [Read more...]

Moon Dog Farm Nursing Necklace Review & GIVEAWAY!

I first came across the Moon Dog Farm nursing necklaces in a search I did on Etsy. Anyone who is or has nursed an infant around 4+ months knows how easily distracted they can be. Nursing necklaces give your little one something to look at, feel, and play with while nursing. They can also be of great help to us mamas who have a baby who stays latched on and turns his head when he hears something! OUCH! J When I first looked around the Moon Dog … [Read more...]