3-13-2013 If you’re easily offended or squeamish with very open language about breastfeeding…turn back now! I’m warning you, I use the word “nipple” very freely here! Tonight, for the very first time, I pumped enough breast milk to collect!!! It was definitely a small amount, around 1 ml, but a very huge milestone and proof…… Continue reading A Drop In The Bucket
Oh Liam. You’re not even here yet and my sleep (& life) pattern is already adjusting. Went to sleep at 1:20am and woke up at 5:00am. Not so bad now, but I’m sure weeks and months (or less) of that kind of sleep are not gonna be so pretty for your Mommy! I wonder if…… Continue reading On Liam’s Time
The first month of stimulating to breast feed went pretty well. I was motivated each and every day to pump and take my supplements (and drink that tea) diligently; then all of a sudden, it stopped. Thank goodness it’s part of the process, because I’m pumping now more than I have in the last 4…… Continue reading Tick Tock
Networking is a beautiful thing; virtually or otherwise. Recently I met a wonderful woman, via internet connections, who is starting a company & has invented a new product (this nursing bra, pictured below). I am so excited to hopefully partner with breastfeeding sources for BFI (breastfeeding induction) for bio/surro mommies like myself – and this…… Continue reading The Dairy Fairy
Here’s the rundown on everything I’ve learned so far about stimulating to breastfeed. There may not be a “Breastfeeding for Biological Mommies Expecting Babies via Surrogate – for Dummies” book out there..but I decided to make my own (cliff notes version). I also included my favorite resources for herbs and supplies – happy reading! Stimulating…… Continue reading The How To Guide: Lactation Induction
Caution: This post is about my first experience with preparing myself for breastfeeding! Sorry if this is inappropriate for any readers – now is the time to turn back if it’s not your “cup of tea”. 😉 So today was my first “breastfeeding stimulation” experience. My friend/lactation doctor came over this afternoon, equipped with a…… Continue reading I did…what?!