Monday, August 1, 2016

An Exciting Announcement!!!


I've been keeping a secret...

And no, I did not have a baby and not tell anyone.

What I did do, is become a Contributing Writer for...


Eek! I have been waiting until my first post went live to share the happy news, and today is that day!

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, and to kick things off right, I'm sharing my Three Tips for Pumping at Work:

When I was pregnant with my first son, I was a fiend for breastfeeding stories. I sought out firsthand accounts through Mommy blogs, scrolled through chat rooms, and peppered the Mamas in my life with questions. I made sure to invest in some nipple cream and prepared myself for the very worst- sore nipples, a baby who couldn't latch, over/undersupply, etc. To be honest, I was kind of dreading it.

So imagine my surprise when breastfeeding was a breeze for me! My son latched on right away, and as one of my L&D nurses comically phrased it, I had "the right equipment" for it. I had readied myself to be in pain, to possibly bleed, and potentially not have it in me to stick with it and switching to formula. What I never anticipated was how much I loved breastfeeding. I never expected that I would treasure being my son's sole source of nutrition, or that it was I that could comfort him when on one else could, or how simply magical it felt to stare into his sweet, baby blues as he suckled away and my heart nearly exploded with love....

To read more, check out my first post on Dayton Moms Blog!


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