How I Stop Temper Tantrums (this trick still works very, very often!)
Post-Birth Review of Bradley Method Natural Birth Classes
The Case for Waiting (to find out the baby’s sex)
Henry’s Birth Story, Part I and Part II
Why I’m Stopping Breastfeeding Henry, Stopping Exclusively Pumping, Part I, and Stopping EP, Part II
Breastfeeding Claire – How It Was Different
Side note: As we approach her one year birthday, we are still breastfeeding champs. I have no plans to stop anytime soon. I had a pretty rough experience with breastfeeding, pumping, and eventually switching to formula with Henry. Looking back, the transition to motherhood was hard for me (although I couldn’t really pinpoint that at the time). I felt an immense amount of pressure to be the “perfect” mom in all sorts of ways. That mentality sabotaged my breastfeeding efforts with Henry. With Claire, I tried hard to accept the steep learning curve of breastfeeding, minimized stress, and took a metaphorical chill pill when it came to the rest of my life. I gave myself permission to stop breastfeeding at any point and (ironically) that helped me continue. This was a huge factor in having a successful breastfeeding relationship with Claire. For anyone who wants to breastfeed subsequent children but struggled with it initially, please know that it can be completely different from child to child. It has been different for me, and it is such a blessing – I am very thankful for our breastfeeding relationship.
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I loved this post! I have always loved your baby / toddler posts because you are never preachy or judgey. And they are so real. Reading these old posts was a trip down memory lane with my LOs for me. Thanks for posting.