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The Truth About Breastfeeding (part two)

January 20, 2016

Like I mentioned in part one, I had a lot of misconceptions when it came to breastfeeding. And once I was over the hurdle of figuring out how to get Prim to latch correctly and nurse effectively, I naively thought that my breastfeeding challenges were over. And while I was on maternity leave — they were, […]

Baby

The Truth About Breastfeeding (part one)

January 19, 2016

I’ve talked a little bit about breastfeeding on here before, but now that I’m a solid 8 months into breastfeeding, I thought I’d talk a little bit more about some of the challenges and surprises that I’ve encountered. Before giving birth I thought breastfeeding, for the most part, was just something that “happened.” After you […]

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Favorite Things for Breastfeeding

June 29, 2015

As I mentioned before, I didn’t have the easiest start breastfeeding Prim. However, I’m now a fairly competent (and confident!) breastfeeder, so I thought it might be helpful to share the things that helped me when I was starting to breastfeed. A lot of these items I still use (though there are a couple things […]

Fall

My Fall Bucket List

October 2, 2017

Fall has arrived in Amsterdam, complete with gray, rainy mornings and thunder and lightening in the evenings. It’s one of my most favorite times of year here — the whole city feels quieter and cozier. I’m excited for big knit sweaters and heavy fall boots (and not just because my summer bikini body was mysteriously […]

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A Postpartum Miracle Find

April 11, 2017

If you are already a mom, then you may know about the wonderful joy of pumping. Oh wait, reverse that — I mean TERRIBLE ANNOYANCE. Pumping is awful. I’ve talked a little bit about pumping on here before, but given that I’m currently a stay at home mom, my relationship with pumping is a little […]