The first six weeks of breastfeeding are undoubtedly the most difficult. Before I had kids, I figured breastfeeding is natural so it couldn’t be that hard. I was so wrong. In the first six weeks, you are not only responsible for feeding your baby, but you are also recovering from giving birth, your hormones are out of […]
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For the past five years, I have photographed mothers feeding in public locations as part of the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project (PBAP), a global photography campaign to erase the stigma around public breastfeeding. I breastfed, and I formula fed and can say from experience that they both have their own set of advantages, struggles, and […]
It all started the minute my youngest daughter was born. The second they popped her out to greet the world, there she was in all her pissed off glory. For a solid twenty minutes while the nurses took her vitals and measurements she laid there screaming, and screaming, and screaming. At one point my husband […]
Breastfeeding is a beautiful, natural way to provide amazing nutrition and bond with your baby. It can also be the source of so much frustration, pain, and disappointment for new moms. If there was one thing that intimidated me about becoming a new mom, it was breastfeeding. There are no classes, no breathing methods to […]
Warning: What you are about to read is a true, no-holds-barred account of a typical pumping day for this working and breastfeeding momma. It’s not pretty, but it’s true. All of these experiences have really happened, though (thankfully) not all on a single day! 6:30 am – Wake up blearily as my 9-week old stirs. […]
Every August the world shifts its focus to breastfeeding. I am one of dozens of photographers for the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project, a global activist campaign that aims to normalize public feedings through documentary styled images. I am very thankful to have found such a supportive breastfeeding community here locally – and wish all mothers […]
I knew from day one that I would give my all to breastfeeding twins. And, I also knew that I would have to if I wanted to nurse two babies. I read as many books as I could find on the topic of breastfeeding twins. The books were helpful, but I realized later on that I […]
Whether you’re brand new to the world of breastfeeding or you’re an old pro, this is your chance to ask the experts! Join us in a supportive environment for a presentation and discussion on breastfeeding led by lactation consultant Dottie Colsant (RN, MSN, CLC) of Flagler Hospital. Babies and children are welcome!
Please register for this class by calling 904-827-6900 or e-mailing [email protected] Check out our other “Ask the Experts: Baby Edition” classes taking place throughout March and April!
The numerous posts on Facebook can’t help but remind me that this month is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. And, as much as I would love to climb to the top of the mountain to exclaim, “I was successful at breastfeeding”–I cannot. My breastfeeding journey began almost six years ago when I gave birth to my son. […]
It was July 2014 and I was up late scrolling photography forums as I frequently did back then. I was talking with some people about some editing software when I noticed the cover photo of one of the women commenting. It was a large group of women in a public park proudly breastfeeding. I was […]