Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week Articles and Resources

Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week Articles and Resources

World Breastfeeding Week is upon us, and for a Breastfeeding Educator like myself, it’s almost like Christmas! The web is awash with articles and information that run the gambit from entertaining to truly educational, and I love it – ALL of it. Here is my round up of the Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week articles […]

Posted August 4, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Breastfeeding, General / 2 Comments

If you plan to breastfeed, you need to prepare to breastfeed

If you plan to breastfeed, you need to prepare to breastfeed

I have been very busy lately setting up access to The Natural Breastfeeding Home Study Program on my website! I am so excited about this course – not only is it created and presented by the premier Breastfeeding Educators in the field, I can offer it to YOU for a fraction of the cost found […]

Learn to love the mother you are

Learn to love the mother you are

Do you love the mother you are? I know that there are many (far too many) days when I don’t. Some days I yell, get too loud, have my own temper tantrum or just generally lose the threads holding myself together. But you know what? It happens. I’m human. So are you. And so are […]

Posted July 12, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 0 Comments

What to do when breastfeeding hurts

What to do when breastfeeding hurts

No matter how natural and normal breastfeeding may be – let’s be honest…. sometimes it HURTS! That pain, as biting and as quick as it can come, can leave you reeling – and ready to throw in the towel. But before you decide that it is too much, there are a few things you can […]

To My Fellow Parents, Thank You

To My Fellow Parents, Thank You

Something happened late last week that made me want to cry. Not tears of sadness or pain, but ones of gratitude and relief. Surprisingly, it happened when my youngest daughter first showed signs of gastroenteritis – yet it was what happened IN that moment that makes me want to shout to my fellow parents, THANK […]

Posted June 18, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Life as a Mom, Parenting / 0 Comments

The Grandfather They’ll Never Know

The Grandfather They’ll Never Know

I was just shy of my 21st birthday when my father died. A victim of circumstance and disease, his passing shook the foundations of my early adulthood and shaped my life forever more. Though that moment is crystalized in my soul, the days that followed are blurry, obscured by a grief I couldn’t face or […]

Posted June 7, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Parenting / 2 Comments

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

When it comes to food and drink, there are a thousand and five opinions about how much -or what – you need while breastfeeding. Some say that you need this many calories or this kind of food, while others advocate a free for all diet plan that taunts your waistline AND your milk. All in […]

How to get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance

How to get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance

Did you know that you can qualify to get a FREE breast pump through your insurance? Changes in the laws have opened the door to nursing moms, IF you can navigate the red tape and hurdles involved. This article contains Affiliate links. That means that if you click through and make a purchase, or fill […]