After nursing two kids, San Antonio lifestyle blogger, Cris Stone, shares the items she thinks are a must haves for easier breastfeeding.
If you’ve been following my parenting journey then you know it was a nightmare of a struggle to breastfeed. The process of breastfeeding was VERY overwhelming and exhausting for me. There were so many times when I got completely flustered and felt like it was too much work. I reached out to lactation consultants and asked them for help. Using their tips and advice, I was able to figure out the easiest way to breastfeed without feeling overwhelmed. Here’s the Lazy Bitch’s Guide to Breastfeeding:
Finn is 8 months old today! And man, WHAT an awesome time it has been for him this last few weeks. Lots of development and growth. Also, some boo-boos and sickness but mostly, he’s still my cheerful, sweet baby boy. Like I…
I am so glad you all stopped by to read this post. I love creating content for my audience and I really appreciate that you’ve stopped by to learn something new. As many of you know, like with my first child Melanie, I exclusively nursed Finn until he was six months and we’ve been working hard to get him used to drinking pumped breast milk from a bottle. I have some classes that I teach and a few out of state conferences coming up so being able to leave him with his dad and a bottle plus pumped milk would be very freeing for me. Also, my husband is looking forward to getting to share more one on one feeding time with his little guy. We’ve been trying various bottles to no avail but then had the chance to try out the NUK Simply Natural bottles and – we appear to be on something! This bottle’s nipple is designed to mimic the shape of a breast and provide a perfect fit for Finn’s mouth. Plus, it is made of a really soft silicone with a pliability that allows Finn to create a create a stable latch with the nipple. I feel like these bottles must really feel like my breast to him while he’s feeding.
Planning to hit up Walt Disney World with your baby and preschooler? Curious as to what you’ll need in the park every day and what you can leave behind? Well, I just got back from a week long trip to Disney World with my husband, 3 year old daughter and infant son and I can totally help you! I’ll clue you in on the items that we were SO grateful to bring with us every day, to the ones we liked having just in case, and which ones you can just leave behind (either at home or in the hotel). And as an extra bonus? EVERYTHING can be bought on Amazon TODAY (and don’t forget to click through and become an Amazon Prime member with free two day shipping!):
When it comes to a daily routine with babies, it’s the little details that make a huge difference. And when it comes to nursing and pumping, it can be those small things that make feeding your baby easier for everyone. That’s why Philips Avent is committed to fine-tuning their products. They genuinely want to improve the lives of parents across Canada and the States. I especially love how the Comfort Breast Pump is designed to allow me to nurse my son on one side and pump on the other with complete ease. It’s such a time-saver and I love the efficiency of it. I really appreciate how Philips Avent is supportive of parents who nurse and parents who pump – all they want to is to assist you in feeding your baby in the way that is best for you and your family.
I hate teething. It is SERIOUSLY the worse. I joke that teething is nature’s birth control. It’s awful for the baby (they are in such pain and completely confused about what’s happening), it’s awful for you (you can’t get them to stop screaming), and it’s awful for anything located within 4″ of the baby (everything will end up in their mouth and gnawed on). But you know one thing that doesn’t have to be awful when it comes to teething? The tools you use to help sooth it. From teething necklaces to teething toys, I’ve found 12 totally cool and unique teething necklaces and toys for you and your baby to enjoy.
Now that my baby boy is here, I’m back on the breastfeeding wagon. I nursed Melanie for two and a half years and wore nursing bras the entire time. And, even when I’m not nursing, I have big boobs. Like, “who did your plastic surgery” (Answer: GOD) big boobs. That makes finding nursing bras in my pricepoint even more of a challenge.At this point, I’m kind of an expert at finding great nursing bras at an affordable price. I love the wonderful, frilly, lacy ones SO MUCH but they definitely tend to be out of my price range so I’m always on the look out for ones that are practical (but still pretty) and work within my budget. So, I’ve decided to help y’all out and round up the best affordable nursing bras for breastfeeding moms with big boobs:
When I was pregnant and trying to plan for our first baby, it seemed like there were a MILLION must have baby lists out there. I pinned and read each and every one and… then ignored about 99% of them. Not to be all Occupy Baby but those 99% seemed to be lists made for rich people or crazy people. Seriously, $55 moccasins ARE NOT a baby must have item. Neither is a baby wipes warmer. Read on for some real suggestions of newborn baby registry for the practical or poor.
Let me let y’all in on a secret. Breastfeeding is boring. Like, BORING. Watching paint dry might be more exciting. Listening to a member of the Tea Party is more interesting. Seriously, B to the O to the R-ING. Boring….
Remember when I answered a bunch of your questions, concerns, and comments regarding my pregnancy/baby? Well, I’ve gotten more – so I’m back and doing it again! OMG! YOU’RE SO HUGE! Yes, I KNOW. I’m very, very fat. Thank you…