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How I was able to exclusively breastfeed for 13 months with low milk supply

I never thought I would breastfeed. I never thought it would be a bonding experience for me. Like most things before motherhood I had lots of thoughts about what I would and would not do, and they all went out the window once the baby was born. Once I decided to try breastfeeding I thought… Continue reading How I was able to exclusively breastfeed for 13 months with low milk supply

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Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

"When I look in the mirror I don't recognize the person looking back at me, I feel like I'm living in someone else's skin."-me to my husband about 7 months postpartum Before our daughter was born I was dealing with some stuff. A lot of stuffs. We were in a financial hard spot. My husbands… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

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How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

I don't LOVE to cook. I'm a good cook, I just don't love it. I especially don't love to cook directly before, or after having a baby. The thought of prepping a couple months worth of food when I was nine months pregnant sounded daunting, and so displeasing to me, but after my first baby… Continue reading How I stocked my freezer with over two months worth of meals before having baby #2

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I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

That's not an easy thing to say. It filled me with so much sadness and shame at the time. Made me feel like I failed her from her first seconds of life here on earth. Mom guilt right from the start. When they handed her to me I felt love, but I didn't feel the… Continue reading I Didn’t Bond With My Baby Right After Giving Birth

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Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life

As I talked about in my previous post about my birth story with baby #1( Birth Story of Baby #1) when all was said and done I had around 100 stitches from lacerations, and tearing, while giving birth. For anyone reading this that's pregnant: DO NOT BE AFRAID. This does not happen to everyone, and… Continue reading Padsicles, Dermoplast, and other Helpful Things I Wish I Had Known about Postpartum Life