Tag Archives: Breastfeeding

Keep Calm & Carry On

Benjamin’s a champion breast-feeder. That, in and of itself, is a massive gift. And a curse. See, Oliver was not a champion breast-feeder. In fact, he would rather have starved. He would scream like a banshee every time he was offered … Continue reading

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Low on Milk, High on Guilt

[W]hen it comes to parenting, is there really any such thing as the “easy way?” Or, is there just the way that works . . . This week, Oliver started receiving one bottle (5 ounces) of formula a day while … Continue reading

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The Bottle Battle

As I have discussed before, breastfeeding Oliver has been something of a nightmare challenge — one that is repeated 6-10 times daily. In order to give me an occasional (and much needed) break, Vik started giving Oliver a bottle about … Continue reading

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I Have a Confession to Make …

Sometimes I really, really hate breastfeeding. There, I said it. Sometimes I hate breastfeeding. It seems like such a simple and natural thing, but it is not. Of all the things that stress me about having a baby and being … Continue reading

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All About the NICU

As detailed in my earlier post, Oliver spent the first 12 days of his life in the NICU being treated for an infection. He has been home for over a week now, and I finally feel ready to share some … Continue reading

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