10 Things That Can Help You Succeed at Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding my babies was an absolute no-brainer for me. It’s extremely cheap compared to formula, you get to bond with your baby, and it’s natural and healthy. I thought breastfeeding would be pretty simple, but, turns out, I was dead wrong. I almost didn’t succeed my first time breastfeeding, but with the help of many… Keep reading →

8 Highly Effective Ideas to Help You Drink More While Breastfeeding

While water is usually my first choice of drink, it’s definitely not my favorite nor is it easy to drink the recommended 8 glasses a day. Before I got pregnant with Sofía, I got by drinking less than 2 cups of water most days, and I didn’t really drink other liquids (except for milk in my… Keep reading →

40+ Amazing Pregnancy Snacks with Tons of Protein

What do you eat during pregnancy when you are absolutely famished? Why, you turn to a delicious protein-loaded pregnancy snack, of course! There’s no better way to fill you up and give you the energy you need to make it to the next meal. It wasn’t until about half way through my second pregnancy that… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Roadblocks in the NICU

It is World Breastfeeding Week, so I wanted to share my first breastfeeding experience. It’s kind of a long story, but I hope it helps somebody who might be going through something similar. When you are a first-time pregger mama, I think you expect things to go how you imagine them. You think your labor… Keep reading →

The Importance of Eating Well During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

The moment you get pregnant, your body is providing nutrition for your unborn child. Wild, isn’t it? What you put in your body, good and bad, is fed to the baby for it to grow and develop. There is actually a strong correlation between what you eat during pregnancy and the health of your child and… Keep reading →

What You Need to Know About Taking Meds During Labor

Delivering a baby can be a wonderful experience, if you’re a fan of pain, that is. 🙂 All jokes aside, labor can be too painful for many women, and that’s why taking medication to help with the pain is such a great idea. If your labor is progressing too slowly, you might also need medication… Keep reading →

Demand vs Scheduled Breastfeeding

Before I became a mother, I had no idea that the subject of breastfeeding could be so touchy. There are advocates of breastfeeding who declare, “Breast is Best!” and wave their banner proud. Then there are those who chant, “Formula is quite alright, too!” There is also this divide between the breastfeeders. One group advocates for… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for 7 Months to 1 Year

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule. What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided this to… Keep reading →

Breastfeeding Sample Schedules for Newborn to 6 Months

Before you read this, please understand, I am NOT trying to persuade anyone to schedule their breastfeedings. I am giving this information for anyone who WANTS to breastfeed on a schedule (or routine). What I do in breastfeeding and what you do in breastfeeding might be two entirely different things, and that is okay.  I’ve provided… Keep reading →

Our Frustrating NICU Experience

Part 2 of Sofía’s birth story (click HERE for part 1): I just stared at my newborn baby in the little incubator hooked up to all kinds of tubes and monitors. She looked so helpless. I wanted to swoop in and just take her away. The same thoughts kept crossing my mind: Why is my baby… Keep reading →

How to Survive Night-Time Feedings

One of the most difficult parts of caring for a newborn is the night-time feedings. You have to sacrifice precious sleep and get out of the comfort of your incredibly warm bed to feed your baby. I was a mess with both of my daughters. I would wake up in the morning in some awkward… Keep reading →