Creating a life and bringing it safely into this world is truly miraculous and it should definitely be celebrated and appreciated. But let's be honest: Motherhood isn't all butterflies and unicorns, especially when you are doing it for the first time and don't have much experience to rely on. So what exactly might have you second-guessing your fitness for motherhood? Check out our list of pull-your-hair out, guilt-inducing and sometimes just plain nasty things you'll have to deal with as a parent. Don't worry, I'll start out easy on you...Continue Reading >
Ready for another ridiculous reason why a breastfeeding mom got in trouble with the law? Okay, but be forewarned because this one will enrage you! A Missouri mom has been held in contempt of court and is facing a fine of up to $500 for taking her baby to jury selection, which is not allowed by the court. But Laura Trickle found herself with no other option when she learned that being a breastfeeding mom didn't exempt her from jury duty.Continue Reading >
When Vicki Griffiths realized her baby was born with two full-grown teeth, she could not believe what she was seeing! I've would've freaked out too, but apparently, once in a while, it does happen. I don't want to be rude or anything, but a newborn baby with full-grown teeth is not a normal sight. I guess it's so unnatural that it just look super strange.Continue Reading >
This may just be one of the most ludicrous things I've ever heard. A mom--who would rather not be identified--says she was denied food because she doesn't breastfeed her baby! The woman had taken her 5-month-old son to a local Australian hospital and was staying with him while he recovered from a lung infection. But she was astounded when a nurse informed her that she wouldn't be getting any food because that service was only available to breastfeeding moms.
Can you freaking believe it?!Continue Reading >
I have no problem with breastfeeding, but I do think some people take it to a whole new level--like this yoga mom making headlines. Amy Woodruff of Hawaii lives in a clothing-optional area and by the looks of it she's comfortable in her own skin enough to multi-task by breastfeeding her kid naked and doing yoga at the same time.
If this sounds slightly bizarre to you, then wait till you see the ACTUAL picture!Continue Reading >
We've all heard countless stories of moms being reprimanded for breastfeeding in public, but one awesome Texas woman recently set a great example by refusing to take one such incident lying down.
Lucy Eades was reportedly nursing her 16-day-old daughter at a recreation center in Burleson, Texas when an employee asked her to cover up or move to a private room. When she didn't, she was approached by the same woman a second time with the same request. Instead of giving in though, Eades put the staffer in her place with the PERFECT response—and the entire exchange was caught on camera!Continue Reading >
A mom posts a picture of her taken while she "happens" to be nursing her baby on the floor in front of a booth advertising formula at a baby expo in Minnesota and social media goes berserk. Did breastfeeding mom Elicia Binman do it on purpose? What were her true intentions? Was she being critical of those who don't breastfeed? Or was she just innocently feeding her hungry child? Yada, yada, yada.
Can someone please tell me why any of this matters?Continue Reading >
It's World Breastfeeding Week, everyone! If you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, power to you! But if you're like me and weren't able to or for whatever reason don't plan to, power to you too.
I breastfed my son for a total of two excruciatingly difficult months. I was heartbroken at the time, but now I don't regret it one bit. And here's why…Continue Reading >
When my son was born, I didn't have breastfeeding goals beyond doing it and getting past the first few weeks. When he was four months old and I returned to work, pumping wasn't easy and my supply tanked--it was emotional, and I wasn't sure we would make it to six months. Soon after, I started supplementing with a small amount of formula. Otherwise, we had an overall pleasant and relatively easy nursing experience. But, I have to say my quality of life has definitely improved since we weaned, shortly after his first birthday.Continue Reading >
It's been a little over a week since Kim Kardashian gave birth to her and boyfriend Kanye West's baby girl, North (nicknamed Nori). And it appears that she's already gotten into the groove of being a mother. The reality star has been breastfeeding her bundle of joy constantly and it's come quite natural to her. Considering how difficult Kim's pregnancy and labor were, it's definitely nice to see her channeling her maternal side and enjoying her new baby.Continue Reading >