march 2012 – breastfeeding

This PAIL monthly theme post was originally hosted by Elphaba at Yolk (aka Alice in Diaperland) on March 14, 2012.

What were your impressions (about breastfeeding) before you did it? How did they change once you started? If you’re pregnant, how do you feel about it? What have you done to prepare? How do you expect it will go? If you decided not to, why did you make that decision? Did you face judgement whatever you decided to do? How did it go? What might you do differently the next time? If you adopted or used a surrogate, how did you feel about the fact that you couldn’t breastfeed? Or did you still try to do it? Were you able to? etc. You don’t have to answer all the questions, just pick a topic that works for you. (And obviously, these are just a few examples.)

Contributing bloggers:

  1. Elphaba at Alice in Diaperland discusses the surprising truths about breastfeeding.
  2. Coco at Fruitsnacks and Freezer Jam relates an unusual and unexpected side effect of breastfeeding.
  3. Heather at The Road Less Traveled talks about her rocky road through breastfeeding.
  4. Kim at From TTC to Mommy, thanks to IVF talks about how her views on breastfeeding changed after her first was born and how things went with her second child.
  5. CourtneyAnna at Finally Forever talks about her difficulties breastfeeding after her baby was born three weeks early via C-section.
  6. babyandthegeeks shares her concerns and questions about breastfeeding prior to giving birth.
  7. Tracy at Just Let Go takes us on a trip through Formula Hell.
  8. SLESE1014 at Mommyhood After Fertility Frustration relates her difficult experiences during six weeks of breastfeeding.
  9. AS at Mira’s Mama shares her experiences as she reaches that happy place where breastfeeding clicks.
  10. ozifrog at maybe baby and the adventures of hub-in-boots shares just how much she doesn’t know about breastfeeding yet.
  11. Amy at not undecided talks about maintaining flexibility and expectations as she prepares to breastfeed her baby.
  12. Allison at Allison’s Wonderland relates her experiences in breastfeeding, post-partum depression and the nipple shield.
  13. June at Because of Match talks about how she never planned to breastfeed and what happened from there.
  14. A Miracle in the Works weighs breast versus bottle.
  15. Christina at According to C talks about her plans for breastfeeding once her baby arrives.
  16. Becky at Lessons from an Infertile Social Worker talks about weaning her one-year-old and extended nursing.
  17. Mrs Barney Rubble relates her feelings on how, as an adoptive mother, she was unable to breastfeed.
  18. ANDMom shares her thoughts on the pressure to breastfeed and why she’s happy with her decision to formula feed.
  19. Brie at The Delicate Balances muses about returning back to the breast after 3.5 years.
  20. Mrs. Gamgee at Hobbitish Thoughts and Ramblings shared what she learned while trying to breastfeed her daughter.
  21. Ashley at Traditionally Nontraditional talks about trusting in her body prior to breastfeeding.
  22. ana at anabegins shares strategy and tactics during breast wars.
  23. saranissa at the Making of Me talks about the early hours of breastfeeding and her successes.
  24. No Baby Ruth talks about the gift that is breastfeeding.
  25. Artistmouse at Artistmouse’s Blog talks about her breast milk and its super powers.
  26. Amy at Pearls and Curls talks about her favourite tools of the trade the joys of breastfeeding.
  27. Rachael at The Second Act offers a perspective as the daughter of a Le Leche League Leader.
  28. CK at This Beautiful Life shares her experiences dealing with reflux and breastfeeding.
  29. Chon at My Path to Insanity & Beyond shares her fears that she won’t be able to breastfeed.
  30. Josey at My Cheap Version of Therapy shares her thoughts on the beauty of the breast (along with some helpful advice).
  31. Courtney at All the Sun For You has some interesting info on those fancy hospital-grade pumps.
  32. Uncommon Nonsense talks about her desire to keep breastfeeding in the face of numerous issues.
  33. Elizabeth at Snips, Snails, Puppy Dog Tails shares her unique feeding story in dealing with Mitochondrial disease.
  34. One Day at Are We There Yet? talks about being a pumping mama with twins.
  35. AL at Mission:Motherhood talks about her surprise at being able to breastfeed after having many doubts.
  36. Revelations of an Infertile Mom talks about nursing as an adoptive mother and how she was able to make it work for a while.
  37. Mom PharmD shares the reasons she chose to breastfeed.

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