When I became I pregnant I knew I wanted to breastfeed, so I knew I’d need a pump. Well, at the time, I didn’t know manual pumps existed (I know right?!). I went with my mom to Just Between Friends which is like a thrift shop for baby and kid stuff. I found a bunch… Continue reading Evenflow Manual Electric Pump
Today begins Black Breastfeeding Week and I have a short story to share. Earlier today, Malakhai and I met up with some ladies from this Facebook group that I’m in, Awkward Black Ladies. We met at this coffee shop called ThroughGood Coffee, which is black owned (though I saw no one black working there). It’s… Continue reading Black Breastfeeding Week
Silicone Breastfeeding Manual Breast Pumps Milk Pump Suction with Lid,Breast Milk Saving Made Easy,Flexible & Lightweight ,Pack of 2 If I tell y’all, every time I nurse Boo, I waste so much breast milk. How, you might ask? Well, the let down of the milk when he’s feeding on one side, leaks out… Continue reading Breastfeeding Series: Stop Wasting Breast Milk!! (Mommy Must Have #2)
I was listening to the Badass Breastfeeder podcast and they brought up something that I find mind-boggling. People turn their noses up to women breastfeeding in public and are even offended, but it’s okay for women to walk around half naked. Where’s the logic? Women have been asked to cover up, go somewhere private (often… Continue reading Breastfeeding Series: Discrimination and Harrassment
Breast milk is specifically tailored to fit a baby’s nutritional needs, all nutritional needs. It changes as your baby does when they grow. There’s nothing else on earth more fitting for a baby than breastfeeding. When your baby is born, the first milk the receive from your breast is called colostrum. It is rich in… Continue reading Breastfeeding Series: Benefits and Challenges
DISCLAIMER: I am not a lactation consultant. I am also not trying to shame mothers who don't/didn't and/or can't/couldn't breastfeed. I am just sharing information and my experience. Over the next few weeks, I will be running a series about breastfeeding. It is something that I can't stop talking about and can't talk enough about.… Continue reading Breastfeeding Series: How does breastfeeding work?
If you are not a POC, you won’t understand the significance of this post, but I will try to make it to where you have a gist of the point I’m trying to convey. In the Black community, mostly among Black women, there’s this stigma that anything against what we deem “the norm”, is white.… Continue reading White Women Only
Today makes two weeks since I had Boo and I have to say it has been an adjustment but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The first few days were hard because I was in some pain, but also he wasn’t feeding. I got really nervous and scared. I found out that he still… Continue reading 2 Weeks Postpartum