The Leaky B@@b
today at 03:08. Facebook
Are you planning to march tomorrow with your nursling?

For those marching tomorrow in a Women's March, some areas have set up lactation stations. See below for a map of the Washington D.C. march and if you know of other lactation areas in other cities, please post below to help other families find the lactation and other rest areas for the march in your area.

Starbucks in downtown Seattle...
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The Leaky B@@b
yesterday at 19:23. Facebook
How does breastfeeding affect breasts? How have your breasts changed with breastfeeding?

This video explores the changes that occur in breasts with breastfeeding.

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The Leaky B@@b
yesterday at 16:09. Facebook
How do you live with your period today?

We're big fans of cloth pads and menstrual cups in my house (4 menstruating individuals here with 3 teens!).
The Leaky B@@b
yesterday at 15:02. Facebook
Ever been cautioned that you were holding your baby too much and going to spoil them? There's good evidence that you can't spoil a baby but the power of your personal feelings to respond to your baby is the first one.

"...every instinct in my body told me that if my baby was crying, he needed to be picked up. And I went with those instincts, despite the fact that I sometimes received dirty...
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Even Science Agrees, You Literally Can’t Spoil A Baby
The Leaky B@@b
yesterday at 01:49. Facebook
Fill in the blank as long or as short as you like:

"Dear pump, ________________. Sincerely, Me."

I'll go first...

Dear Pump,

My feelings for you are a jumbled mess. In so many ways I've found pride and a sense of triumph through you. With you, I have done things I never thought possible and I see my body in a whole new way. We've spent a lot of time together, you and I. Countless hours....
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The Leaky B@@b
01/19/2017 at 22:41. Facebook
Have you ever felt like this?

"What made this even worse is how much I would blame myself for it all," the actress continued. "I would put so much pressure on myself to battle the anxiety so that my son’s food source wouldn’t suffer. When I would fall short (which you always do when you try to strong-arm anxiety!), I would feel even worse for 'failing' my son."

Eva Amurri Martino talks about challenges of breastfeeding second baby
The Leaky B@@b
01/19/2017 at 19:58. Facebook
Does this look familiar? Sorry, can't get up, trapped under a nursing babe and snuggle preschooler. Send chips and dip.

Loved this from Doula Dominique! So true. And if your getting to watch your show or the game is on, it's ok, you'll manage.
The Leaky B@@b
01/19/2017 at 18:48. Facebook
Use one word to describe your body...
The Leaky B@@b
01/19/2017 at 16:57. Facebook
No lie, I was totally intimidated the first time I went to a breastfeeding support group. It took me a while to find my village but now I can say how important it is. Where have you found your baby feeding village?

"When I had my first baby, my breastfeeding supportive mom (community!) encouraged me to try a breastfeeding support group when I was having pain initially. As I walked in I felt...
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Baby Feeding and Finding Your Village- The Importance of Community In Reaching Your Breastfeeding Goals
The Leaky B@@b
01/19/2017 at 14:08. Facebook
Do you eat spicy food while breastfeeding?

Did you know that breastfeeding exposes your little one to new flavors? It is thought that breastfed babies will go on to have a diverse and varied diet enjoying a broader range of flavors if the mother ate them during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Of course, not all of my children have gotten this memo...

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The Benefits of Spicing Up a Breast-Feeding Mother's Diet
The Leaky B@@b
01/19/2017 at 01:42. Facebook
What have you learned how to do one handed since becoming a parent?

I've definitely gone to the bathroom one-handed and while I wouldn't go feed my baby in a public bathroom I have had moments where I breastfed AND went to the bathroom one handed at home.

37 Things Motherhood Demands We Do One-Handed
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 22:57. Facebook
Has community helped you in your baby feeding journey? Where have you found and experienced community? Who has been an important part of your "village?"

We're working with Ameda to encourage our community and be a part of The Village for all of us. A special giveaway of an Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump to help you reach your breastfeeding goals: [ Link ]

For over 6...
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The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 19:43. Facebook
The idea of feeding my infant peanuts would make me nervous but this is an interesting development. Personally I would probably still wait but because there is no history of peanut allergies in our family, would continue eating them while breastfeeding.

What do you think?

Here’s What Parents Should Know About Preventing Peanut Allergies
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 18:41. Facebook
Your new baby wants to nurse all the time? Does this mean you don't have enough milk or is it normal behavior?

The newborn baby explains why they do what they do. Don't worry mama, your baby's probably doing exactly what they need: [ Link ]
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 17:24. Facebook
Have a little one that copies you? What do they mimc you doing? We'd love to see pictures or videos of your littles copying you!
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 16:14. Facebook
Would you benefit from vagina therapy after having a baby? France says yes! What do you think? Could be a good idea?

*Note, Kegels are great but if you only do Kegels you may end up with an imbalance. For more complete pelvic floor toning, include squats in your routine.

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What The French Get So Right About Taking Care Of New Moms
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 14:51. Facebook
Raise your hand if you've ever experienced nipple pain! Do you know the cause? How long did it last? Has it improved?

Who is dealing with nipple pain right now? Tell us what's going on, we'd love to help support you.

Thanks to Bamboobies their support and for making nipple cream and nursing pads that offer comfort to tender, leaky boobs!

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Nipple Pain in Breastfeeding
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 04:08. Facebook
After bed time, some me time.

Which means I'm neglecting the mess that needs to be cleaned up but after a week of snow days (and a couple extra kids I watched for a friend that needed to work in spite of snow days) I'm taking care of me. Leggings, knitting a rainbow pussycat hat, and a glass of wine.

What does "me" time look like for you once the kids are bed? If you have a pic, post it below!
The Leaky B@@b
01/18/2017 at 02:46. Facebook
"Well, I know a lot of you guys are probably thinking 'why would she post this picture', but, it took me 18 months to get here, 18 months to not cry when I look in the mirror, 18 months to finally feel beautiful in my own skin again! No one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy.. no one gives you a heads up on how much you change physically and mentally after you become a...
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Mom's Honest Post Highlights The 'Dark Sides Of Motherhood And Pregnancy'
The Leaky B@@b
01/17/2017 at 23:56. Facebook
A little boob in the snow? Sure!

Have you breastfed in the snow?

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This Mom Breastfed In The Snow 'Like A Boss'