I remember those moments, his eyes fluttering and his tiny little body relaxing against me as he begins to drink. That soft baby curled up around me, us bonding in such a special way. The milk drunk face with pouty lips and an expression of pure relaxed bliss. I cherish those memories of breastfeeding my son.
Between World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, this month is full of fantastic information and support for mothers and babies. I wanted to stay involved with the breastfeeding community and do a roundup of some wonderful blogger moms sharing their experiences and advice.
Breastfeeding and Working Mom Tips
Last year’s World Breastfeeding Week topic aligned with what I was experiencing – breastfeeding and work. I shared some of my tips and links to great resources about a working breastfeeding mom’s rights.
Working moms who breastfeed get very well acquainted with their breast pump. I shared a tip on how to order your breast pump through your insurance.
Here are some more pumping tips from a working mom. Memoirs of a Working Mom
Read some confessions from an exclusively pumping mom. From Nurse to Mom
Be sure to grab the printable fact sheet on keeping your breast pump clean from the CDC.
Breastfeeding for Beginners
Check out this wonderful nurse’s guide to breastfeeding! The Mama Nurse
Great lessons learned in breastfeeding – like it’s OK to cry over spilled milk. Diary of a New Mommy
More lessons learned in breastfeeding. Momma Junebug
The early days of breastfeeding can be surprising. Sophia Says Hello
You may need a distraction-free breastfeeding zone. So(lace) in a Small Town
Here is a great list of favorite things to help with breastfeeding. Naturally Made with Love
You may be in for some breastfeeding surprises that you weren’t expecting or at least were not prepared for. Short Sweet Mom
Did you know that you can multi-task quite a bit while breastfeeding? I shared a list of things I was able to do at the same time, while the baby was still little.
Here is a full experience of Breastfeeding, from Birth to Finish. Happy Healthy Thrifty Family
This is an incredibly well-researched post with an infographic on the Benefits of Breastfeeding. Mom Loves Best
Here’s a great post to help Set you up for Breastfeeding Success Diary of a SoCal Mama
You may also consider getting a lactation consultant (see my post on why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant) or take some great online breastfeeding courses from Milkology.
And a collection of breastfeeding tips and advice for beginners. Kori At Home
A lovely interview about extended breastfeeding with a great piece of advice – do whatever makes you and your baby happy. Diary of a New Mommy
There are quite a few challenges associated with feeding a toddler. Healthy Happy Thrifty Family
Learn benefits of extended breastfeeding. For the Love of Mom
Breastfeeding Tips in General
Did you check out my 15+ recipes that boost lactation? There are some yummy options available.
Intimacy as a breastfeeding mom is an interesting topic as well. Lactivist in Louboutins
Breastfeeding and traveling have their particular challenges. Tapped Out Travellers
Some of the excellent posts in this roundup came from my fellow tribemates from the Mom Blog Tribe on Facebook.