Breastfeeding

03/06

2013

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"Hey Mom! Fuck you and your boobs."

Hey Mom. Eff You and Your Boobs.

by RealMomofNJ on March 06, 2013 in Breastfeeding

I’m finally admitting to myself that RealBoy is weaned. The last time I nursed him was Valentine’s Day. (Yeah, I’ve been in denial for awhile, apparently.) I haven’t pumped since early February.

You know how you can tell your baby is done breastfeeding? If they fucking stiff-arm you to get away when you try to nurse them. That was RealBoy…

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01/10

2013

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Today Is the Day I Can Stop Pumping

by RealMomofNJ on January 10, 2013 in Breastfeeding, Mom Stuff, Pumping

I made it. I have officially met all of my breastfeeding-related goals. I nursed my boy-o to one year, and I pumped at work to one year. Today is the day I have been waiting for: the day AFTER N turned one. The day I can wean him and quit pumping because cow’s milk can theoretically replace the RMONJ…

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11/27

2012

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Shallow Motivators Needed to Reach Baby-Related Goal

I’m about a month and a half away from reaching my goal of pumping for a year for N. There are some days when I think, “Wow! Only 1 more month! That’s nothing!” and there are days when I think, “Ugh. A month?? That feels like a million years away.” Today I’m thinking the latter. I’m not thinking about…

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09/14

2012

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Freeze Your Milk Flat

by RealMomofNJ on September 14, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Pumping, Tips

Did you see the video on my Facebook page the other day about the mom who donated 6000 oz of breast milk to a sick toddler? I was awe-struck when the freezer was opened to reveal all of the milk. I couldn’t fathom how the generous mom had accumulated so much milk, nor could I fathom how she…

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09/06

2012

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Signing Up for the Mother’s Room!

by RealMomofNJ on September 06, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Pumping

I frequent the Mother’s Room at work to pump 2-3 times a day. So do 4 other moms, much to my delight (yay other moms for pumping!) and dismay (OMG I’m not the only mom who pumps at work?). We were having some scheduling conflicts, particularly around lunchtime, and several times I had to pump in my car because…

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09/05

2012

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OMG The Biting

by RealMomofNJ on September 05, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Tips

N has two tiny teeth now. Do you see them in the picture? They look super cute. They do not, however, feel super cute. He likes to use them when he’s nursing. He likes to use them often. I’m starting to have anxiety when it’s time to feed him.

He’s biting and scraping me with his teeth. Yes, it’s just as uncomfortable…

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08/27

2012

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“…But Sometimes I Think I Should Have.”

by RealMomofNJ on August 27, 2012 in Breastfeeding, Parent Stuff

I was washing out my breast pump’s parts the other day in a kitchen at work, when a 50s-ish woman making soup next to me commented, “That looks like a pain.”

“It is,” I replied politely, “but it’s worth it.”

“I didn’t do that with my daughter, but sometimes I think I should have.”

She told me that when she had her…

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