Hi, friends. I have big news: the weaning battle is over. And the boobies are victorious! I have been breastfeeding for almost 25 months but who's counting? Certainly not the beneficiary of this wonderful thing called extended breastfeeding. Did I imagine him still wanting the breast at 25 months? Honestly, no. I assumed he'd shift … Continue reading Weaned. Finally.
Nursing older children is a very touchy subject, even among moms who breastfeed their infants. My son will turn 2 soon and still breastfeeding...because I recently gave up weaning him - unless I come up with a scheme to do it the easier way that doesn't involve rubbing chili on my nipples (someone actually suggested this … Continue reading What not to say to a mom breastfeeding a toddler
In a few days, it will be 24 months since I started breastfeeding my son. I'm proud of this feat and I'm happy to provide my child with brain-building, immune and nervous system-boosting, dental-health guarding breastmilk. But you see, 24 months is already a long time and surely a night of uninterrupted sleep is not too much … Continue reading Why I stopped weaning my child
I disappear from my work desk every 2-3 hours or so, depending on the weight and cup size of my bra. If it goes up to E, which FYI means Enormous, that's the time I need to scuttle to my hiding place and pump it out to protect my (meager) supply. Due to baby boy's … Continue reading Got milk?
I pack my bags at least a week before I travel. I never cram during exam periods. As much as I can, I want to be ready, always one step ahead. Imagine how I must be feeling when there is no expressed breastmilk I could leave for my baby as I return to work! Ideally, … Continue reading Breastfeeding issues after going back to work
Yesterday's back to work thing was ok. No one jumped in to tell me, "hey, I thought you were away to give birth, how come you still look pregnant?" Hah. The joys of having an all male colleague in the office. There were no nasty comments to welcome me back, only a huge amount of … Continue reading The first days are always the hardest
Hello everyone. I am back to work today after a total of 100 days of maternity leave, I am back as a working mom - meaning, I have double work now. I am well but not too enthusiastic to drive to work this morning and hating the fact that nothing from my closet fits me … Continue reading Back to work
I am supposed to go back to work on Saturday this week, 21st of January but I asked my boss for mercy an extension. We are not ready since I still have a few days of leave credits, I decided to max it out. My leave has been extended until the end of this month. The … Continue reading Bottle training update
In two weeks, I am scheduled to go back to work. My twelve glorious weeks of maternity leave is coming to an end and I am here, frightened and frantic of what would happen to my baby and our usual routine. Breastfeeding routine, that is. You see, I've been breastfeeding baby Ben exclusively since he … Continue reading of babies and plastic teats