Breastfeeding Tips and Tricks

From the beginning Arren was a natural at breastfeeding, he had a great latch, when my midwife was around and tried to get all the milk from the start.  That didn’t mean that this mama, had any idea what was going on.   Trying to figure out breastfeeding can be though, especially if you’re a new mother.  You think it would be easy, right? The logic is simple ; Breast + mouth = breastfeeding.  Not so much! When you have sore nipples, breasts and an angry snapping turtle that clamps on like he doesn’t care about your pain (believe me they don’t).  Something simple can become a huge mission.   Continue reading

Swinging in the park

One thing I’ve learned from having a baby that just hates being in the car, is that bribery works.  A short car ride can go from being reasonably happy in his car seat, that usually last for less than 5 minutes, to what kind of torture is this.  Because of that I usually go out with a bag of bribes.  What’s in this bag? Toys, food, begging and a whole lot of singing.  When none of that works its time to pull over and let Arren stretch his legs.  On one of those days, Arren lucked out and we stopped at a park and he had his very first swing.

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