Browsing Archive: October, 2011

Why Breastfeeding is Awesome

Posted by Briana Meade on Friday, October 28, 2011,

So now that you have heard all the reasons that breastfeeding can be a huge bummer, here are the reasons breastfeeding rocks.

1. Your Baby Needs....You.
It can be difficult balancing all the things you have to do with your day (or all the things you used to do!), and a little one. However, there is no one that can satisfy your baby's needs but you. Your baby has a built-in "timer" ( her pea-size stomach) that will cause an automatic cry in your baby when she is hungry. And guess who will...
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Breastfeeding III

Posted by Briana Meade on Sunday, October 23, 2011,
    Okay, so last post on why breastfeeding is rough for new moms.
3. Personally, I find breastfeeding really inconvenient. Whether you are a working mom who pumps milk, or a stay-at-home mom who breastfeeds every couple of hours, its hard to juggle whatever you are doing with your day and be constantly around for feedings. I can no longer just "grab" something at the grocery store. I have to check and make sure I have a bottle on hand. Warm up the bottle, get Zoe ready to go in the
 car seat,...
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Breastfeeding (II)

Posted by Briana Meade on Wednesday, October 19, 2011,
Breastfeeding: Things You May not Know
2. You Will Feel Guilty When It Hurts.
You know those idyllic pictures of a mother sitting in the soft light of their bedroom with their baby nuzzled up against their breasts? You know that peaceful smile  tugging at the corner of her mouth? Well, that was what I expected, right off the bat.
  Within the first few days of giving birth, I thought I was the worst mom. Breastfeeding was frustrating and painful. It wasn't a soft, cuddly, bonding experience lik...

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A Post on Breasts

Posted by Briana Meade on Tuesday, October 18, 2011,
After much thought, I have decided  to do a post on my relationship with my breasts.
Now, if I were you, I would be thinking: "hello, is this a good idea? I mean, talk about too much information!"
What I want to specifically talk about is breastfeeding. Other moms don't really tell you how difficult it really is.
Maybe I should preface by saying that prior to having Zoe, I always wondered why someone would choose not to breastfeed. Breastfeeding has been linked to a myriad of positive things, ...
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Zoe Goes Apple Picking

Posted by Briana Meade on Tuesday, October 18, 2011,
It's been exactly 6 weeks and 6 days since Zoe was born on August 31st, 2011. 
I feel like I have become the "developmental milestone" police--watching her every move to see if she will do something new! She is just learning to smile in response to someone smiling at her, and she can almost lift her head at a 90 degree angle when she is lying on her stomach. We took her to an apple orchard in Wisconsin and here are some pictures:
 Zoe picking an apple! 

The Meade Family

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