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breastfeeding is not normal

breastfeeding is not normal

Breastfeeding is a normal biological process. It’s normal for many mothers and children. But it’s far from normal in the U.S. today. The reaction to Time Magazine’s cover this week demonstrates that. Any woman who has breastfed past a year could have...
why you should breastfeed

why you should breastfeed

The title of this post is misleading. I’m not going to preach at you–chances are someone has already done that. Nor am I going to list all the health benefits of breastfeeding–I know plenty of people have done that. Actually, I’m going to tell...
how to breastfeed in a baby carrier

how to breastfeed in a baby carrier

I love impressing people with my babywearing skills. Even when I’m not feeling the wrap love (and therefore I feel like a wanna-be instead of a super cool hippie mama), at least I can still look cool with the things I can do with a baby carrier. When you...
yeast and breastfeeding and gentian violet, oh my!

yeast and breastfeeding and gentian violet, oh my!

It’s the end of the world in the Baker household: my baby’s diaper rash came back. And it’s ugly. I’m still not sure if it’s really yeast, but I have a feeling it is. There are these bright red spots that just seem like something more...