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Thinking ’bout Thinx Period Panties

As a person with a period, I decided to give Thinx period panties a try. I learned a lot about blood, laundry, and why everyone with a period should own these panties.

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Postpartum · Reviews

Lactation Tea: Milkmaid v. Mother’s Milk

Protecting the milk supply is serious business. If you’re a nursing mother, whether hustling hard at your job or busting your ass as a stay at home mom, you already know that milk making is another occupation. Anything that makes nursing easier is something I pay attention to – from supplies for my boobs to… Continue reading Lactation Tea: Milkmaid v. Mother’s Milk

Postpartum

Breastfeeding as an Exercise of Privilege

In covering breastfeeding topics I’m speaking from my own experience as a nursing mother. This is my second round of nursing, and it wasn’t an idyllic start either time. With my first,¬†tongue-tied baby, it was horrible and I’m still surprised that I kept nursing him. I will be forever grateful to the lactation consultants that… Continue reading Breastfeeding as an Exercise of Privilege

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Protecting the Milk Supply

I spend a lot of time making milk. I’m either nursing my baby or pumping while I work so our nanny can feed him. Sometimes he’s so distracted on¬†weekends that I end up having to pump when I could have nursed, or I’m tied up cooking dinner or wiping my toddler’s butt so my husband… Continue reading Protecting the Milk Supply

Postpartum · Pregnancy

Holy Shit, I got my VBAC

The idea of a baby coming out of your vagina is a strange one. Yes, it’s the way it’s supposed to happen, but that didn’t mean wrapping my mind around it was easy. There were moments in labor when I wondered why I hadn’t just scheduled another c-section, shown up at the appointed time and place, been sliced open and handed my baby. In the hard moments that seemed like the more civilized option.