Category: ’Feed with Love and Respect’

Medical Tests and Medicines: Beware of Breastfeeding Booby Traps

February 4th, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

If you need to undergo any kind of medical testing (x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, etc.) during your breastfeeding relationship, please do not rely only on the advice of the doctor who ordered the test or the tech who will perform it. Consult a lactation consultant, and specifically ask her to check Hale’s.

How I Reduced Nighttime Breastfeeding Without Completely Night Weaning

January 28th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

When I was pregnant with Ailia, I was ready for Kieran to nurse less at night. Here are some of the gentle ways I reduced Kieran’s access to the breast at night without fully night weaning him.

Concord Mall Violates the Rights of Breastfeeding Mothers

January 6th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I was proud to take part in a nationwide nurse-in at Hollister stores this past Saturday. A friend and I nursed peacefully – and without incident – for 20 minutes on Hollister’s front steps at our local mall. But not all women were as fortunate.

50 Ways Dads Can Bond with Babies (Without Giving Them a Bottle)

November 27th, 2012 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Yes, bottle nursing can be a bonding experience for any caregiver, but there are so many other ways dads can bond with babies. Here are 50 ideas to get you started.

Figuring Out Infant Food Allergies – A Guest Post at Hybrid Rasta Mama

August 24th, 2012 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Ailia was sick for the first three months of her life. Today I’m guest posting at Hybrid Rasta Mama about our journey trying to figure out why.

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