Philips AVENT Manual Comfort Breast Pump Review

by Jaime Weis August 11, 2013

I spent a lot of time pumping when I nursed my DD. I had a part time out-of-the-house job, and needed the milk for babysitters. I had a small electric pump that I bought used on ebay (plus some replacement parts for hygiene), and it cost me about $40. I could have bought a manual […]

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Comfort & Harmony Mombo Nursing Pillow Review

by Jaime Weis June 1, 2013

The nursing relationship can be such a wonderful one – great for bonding, great for health reasons, great excuse to sit down for twenty minutes and let someone else handle the housework. It can, however, be a little hard on mama’s posture. Without good support, the options are either slump over until you’re a hunchback, […]

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Get Breastfeeding Support with the Mombo Nursing Pillow

by Chrystal Johnson April 26, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort and Harmony. All opinions are 100% mine. Attention nursing moms and moms to be, there is a new nursing pillow for you to consider! When I was breastfeeding my older daughter, a nursing pillow was an essential! I used it for breastfeeding and to […]

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Breast Augmentation Surgery Hinders Breastfeeding Success

by Chrystal Johnson February 6, 2012

Everywhere I go, I see women who’ve chosen to undergo breast augmentation surgery. I guess it’s no surprise since breast augmentation was the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for U.S. women in 2010. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were nearly 300,000 breast augmentation surgeries in 2010 – a 39% increase over […]

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Weaning is Equivalent to Torture

by Chrystal Johnson August 11, 2011

It has been a week since I began the weaning process with Kaylee, and let me tell you it has been torture – but not in all the ways I thought it would be. First, let me say I am a huge breastfeeding advocate, and I admire the women who nurse their children long into […]

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Keeping Your Breastmilk Fresh and Organized

by Chrystal Johnson January 28, 2011

While I don’t give Kaylee a bottle every day, I do like to keep some breastmilk frozen “just in case.” I have traditionally used Medela Pump & Save Bags marked with a sharpie so I know how much is in the bag and when I collected it. However, it was always a hassle to try […]

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Deciding When To Wean: Breastfeeding Beyond One Year

by Chrystal Johnson January 26, 2011

Statistics show that breastfeeding initiation is improving (3 out of 4 moms now start breastfeeding according to the CDC). However, as a country, we’re still behind where we need to be when it comes to breastfeeding at 6 and 12 months. The same CDC report shows that only 43% of babies are being breastfed at […]

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Mastitis and Moving

by Chrystal Johnson December 16, 2010

The last few weeks have been draining. We found out a few weeks ago that our landlord had not been paying his mortgage (even though we pay our rent on time every month), and he had a few weeks to sell the house on short sale or he’d be foreclosed on. So, even though we’d […]

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Shame on Mercola

by Chrystal Johnson October 25, 2010

The stats have been in for a while. While nearly ¾ of all US mothers initiate breastfeeding, only 32% are breastfeeding exclusively at 3 months. And only 22% are still breastfeeding at all at one year. With breastfeeding rates at an all time low, I expect natural health advocates to promote exclusive breastfeeding—not contribute to […]

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Better Homes and Gardens is Anti-Family

by Chrystal Johnson May 25, 2010

I recently read an article online by a Better Homes and Gardens Writer titled, The 10 commandments of dining with little kids. It was one of the most anti-family articles I can imagine coming from a magazine that is promoting a good home life. Check out the article here. You’ll notice that the title of […]

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