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Exclusively Pumping: 5 Things You Need to Know

I’ve always believed that how you feed your baby is a deeply personal decision, whether you’re exclusively pumping, breastfeeding, or formula feeding. We all know the benefits of breastmilk, but if a mother decides that it’s best for her family to formula feed, then I fully support that. However, our society begs to differ. “Breast …

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16 Breastfeeding Essentials I Couldn’t Live Without

If you’re a new mom and planning to breastfeed, it can be confusing to know what breastfeeding essentials you actually need as you embark on your journey. If I’m being completely honest, the only things that are truly essential to breastfeed are, well… breasts and a baby! Ha. While you can technically breastfeed without anything …

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Breastfeeding Twins: 5 Truths From a Mother Who Knows

Breastfeeding is one of those things that seems like it should be just so simple. Baby, breast, done. Any mom who has nursed can tell you that it isn’t always quite that easy. There are amazing moments to be sure, but there are a lot of challenges. Having twins just ups those breastfeeding challenges at …

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11 Pumping Supplies You Need to Succeed at Exclusively Pumping

I’ve been sharing my journey of exclusively pumping for twins over the past few weeks. So far, I’ve talked about the difficulties of exclusively pumping, tips to be successful at it, and today I am sharing the pumping supplies you need to be successful. Exclusively pumping was one of the hardest things that I’ve done, …

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The Realities of Pumping Exclusively

Pumping exclusively… ugh. Is there anyone who can honestly say that it’s an enjoyable experience? I haven’t met a single mom who has enjoyed the experience. There are many reasons women choose to exclusively pump breastmilk for their babies and to enjoy the experience is not one of them. I breastfed my first until he …

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Breastfeeding Tips for Twins: 5 Ways to Make it Easier

If you’re considering breastfeeding your twins, then way to go, mama.  From someone who’s been through it, I can say that it’s not always easy – but if you can get through the rough parts, it can be incredible. To help you through the process, I’ve compiled the 5 best breastfeeding tips for twins. These …

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Exclusively Pumping for Twins: Tips for Success

In last weeks post (The Realities of Exclusively Pumping), I talked about my journey exclusively pumping twins and challenges I faced. I exclusively pumped for my twins for 10-months. It was extra demanding because I had a two-year-old to take care of as well. Exclusively pumping twins is one of the hardest things I’ve done, …

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My Failed Twin Breastfeeding Experience…and Why I’m OK With It

When I found out I was expecting twins, I thought I would easily figure out twin breastfeeding. I breastfed my first, Theo, up until he was about 11 months old. I loved that I was giving him good quality milk, that it was so easy (no bottles to wash, heck yes!), and that it was …

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