Category: Parenting

The first night alone at home with your new baby. There is much joy in this moment, but also some (or a lot of) anxiety and overwhelm. I felt so happy to be home in my own space away from all the nurses…but then again, I also liked having the nurses and doctors around because they knew what they were doing! As a new mom, I still felt unprepared.  I was also convinced that the talk about the “maternal instinct” was a load of rubbish. Where was my maternal instinct and could it please get here soon!?

I am now seven and a half months past the newborn baby stage, but looking back what I remember most is how unprepared I felt in my role as a mom. I was worried I was doing the wrong thing; I was constantly guessing at what my baby needed. I was riddled with self-doubt. I was unsure how I was going to do this. I wondered if I had it in me to be a decent mom. In this post I share the story of my first night at home with my new baby and some lessons learned along the way. Read More…

This is Part 2 of my list of tips I wish I had known when I started to breastfeed. You can find Part 1 here. I am not a breastfeeding expert, but I have learned a lot along my breastfeeding journey. Despite struggles and some infant formula along the way, I was able to continue breastfeeding.  Read More…

I am by no means a breastfeeding expert. In fact, I’ve had my fair share of struggles. However, I did learn a lot of useful information along the way that I am determined to share. What follows is my lowdown on breastfeeding. I thought about what I wish I had known in the beginning. And voila, this list came to be! Read More…

Oh breastfeeding! I have such a love-hate relationship with you. I had many difficulties with breastfeeding in the beginning, mainly because I had extremely sore nipples. Like, so sore that I could not tolerate wearing a bra at all. Not even out of the house, in public, for weeks!

I went to many medical professionals in an attempt to make the process less painful. I was perplexed that none of these professionals could help me with the pain. It turns out that useful breastfeeding support is hard to find.

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