It’s the first day of the new decade and my boobs are finally free! My breastfeeding journey Nobody could have…

It’s time to wean your precious child. If you are like I was with my second child, you rejoice at the thought of weaning. If you aren’t,  you are on the opposite side of the spectrum, absolutely dreading the weaning process. Either way, you’ll need to decide how you’re going to wean your baby.One of the most important actions to take while weaning is to try different techniques until you find what works.There are so many techniques to try, and in this article, we’ll explore some of the best.

So! Allow me to say, from the very start, that I breastfed all three of my older children for at...

I took a breath to brace myself for any possible negative feedback to come. “Thank you for meeting with me,”…

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I LOVE Chocolate Milk (that’s what I’ve nicknamed Black Mama’s Liquid Gold). As a four…

While crying and complaining to my husband about the difficulties that came with nursing, he said something to me that he says often. “Coatneys don’t quit!” In my head, I was thinking, “Well technically I’m only a Coatney by marriage sooooo…I can still quit if I want to, right???” But I kept my internal thoughts internal and continued on with the conversation. My husband was right though.

Until becoming a mom I never experienced having two intensely opposite emotions about the exact same thing!I absolutely love and hate nursing my now two-year-old son.It’s so bizarre…

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse…

Super Mommi I think the greatest thing I’ve done for my Daughter as a baby was breastfeed her for as…

As I travel the country as a breastfeeding advocate, I am rarely shocked by the comments I receive or the misconceptions people share. Except for the time a Black woman asked me to stop talking about that “slavery sh*t.”

If you’ve been following me and my writing for any length of time you know that I am a proud…

Originally Posted on TheMillennialMatraichllc.com by Candice   Happy Black Breastfeeding Week Mamas!! I’m so excited that this week exists for us…

Breastfeeding, while natural, is often difficult. Many problems can creep in and threaten to stop you from breastfeeding. The good news is that virtually every problem that comes along with breastfeeding can be fixed. 

Colostrum Harvesting or Antenatal Hand Expression is a topic that isn’t talked about as much as it should be. So many moms with high risk pregnancy situations are unaware of how colostrum storing during pregnancy can actually help their babies after they are born.The amazing qualities of our breastmilk are still majorly unnoticed. This plays a part in many hardships breastfeeding moms face; often alone due to the stigmas that affect support, and capitalistic push of formula in situations breast milk could have rectified.If you are diabetic, run the risk of a NICU stay, susceptible to Gestational Diabetes or prenatal genetic testing shows concerns for baby this is definitely vital information for you to have

Yeah, that’s right I said it and I meant it. I don’t care what any of y’all have to say,...

I have a beautiful baby girl who’s attached like no other. You can’t tell me nothing when it comes to feeding my baby and making sure she’s good. I feel a since of relief and happiness each and every time I have the courage to nurse my baby wherever and whenever I need to. I know that sense of relief is stronger now because I didn’t feel that way with my son.

Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even bigger one for duration has lingered for so long is reason enough to take 7 days to focus on the issue, but here are a few more:

Breastfeeding, the most beautiful and natural experience that many mothers will have with their little ones. While I’m not here to debate if breast is best, when making the decision to breastfeed you are sacrificing some things: alcohol, bad eating habits and possibly great sex to name a few.