Bra Fit Tips from the Company Leading Lady

Today I am sharing a guest post from Leading Lady’s Director of Design, Haidee Johnstone, who has been expertly tailoring bras for over 20 years and has some great insights on how to find the ideal fit. The three most important factors in selecting a bra are:  Fit, Comfort and Support. Proper fit is essential to the health of your breasts. The right fit will help prevent sagging, chafing and keep breasts dry, supported and comfortable in even the most strenuous conditions. So, how do you achieve the perfect fit? Leading Lady’s fit-conscious designer shares her tips for achieving the […]

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The Decision to Breastfeed

Since I am going to be at Type-A Parent Conference and of course have to plan that trip and such I decided now would be the time to bring up some of my really old blog posts. I am talking from 2008-2009 era, I hope you enjoy and if you were not a subscriber back then well you will get some new content topics to comment on! Happy Reading! Making the decision to breastfeed is a very personal one, many people have heard horror stories and many may have family who feels this is not an okay thing to do. […]

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The Day I Breastfed on YouTube

For some reason the other night I decided to search on YouTube for Brandyellen1981 (my YouTube Username) and up pops my Go Pillow video review from years ago when I used to use WritingsofaWAHM.com for this blog domain. I was watching it and realized oh my goodness, I actually was breastfeeding baby K in that video! No you can’t see any body parts but seriously check this out…. So … see breastfeeding should be treated as something completely natural, it’s not a big deal. Breastfeeding or formula or bottle feeding is simply a choice we all make as parents. My […]

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Baby K Won’t Nurse

It’s been going on for a week or two now, Baby K has lost interest in nursing and my milk supply has suffered from his lack of nursing. It’s a sad time for me, because he is my last baby, and he is growing up. I thought he would be hard to wean and here he is weaning off around the same age his sister did years ago. I should have known Baby K would have weaned around the same time as big sissy because he is so much like her in other ways. Baby K reminds me of those […]

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Nizo Wear: Comfort By Design Nursing Bras

Image via Wikipedia As part of my breastfeeding series, I was reviewing various products in hopes to find a great list of resources for Moms who will be or are currently nursing. When I happened up Nizo Wear I realized I just had to give their products a try. As a nursing mom of three children, the one problem I had was finding a nursing bra that was comfortable, stylish and allowed for easy nursing. Nizo Wear is exactly that; comfortable, stylish nursing bras for any Mom. About Nizo Wear: Inspired by real life experiences of the founder, Nicole Zoellner, […]

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Breastfeeding: Weaning

Thank you to Melissa who allowed me to share some of her fantastic breastfeeding articles with my readers, since this is the last day of my breastfeeding series I felt it would be best to discuss the topic of weaning. All information below was taken from Melissa’s About.com Page. Most of this article is derived from Melissa’s page, with some ad lib from myself. Weaning can be a challenging time, not only for baby but for Mom as well. There is no real age or correct time to wean your baby off the breast, it’s all a matter of what […]

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My Personal Breastfeeding Story

Image by tanakawho via Flickr As we near the end of my series about Breastfeeding, I decided it was time to share my own story. My name is Brandy and I am a mother of three. I am uncertain what made me decide to breastfeed my first born, but that was my decision. I know looking back I must have known it was a healthier choice, a lower cost choice and that it would also benefit me in losing some pregnancy weight faster. Also I do recall her father was a bit pushy about the subject, feeling it was the […]

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YOU Pillows – Good for Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & More

I recently tested out the YOU Pillow and honestly I thought I was going to receive something similar to a “normal” nursing pillow, but what I received exceeded my expectations! The YOU Pillow is uniquely designed for so many uses, it’s flexibility makes it a great pillow for nursing, pregnancy {helping support that heavy belly while sleeping}, supporting your back while sitting, supporting baby to have some comfy lay down time with a parent, and so much more. I must say I am excited to have my YOU Pillow because it’s truly unlike any other pillow I have seen. Product […]

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Nutritional Benefits of Vitamin D

My breastfeeding series would not be complete without opening the discussion of the important nutritional benefits of Vitamin D. I have nursed three children, and up until this last baby, my pediatrician had never mentioned vitamin D. With Baby K, they informed me I should get him on some form of a Vitamin D Supplement, apparently my breast milk may not contain enough which could lead to bone issues in the future. Wellesse has generously given my family some liquid vitamin D samples, and I must say they are easier to incorporate into our daily diet than a regular vitamin. […]

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