Breastfeeding


A Boob By Any Other Color: On Breastfeeding and Privilege

This morning, I saw my girl Yanira in my text messages. I was ready to laugh at something funny or be inspired by her hustle. Instead, I got this: Hawtdamb! I rolled my eyes. Annoyed at the obvious way in which privilege rears its ugly head. Even when feeding a child. But then I thought, I want to see what the Buzzfeed article says.  Sure enough, it was all about how adorable this image was. The headline read: An adorable photograph of a Queensland student breastfeeding at her graduation has been liked by......

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Claiming Your Superpower
July 14, 2014

Claiming Your Superpower

Twenty days after the birth of this blog I wrote a post called I Make Milk, What’s Your Superpower? I did it as part of a linkup with Mary, the Mommyologist and first blogger that evah spoke to me. I’m forever grateful to her. See, she had started this Mom Sexy thing. And that long, long post written late at night as my kid was reworking her sleep schedule was my way of telling the world I was Mom Sexy! The last line of the post was: I have conference calls while strapped to my......

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Loca About Leche
October 10, 2013

Loca About Leche

Today Yery shares one of the things that makes her loca: breastmilk. You’ve heard me talk about breastfeeding but here’s an account of someone that has been exclusively pumping for six months (and counting). These days it seems like everything I do is tied to my milk supply. That’s right; I am a human milk machine. I have a living breathing life that depends on me and this milk my glands produce. And yes, I know there is formula available to those who can’t or choose not to “nurse” but that would......

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May 19, 2011

The Great Debate

I have read a great many blogs and articles lately about nursing. And it’s starting to piss me off! I don’t believe you should judge someone’s decision to nurse or bottle feed. I don’t believe that you need to blurt out your very personal explanation as to why you are doing what you are doing WITH YOUR KID to a stranger.  I have had friends who wanted to nurse but couldn’t. And they have happy, lovely kids. I have friends that never even wanted to try it and it doesn’t make them......

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March 06, 2011

Dwindling Superpower

Or…Weaning 101.  It’s happening.  I saw it coming this month.  Between the stresses of every day living, the hustle and bustle of work and the passing of mami, my body has decided it can’t do it all.  And so, my milk is drying up.  I would like to thank chocolate in the organic whole milk as well as Silk’s Very Vanilla Soy for helping me find a happy medium with the frog princess after weeks of failed attempts (not wholehearted ones, mind you)....

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December 07, 2010

Confessions of a Toddler Mom

I think I must’ve missed the email. Because I have no clue as to what the hell is going on! Last week, I go through my junk mail to see my weekly baby update from BabyCenter.com. Why was it in junk mail, you ask? Because even Google is confused as to the subject line. I have a baby. Google and I both know that. This email says something about your “toddler”, week 1. Huh? Come again?!...

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I really want a t-shirt with that message.  I think I deserve it.  But then again I feel that the t-shirt should say so much more (but who would read it and would there be enough material?). My mother did not lie to me about giving birth.  She told me that it would hurt.  But that you always wait for the bigger wave and it never comes.  That you actually want it to hurt more because you know you are one step closer to seeing your child and that when you do,......

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