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The Day I Had Mastitis | Columbia SC Moms Blog

The Day I Had Mastitis

It was going to be a lovely Friday. It was my day off after having been back to work for four full weeks post-maternity. I was looking forward to cleaning/tidying up the house, a pedicure and other wonderful things … maybe even a massage. I got up like normal at 4:15 a.m. to do my […]

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Breastfeeding | Columbia SC Moms Blog

Mom Confession :: Breastfeeding

Hey Momma, I’m going to pretend we’re sitting at a cafe in a quaint little town and I’m just going to share my heart with you … a confession of sorts. So grab your cup of coffee or latte and settle in your comfy chair. Some of you may need to brace yourselves for what […]

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Confessions of a Failed Hippie Earth Mama - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Confessions of a Failed Hippie Earth Mama

During my pregnancy, you could smell my crunchiness from a mile away (and it smelled of incense, patchouli, and a vague sense of superiority). I did prenatal yoga every day. I lived on kale smoothies. I meditated. I ran regularly all the way until my 3rd trimester. I tie-dyed every white onesie I could get […]

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5 Things NOT to Say to Moms Who Don’t Breastfeed

It’s World Breastfeeding Week! The moms in our community have been attending breastfeeding events, playdates, and posting nursing photos all over social media. It’s a great way to promote how beneficial and important breastfeeding is, but it can also sting a little to those of us who weren’t able to breastfeed (or chose not to). […]

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Nursing Strikes :: They Can Happen to You!

I breastfed each of my older two children for the first year of their life, so I certainly wasn’t a nursing newbie with my third baby. The easiest nursing times were when my babies were between six months and a year old. By then my milk was established, I had worked through most latching, mastitis, […]

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