Breastfeeding on Demand: a Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Nicholeon January 06,2014 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessHow-To TipsMommy Care

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I discovered the work of Gwen Dewar, Ph.D when ParentingScience.com covered her 2008 work on breastfeeding on demand, also known as “baby-led” and “on-cue” feeding. The basis of this practice is that baby, with the means they have developmentally at their disposal, initiates feedings with their mother. Feeding sessions begin with baby’s request and finishes when […]

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Why Mommy Wars and What I Do To Stay Out of Them (Best I Can)

by Jillon August 20,2013 in Family JourneyMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

When I first thought about the topic of mommy wars, I pictured current social media: critical Facebook posts and parents tearing each other apart in the comments of a blog. This is what I’ve seen and experienced. I keep wondering though, why its happening. Are parents so insecure in their parenting choices that they are […]

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Would You Let Someone Else Breastfeed Your Baby?

by Heatheron July 31,2013 in BreastfeedingNatural Parenting Style

A couple weeks back I had a funny dream. I dreamt that I reunited with a friend back in the states (I live in Chile), who was meeting my now one-year-old daughter for the first time. Upon greeting us, this friend brought my girl directly to her breast as if of course this is how […]

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Unschooling: The Good, the Bad and the Awesome (A Day in the Life)

by Jillon July 16,2013 in Co-SleepingFamily JourneyLearningNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

  I decided I wanted to write a day in the life post because I love unschooling. We do *so* much, have amazing experiences, and witness everyday life kind of awesomeness that wouldn’t be seen sitting at a desk. *And* we do it when we decide we’re ready *and* we stop when we’re done! Doesn’t […]

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Our Little Breastfeeding “Miracle”

by Heatheron June 18,2013 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

A few months ago, in the thick of it, I wrote about the challenges my little and I were having breastfeeding. Long story short to recap the post, my baby had an ineffective suck and my supply tanked after a couple weeks, (almost) never to return, and we supplemented with formula to the point where […]

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Simple and Natural Answers to Common Breastfeeding Questions

by Jillon May 22,2013 in Family JourneyNatural Parenting StyleUncategorized

    “Rules and regulations have no place in the mother-baby relationship. Each mother and baby dyad is different and what works well for one mother and baby may not work well for another mother and baby. The important thing to do is to look at the mother and baby as individuals.”– Andrea Eastman, MA, […]

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Your Baby’s Breastfeeding Cues

by Nicholeon February 13,2013 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessLearning

This terrific new graphic developed and published by the Women’s and Newborn Services of the  Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is offering new mothers and other caregivers a means to identify and meet a baby’s hunger cues. First and foremost a friendly promoter of breastfeeding and nursing, these RBWH tips can be used for breast- or bottle-fed […]

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Basics of Multiple Baby Care

by Jillon January 06,2013 in Baby_WearingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

At Boba we receive lots of questions about multiple birth and babies. Many parents wonder how it can work with babywearing and other natural parenting methods. When parents find out they are expecting multiples it can be a little scary to consider how it may change parenting choices.  While there are no perfect solutions (except […]

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Breastfeeding When It Don’t Come Easy, Our Story

by Heatheron November 11,2012 in BreastfeedingFamily JourneyNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

  Note: I wrote and published a follow-up post to this one about our success! Feel free to check it out: Our Little Breastfeeding “Miracle” **************** This morning, I awoke to my nearly 16-week-old little girl scooting closer and nuzzling in for her morning wake-up nurse. A couple hours later, we settled into the rocking […]

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An Inspiring Story About Donating Breast Milk While Traveling

by Kim Rosason August 14,2012 in BreastfeedingMoms Who InspireNatural Parenting Style

We all know that breast milk is worth its weight in gold.  As a breastfeeding mother I know this fact very well.  I’ve been fortunate enough that I don’t often have to pump for my son because I work from home.  When a work trip to a blogging conference in San Diego was inevitable l […]

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