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Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2019

About the boob

Went to bed with achingly full breasts and awoke in agony. I have the constant stench of cabbage on my person (the cool leaves are said to soothe engorged breasts). Sigh. Tried to get over the counter meds to dry up my milk, but alas, one needs a script from a doctor! Here’s a limmerick […]

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Just Add Water

Baby is taking the weaning in her stride. She crawled to me earlier and cried to be picked up, so I picked her up and gave her a cuddle. She happily takes the bottle from me! So far, so good! Advertisements

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That’s All Folks

Earlier this evening, I breastfed my baby for the last time. Our breastfeeding journey came to an inconspicuous end. It lasted 310 days and 18 hours. My goal had been to reach 365 days, one trip around the sun. But alas.  The medication I am on for the post-natal depression, well one particular capsule, is […]

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Pancakes

I spent the morning, slaving over a hot stove, to cook up some pancakes. Baby’s first tooth made its debut, peeking out the front of her bottom jaw. A second is not far behind and her top two teeth are on their way. Finally! Those in the know, say they’ll start poppin’ like popcorn! Armed […]

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I found the panacea

Today, I have a totally different baby on my hands! She is happy, playful and her tears are soon forgotten! Thanks to some syrup for pain and fever,  we were able to have a relatively undisturbed night.  Today, she ate all her meals without much fuss. I added teething powder for good measure, so she […]

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Keeping Abreast

My Facebook friends know, I’m a breastfeeding mom. Some, like my sister, say I am fanatical about breastfeeding. It has certainly made me a somewhat of a celebrity. I featured on two television news inserts, a radio news interview and a newspaper article. I am passionate about breastfeeding. Maybe even militant.  Here’s why. Breastfeeding didn’t […]

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Therein lies the rub

Teething! My baby is teething! That’s why she refused food and took solace in the breast! Gosh! And I thought I was having a bad day?! Poor baby! It took a convo with nana and my mom for me to connect the dots! Even the swimming instructor noticed! Aish! Sometimes I don’t have all the […]

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Thorny with a patch of roses

Life is never all bad or all good. After my last post, I came to realise that truth. Once I quit trying to force her to eat, offered her breastmilk, and let her be, we had a rather pleasant time. She takes joy in really simple things. Like playing with my shoelaces or running my […]

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