July 14, 2011

Thanks for the Mammaries.

It's about to get a little personal up in here. And while I would normally shy away from writing about breasts, I'm encouraged by fellow bloggers' Joanna Goddard (A Cup of Jo) and Kourtney Kardashian who've written about their own adventures in breast feeding.

Today marks the end of a nursing era with Baby Trumpster. It was a very slow progression towards stopping and although it may sound freeing, I'm kind of sad about it.

Breast feeding is not for everyone, but for me it was an amazing, complex, sometimes frustrating, always rewarding, emotional and physical experience. I have no doubt that one of the reasons mothers who breast feed decide (with their hubbies) to have more children is to recreate that bond once again. Miracle is the only word to describe it. 

Anyway, thanks for letting me over-share. And while we're on the topic, I thought I'd post some of my breastfeeding/pumping essentials.

Beaté de Maman nursing products are amazing, and founded by the best OBGYN (mine), Dr. Michele Brown.
Cardigans and blouses offer the easiest access for hungry babies—these two are from J. Crew.
Medela breast pumps can be pricey, but are well-worth the extra dollars for an electric pump (if you have no idea what this is then don't even worry about it.)
Bebe au Lait's Hooter Hider—best product name EVER! Is perfect for covering up the tatas from those trying to sneak a peek when you're nursing in public. (Creeps.)

Andrea xx


  1. My favorite post yet. Love you!

  2. Great tips from a saavy veteran, not an overshare!

  3. yay just came across this post now.. i was away. i breastfed for a few weeks till Tay got really frustrated b/c she got too used to the bottle (we had to supplement from the beginning b/c she was so big and hungry). anyway, i'm still pumping to at least give her the nutritional value.... congrats to you for sticking with it for so long!! maybe with our next one i'll be able to breastfeed longer. PS have the hooter hider and medela =)