Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dr. Seuss for Nursing Moms

Would you nurse her in the park?

Would you nurse him in the dark?
Would you nurse him with a Boppy?
And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse him in the park,
I would nurse her in the dark.
I’d nurse with or without a Boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with your seat belt on?
Can you nurse from dusk till dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her `till she’s full!

Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy strong and smart,
Mommy’s milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at the game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse him at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.

As for those who protest lactation,
I have the perfect explanation.
Mommy’s milk is tailor made
It’s the perfect food, you need no aid.

Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them breast’s the perfect food!

I would never scoff or giggle,
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would not be so crass or crude,
I KNOW that this milk’s the perfect food!

We make the amount we need
The perfect temp for every feed.
There’s no compare to milk from breast-
The perfect food, above the rest.

Those sweet nursing smiles are oh so sweet,
Mommy’s milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can’t be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I’ll meet her needs, I’ll always try.
It’s not about what’s good for you,
It’s best for babies, through and through.

I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be lads and ma’am.
I will nurse her, Mom I am.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Help...I'm Addicted to Cloth!

Okay, so my addiction isn't so bad as some people's, but MAN, I LOVE me some cloth diapers. We used disposables the week we were in Canada, and Michael and I both kept commenting on how much we missed MJ's cloth. I never realized how scratchy and stinky 'sposies are! In addition, cloth diapers are so damn cute! The last time I posted on this subject, we were using exclusively BumGenius pocket diapers. After a few months, my luck with these turned bad. I had terrible repelling issues with the microfiber and had to perform voodoo to keep them build-up free (disclaimer: most people never have this problem...must be my water). Since then, I've switched to natural fiber (cotton, hemp, bamboo) prefolds and fitteds and covers. My favorites are GreenSprouts. Come on...these are cute, right?

Fortunately, there's a site called Diaper Swappers where you can buy/sell used diapers. I sold all my BGs for enough money to pay for my entire stash of GreenSprouts! I'm slowly selling off all but my favorites because I went a bit overboard trying new things. ;0

I love cloth diapers so much that one of the things I look forward to most with a new baby (no, this is NOT an announcement!) is a cute little newborn fluffy butt. Yes, I have a problem.

If you have been considering trying it! You won't regret it for a moment.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Free BPA Free Bottle

Click Here to claim your free bottle from Medela. :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Breastfeeding on Sesame Street

This is from a 1977 episode of Sesame Street. I think it's so sweet.

Video: Buffy explains breastfeeding to Big Bird.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Back from Canada!

Wanted to let you know that the bug suit was great. Marlee only wore it in the evening when the bugs were really bad. The rest of the time, I used the California Baby repellent. I applied it morning, lunchtime, and before bed. She only got two bites the entire trip, both on her scalp on the first day (I sprayed her head after that). I, however, am covered in bites because I wasn't nearly so diligent about myself.

So, two thumbs up for Bugabear's suit and California Baby spray!