breastfeeding · Motherhood

How to Heal Mastitis and Blocked Ducts Without Antibiotics

Breastfeeding isn't easy. What makes it even LESS easy is mastitis and blocked milk ducts. It isn't entirely uncommon for moms to experience one or both of these issues (20% of Western moms experience it apparently) and I was one of them! Maybe I thought I would just get lucky, maybe I thought it just… Continue reading How to Heal Mastitis and Blocked Ducts Without Antibiotics

breastfeeding · Life In Tokyo With Kids · Motherhood

Night Weaning My Son in 30 Days

Finally, the long awaited night weaning post! I've been posting for a while on my instagram about our adventure into night weaning, but I thought I would write an overview here for anyone who is thinking about starting it as well. I already know this is going to be a long one! So a little… Continue reading Night Weaning My Son in 30 Days

breastfeeding · Motherhood

Breastfeeding As A Mothering Tool

I was scrolling through Instagram recently, (which if you don't follow me, my handle is @mymotherhoodtokyo) and I paused to read a post from one of my favorite breastfeeding mamas @littlepeachlondon. She was talking about the benefits of breastfeeding and how breastfeeding was a "mothering tool". I thought this was just about the most perfect… Continue reading Breastfeeding As A Mothering Tool

breastfeeding · Life In Tokyo With Kids · Motherhood

Breastfeeding Support in Tokyo

First, I just want to say, breastfeeding is HARD! And breastfeeding is even harder without support. Getting help, especially in the early days, does not mean you are a bad mother. In fact, it's the opposite! Asking for help is exactly what you should do if things aren't going well because even though breastfeeding is… Continue reading Breastfeeding Support in Tokyo

breastfeeding · Motherhood · Pregnancy & Childbirth

What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

As a pregnant woman, how much time are you spending preparing for birth? Are you taking breathing classes? Touring your hospital? Packing a hospital bag? Reading books? What about for breastfeeding? If you're anything like me, you barely prepared at all! Before giving birth I knew I wanted to breastfeed, but I really had no… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding BEFORE Giving Birth

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding in the First Four Months

My son is just over four months old now and exclusively breastfed. We've been through a lot in our breastfeeding journey, here are five things I've learned since we started: Breastfeeding will feel completely normal the moment your child is born. When I was pregnant I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel about breastfeeding. For… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding in the First Four Months