On Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding and Buying my First Can of Formula

I'm not exactly sure why breastfeeding matters so much to me. My knee jerk reaction is that my mom breastfed me, and because when it comes to motherhood I aspire to be as much like her as I canĀ - naturally I wanted to breastfeed, too. But then I found out she only breastfed me for [...]

Breast is Best…except when it’s not

When you have a baby these days, particularly if you live in Portland, Maine (or any other "progressive" city) you are overwhelmingly pressured into breastfeeding. And don't get me wrong - it's great that breastfeeding is now the recommended way to feed baby, and that doctors and parents alike are beginning (or continuing) to realize [...]