Just a moment in time

Just a moment in time

Every so often I like to write an update on my family’s breastfeeding story. Breastfeeding is, after all, something that affects the entire family. A new mom who wants to breastfeed needs support from everyone around her. Especially her partner, but also friends and family. Looking back, my husband was an incredible support. With Babe, […]

Breastfeeding resources for Montreal moms

Breastfeeding resources for Montreal moms

In my prenatal yoga classes this week, the requested theme has been breastfeeding. It’s a topic, that up until now, I’ve shied away from bringing into the studio. Why? I guess it’s that I don’t want to be known as or thought of as one of “those women who push breastfeeding.” What a touchy subject, […]

Nightweaning Bug

Nightweaning Bug

Bug is 2.5 and was waking all night long to nurse. Well not waking– like any breastfeeding, bedsharing mama knows, kid finds boob in sleep. Mama wakes, all night long. It’s been almost five years of nursing and bedsharing. Two things I’m still happy doing. Waking all night to nurse a 2.5 year old…? A […]

On nursing a preschooler

On nursing a preschooler

Years ago, if someone told me I’d still be nursing my four year old, I’d have argued. I didn’t see myself nursing beyond the “recommended” two years. When our first few weeks felt disastrous, I didn’t think we’d make it to 6 months. And if someone told me I’d be tandem nursing…! Hahaha! What kind of […]

Nurture-Elle nursing shirt review and giveaway (and savings code)

Nurture-Elle nursing shirt review and giveaway (and savings code)

I’m not exactly a fashionista. I’m mostly a SAHM and when I do work outside the home, I teach yoga, so I’m in a tank top and yoga pants most days. That uniform wasn’t going to cut it for the holidays, so I was so happy to have received this Butterfly Nursing Shirt from Nurture-Elle. […]

Sweet Sleep book review and Giveaway

Sweet Sleep book review and Giveaway

I wasn’t so sure when I saw the title of the book, “Sweet Sleep.” Great. Another book about sleep by “experts,” I thought. Many of the books published these days tend to be variations of Ferber and Cry it Out. You know the advice that goes something like, “be sure to put towels down in […]

We night weaned! (Again!)

We night weaned! (Again!)

Imagine this post was about night-weaning my 16 month old Bug. It’s not– it’s about night-weaning his 3.5 year old sister! Until about a month ago I was nursing Babe to sleep every night and nap and quite honestly hating it. On top of it, she’d wake multiple times to nurse, as would Bug. I […]

A good nursing shirt is life-changing! Review of Momzelle's new Carly shirt

A good nursing shirt is life-changing! Review of Momzelle’s new Carly shirt

Momzelle is offering Mama Naturale readers $5 off. Just use the code MAMA5 within the next three weeks. For the first year or so of Babe’s life I had no special nursing attire. My nursing bras were hand me downs and I just wore “easy access” shirts. But by the time I became pregnant with […]

Just weiner!

Just weiner!

I sometimes complain about nursing my 2.5 year old. A problem I have is total honesty, all the time. So when someone asks, for example, how I am, I might grumble that I’m exhausted because I was nursing the kids all night. Or whatever. There are few people in my real life who understand what […]