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  • Formula Cluster Feeding: Does it Ever Happen?

    March 31, 2023

    The other day, a random thought popped into my head: when babies drink formula, is cluster feeding a “thing?” As a former breastfeeding mama, I know my newborn babies went through their fair share of cluster feeds, but I didn’t stop to consider whether a formula-fed baby has the same innate desire to eat more […]

  • Motherhood will not make you whole- you must do that for yourself

    March 29, 2023

    Motherhood will not make you whole – you must do that for yourself I became a mom for the first time in my early 30s and up until then, I had always felt like something was missing in my life.   I hadn’t yet managed to figure out my passions, and at some point along the […]

  • How Long Does Cluster Feeding Last? Not as Long as You Think!

    March 27, 2023

    Once I got past the initial nipple pain and “How the hell do I do this?” part of breastfeeding, I finally felt like I had nursing all figured out. And then wham! our precious girl seemed insatiable, and I had no idea what was going on. This non-stop desire to eat, I would soon learn, […]