Why I’m still breastfeeding

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** Disclosure: Everything is from my opinion and what has worked with my family! All opinions are my own! **

With all the controversy about breastfeeding versus formula and breastfeeding in public. I thought I would share my story about why I’m still breastfeeding my 10 month old son.

A little back story. I was able to breastfeed my daughter until she was 7 months old then had to switch to formula has my milk wasn’t giving her enough nutrients, and I was constantly feeding her. Also I was returning back to work soon and wanted time to make the switch with out stress.

So when my son was born, I wanted to feed him breastmilk until he was about 7 months old as well. However I had a hard time, at first, getting him to latch properly. Then once we got that straightened out, he was growing too fast at times for me to keep up with what he needed. So we were adding in a little bottle of formula about once a day so I could keep up to him.

I was heart broken when we started the one bottle formula as I thought I had failed my son as he was about 4 months old. Then for months we have gone back and forth with just my milk and adding a bottle.

I had to put aside what my heart wanted, which was to breastfeed him until at least 7 months. I had to focus on his health and my sanity. And since I have two kids now, I couldn’t spend all day feeding a baby.

Well fast forward a few months and I’m still breastfeeding him. As he is getting bigger we are giving him more and more solids foods of course. But we tried homo milk and he developed milk rash from it under his eyes. The rash was so bad it looked like it was starting to blister.

He wouldn’t take a Enfamil formula bottle, it was like he didn’t like the taste. So we switched to Similac formula. I thought everything was going great. He took it and drank the whole thing. I was excited!!There did not seem to be any problems, however, my excitement ended. As for the past day and half, he has been having more and more spit up.

He was just having two bottles a day with solid food through out the day. He would have breast milk at nap and bed time. A good transition in my opinion. But with the amount of spit up, I might have to go back to the drawing board and see what else I can do. Or find the happy medium for both of us and what works best with my family.

It has been a journey for sure, and as I continue on it I will definitely be sharing it!

Until next time . . .

Miss Peregrine’s Home . . . Series Review


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Hey all!

I just finished reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (book 1).

Source: Library

Publisher: Quirk Books

Series: Yes, 4 books

Edition: Paperback 352 pages

Genre: Young Adult

Purchase: Chapters 

Rating:  👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

“A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow-impossible though it seems they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”- Goodreads

This is the debut novel for author Ranson Riggs. I truly believe he hit the ball out of the park on this one!! He gathered/collected a bunch of old pictures and then built the book around the pictures. Having the pictures added to the book, it really brings the book to life. You are able to have the visuals, yet they don’t take away from mental images you as the reader can create.

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. It has such a semi-dark, slightly twisted tone to it that a lot of people might not like. It’s not as dark or twisted as Harry Potter (only my PERSONAL opinion) or as some thrillers.

I am currently reading the second book in the series: Hollow City. Loving every minute of this book so far as well. Only a hundred and some pages into it so far. Stay tuned for a review on that one as well!


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Read with Me

I’m getting back into reading after two kids. They are still young and it’s a challenge still to find the time. However, I’m trying!!

Join me on the journey as I read through just about every. So far I’ve read from
Free shipping at chapters.indigo.ca some young adult books to memories too graphic novels.

As you can tell there is no real genre, author or topics that I favor. So be prepared for anything and everything for review!

If you have a book I should read or want a review in a book before reading yourself let me know!!!

Find a cozy spot, grab a cup of tea/coffee and getting ready for some awesome and not so awesome books!!

Let’s get reading . . .

 

 

About Me

Hi everyone! I’m Jay a Canadian lifestyle blogger. I am a wife to my best friend and hubby (Josh), a mother to two amazing little people, Logan and Raymond. I am a blogger on the side and a coach and stay at home mom full time.

I started this blog as a side “job” as a creative venue for me. I want to share a little glimpse into what it`s like living in the North of Canada. I also started to talk/relate to other moms/women who love being creative, fashion, books and anything else life has to offer. Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear from you or if you simply want to chit-chat!!