Pregnancy cravings are overrated. They’re like the measly ripples before the actual tsunami hits. And by tsunami I mean Breastfeeding Hunger. Sure, I had cravings when I was pregnant. In fact, I spent my entire pregnancy devouring watermelon, much to my Asian mother’s dismay. (There’s a superstition that eating “cool foods” like watermelon during pregnancy […]Read more "The (Breastfeeding) Hunger Games"
Dear boobs, I know we got off to a rough start. Even though it wasn’t your fault, I’ve always held a grudge against you for being small. You’ll probably recall that my discontentment started at the age of nine when our (male!) principal awkwardly gave us fourth graders the sex talk, much to our bemusement. […]Read more "An Open Letter to my Boobs"
The benefits of breastfeeding have been well established. It offers the best nutritional value, confers protection against a plethora of illnesses, may protect against obesity and SIDS and decreases the risk of certain types of cancers in the mother. However, there is a downside to breastfeeding and pumping. There’s so much pressure to breastfeed these […]Read more "My Love-Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding"