Breastfeeding Tips

How to Make Exclusive Pumping Work for You

How to Make Exclusive Pumping Work for You

I’ve always wanted Coffee and Coos to be a place that supports all moms. Whether you work, stay home, breastfeed, bottle feed, supplement, co-sleep, sleep train (you get where I’m going with this right?), I want this blog to be a place where you can […]

7 Lessons I Learned from my Lactation Consultant

7 Lessons I Learned from my Lactation Consultant

I’m a few months in to my second breastfeeding journey, and I’d like to take a minute to reiterate that breastfeeding is hard.  You have to worry about latching, positioning, engorgement, managing your milk supply, making sure your baby is getting enough, and so on […]

Haakaa Hacks – Tips and Tricks for Using the Silicone Breast Pump

Haakaa Hacks – Tips and Tricks for Using the Silicone Breast Pump

What is a Haakaa? The Haakaa is a silicone breast pump designed to catch the letdown from your opposite breast, while you nurse your baby.  All you have to do is attach it to your breast and it will collect milk without any additional effort […]

14 Tips for Breastfeeding your Newborn

14 Tips for Breastfeeding your Newborn

When I had Weston, the breastfeeding Gods must have been smiling down on me.  We had an amazing experience.  He latched well from the start, gained weight like a champ, and I had a great milk supply.  Elliott will be two weeks old tomorrow and […]

How to Prepare to Breastfeed a Newborn

How to Prepare to Breastfeed a Newborn

I was cleaning out the spare bedroom today so that we can quickly turn it into a “big boy” room for Weston before the baby comes.  The closet was packed with random baby things that were shoved in there at one point or another over […]

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Everything Breastfeeding Moms Need to Know

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Everything Breastfeeding Moms Need to Know

As a breastfeeding mom, there was nothing more frustrating and confusing than the topic of alcohol and breastfeeding.  When I decided I was ready for that first glass of wine after having Weston, I had to pull out my phone and Google “alcohol and breastfeeding”.  […]

The 7 Best Breastfeeding Resources for New and Expecting Moms

The 7 Best Breastfeeding Resources for New and Expecting Moms

If you plan to breastfeed your baby, you’re probably full of questions about how it works, what happens to your body, and what you need to do to be successful. Breastfeeding is one of the most difficult tasks a new mom has to face once […]

10 Breastfeeding Hacks for Brand New Moms

10 Breastfeeding Hacks for Brand New Moms

I’m not going to be another person that tells you that breastfeeding is hard.  You probably already know that.  Instead, I’ve put together a list of my favorite breastfeeding hacks for brand new moms.  There’s not a lot about motherhood that’s easy, but there are […]

How I Kept my Milk Supply up and Breastfed for Over a Year

How I Kept my Milk Supply up and Breastfed for Over a Year

Well, we’re at the end of an era in our household.  After nearly 15 months, Weston is officially done drinking breast milk.  After breastfeeding for 13 months, he’s been chugging away at our freezer stash of over 1,500 ounces for the last two months.  Yesterday, […]

How to Gently Wean your Toddler

How to Gently Wean your Toddler

After 13+ months, we are officially done breastfeeding (insert happy face and sad face here).    I am so grateful to have had the ability to provide milk for Weston for over a year, and for the beautiful breastfeeding bond we shared.  However, as Weston’s first […]