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My first daughter, Nicolette, was born 8 weeks early and went directly into an incubator at the NICU. There wasn’t a choice about breastfeeding, she went straight to formula through a feeding tube. When my second daughter, Gemma, was born, breastfeeding was a whole new world. As a father, I never gave it much thought. When my wife was pregnant, she made the decision that she wanted to breastfeed, and I was like, “OK, sounds good.” Little did I know!  Read more...

As Director of MilkWorks in Omaha, my days are surrounded by new mothers and babies.  This week, as Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on my own journey through motherhood. It seems like just yesterday my first daughter was born, yet now my third daughter is speaking in complete sentences! Motherhood for me has been a journey of ups and down, full of tears of joy and frustration, and a lot of laughter along the way. And yet, something continues to stay consistent - mothering through breastfeeding.  Read more...

As parents, birthdays make us nostalgic, maybe even a little wistful, as we meditate on how quickly our children are growing up. For some, it is a day where we relive moments of our daughter’s birth or reflect on our breastfeeding journey with our son. For others, it is a chance to gather with friends and family and celebrate the impressive milestone each birthday represents. For us, it is also a chance to honor the village who has helped us find our way as mothers. Read More...