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  • Weaning from Breastfeeding in the Toddler Years

    January 20, 2020 by

    This post is close to my heart right now as my son recently weaned from breastfeeding at the age of 25 months. I want to share a bit about my story as well as provide some tips and advice if you are thinking of encouraging your toddler to wean from breastfeeding. Weaning is a complex… Read more

  • Breastfeeding in Public in Japan – An Honest Guide

    July 19, 2019 by

    So, let’s get into this. One of the most common questions I hear from parents who are new to Japan, or just new to parenting in Japan, is: Is it culturally acceptable to nurse in public in Japan? My answer, yes, but also no. It’s been my experience that breastfeeding is generally accepted and supported… Read more

  • Asahi at 18 Months

    May 23, 2019 by

    Asahi is now 18 months old! My last update was when he was 15 months and although some things are similar, he has also changed quite a bit, mostly in the realms of eating, sleeping, and speaking. I’ll start with his daily schedule: 6-7AM – Awake for the day. Cuddles with mama and playtime while I… Read more

  • Misconceptions About TTC While Breastfeeding

    April 27, 2019 by

    I recently posted on Instagram about starting my TTC journey for baby #2 and so many people shared their own stories and supportive words. The topic of breastfeeding while trying to conceive came up a couple of times so I wanted to share a bit about what I’ve researched because it seems there are some… Read more

  • A Few Reasons Why I Love Breastfeeding My Toddler

    April 5, 2019 by

    Before I had Asahi, I knew I wanted to breastfeed for sure but I don’t think I had any idea how long we would continue. We have now been breastfeeding exclusively (seriously, not even one bottle of formula because he wouldn’t drink it!) for over 16 months and to be honest, the thought of quitting… Read more

  • How I Deal With Sleep Deprivation

    March 19, 2019 by

    Ah sleep deprivation, the most dreaded part of parenthood, the thing everyone warned you about…and you know what? It’s real! No matter how many all nighters you pulled in college or how many times you woke up to pee while pregnant, nothing can truly prepare you for being as sleep deprived as you will be… Read more

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