And now, a not-so-special message from Elecare

Two words: Marketing fail! I recently received the following (clearly heartfelt) email from a representative of Elecare. "Dear Amber, I've been following your blog and have enjoyed keeping up with your notes about Stella.  I'm glad to see that EleCare®* has been helpful, and I'd love to hear more of your story. What was your journey with Stella?… Continue reading And now, a not-so-special message from Elecare

Cow’s milk and other assorted beverages

I have somehow neglected to mention that Stella is now enjoying dairy. Holy cow! Yep, it appears that Stella has outgrown her cow's milk protein intolerance. Or, who knows, maybe she never had it and something else in my milk was bothering her--like toxic waste. Toxic waste from my boobs. We may never know. I'm… Continue reading Cow’s milk and other assorted beverages

Goodnight, milk.

A couple of weeks ago, I threw out 341 ounces of frozen breastmilk. That was just the bottom shelf. I still need to clear out the top one. It has been six months since the last of it was pumped, rendering my precious milk expired. At the beginning, every half ounce was sacred. Toward the… Continue reading Goodnight, milk.

Simply thick. But thankful.

Stella is currently enjoying a concert by Daddy as I assess the day's progress. Today's bottle feeding went pretty well. Not on the same level as yesterday, but there was a major bright spot: she polished off an entire bottle at her last feeding! A probable explanation for today's dip in overall intake, besides the fact that we… Continue reading Simply thick. But thankful.