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    I am in love with breastfeeding my 3-week-old newborn. I feel empowered by the fact that he has gained weight because I am fueling him (and myself!) with healthy foods. There are times -- specifically at 3 a.m. -- when I am beyond grateful I can stick a breast in his face and magically cure a fussy spell. Who knew breasts were a lot like baby catnip?!

    But let me be clear about something: I'm also as critical about breastfeeding as I am about anything else a large group of people claim is the bee's knees. Many women who have nursed understand that it doesn't always come naturally. As wonderful as it is, it can also hurt and be exhausting. Add in the fact that there are a few "facts" that are, quite frankly, super difficult to abide by, and -- if you're anything like me -- you may just consider throwing in the breastfeeding towel to preserve your sanity.

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    Dear moms on Facebook,

    I'm sorry. I'm sorry for wanting to hide you from my newsfeed. I'm sorry for reaching out to Mark Zuckerberg and asking for a dislike button. And I'm especially sorry for being annoyed by each and every single one of your baby posts.

    Turns out, you're not actually over-sharing on social media after you've delivered your little kiddo. Really, it's just my fault because once I've been annoyed by one of your little posts, they're all I can see.

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    Up until 10 days ago, I hated breastfeeding. Absolutely loathed it. I had attempted to breastfeed my now-2-year-old daughter, and the experience left me feeling deflated and depressed at a time when I should have been over the moon.

    My little girl was healthy and had a healthy appetite -- that I couldn't manage to satisfy, which just made me feel like a horribly inadequate mom. Perhaps as a result of the fact that I was induced, I produced little milk at first, and coupled with the amount of stress I and everyone around me had placed in my breastfeeding success, nursing just wasn't happening.

    I trashed breastfeeding every opportunity I got and thought of myself as a cheerleader for bottle feeding -- which I definitely felt was needed given our culture's borderline nutso obsession with nursing.

    But two weeks ago I gave birth to my baby boy and everything changed. I'm breastfeeding and loving it -- not because I'm a better mom, but because of 5 factors that had nothing to do with me.

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    Congratulations, new dad!

    Are you excited to finally have the woman you married back, now that she's no longer consumed with carrying your offspring? Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but that woman is gone. Forever.

    Since you might have some trouble navigating these uncharted waters, here are some tips for surviving this new stranger called the person you chose to spend the rest of your life with ...

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    Mom, I’m going to start by saying your choice of breakfast, lunch, and dinner is driving me to do things I’d rather not: like wonder whether I’ve been adopted before I’ve even been born. Really, what was that excuse for food you sent down my tube thing the other day? Because it tasted like hummus mixed with eggs and raisins -- but that can’t be, right? I don’t know much about life on your planet yet, but surely that isn’t food meant for human consumption?

    And then there is this habit you have of only walking around during certain times of the day. What am I supposed to do when the sun goes down? It gets boring in here! I may as well lay it all on the line for you while I’m still here in your cocoon. I have a few more gripes and it’s about time someone (cough, cough) starts paying attention to them.

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    Deciding how many kids to have is one of the most important decisions you'll make in your life. Sometimes the decision is made for you -- hello, poor birth control -- but sometimes, it's one that you agonize over endlessly.

    Are you only cut out to parent one child? Would two be your perfect number? Are you meant to be a mother to three, or could you handle four or more? 

    If you've ever wondered just how many kids to have, wonder no longer. Click below to find out!

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    I was visiting a friend this past weekend and we got to talking about baby advice. As you might guess, with four kids, I often get asked what tips I'd give to new moms.

    Over the years, I've come up with some pretty great answers, but the advice my friend gave at a recent baby shower topped any of mine. In fact, it's so awesome, I'll be doling it out whenever I can (with credit to her, of course).

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    Here we go again. Another study is out telling moms and dads that our kids are fat and it's all our fault. Tired of hearing these studies? Sorry guys, but this is one report you might want to read.

    See, the thing is, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are now saying American kids are fat because of what we're doing to them as babies. And you might be surprised by their findings ... because this isn't just one thing that some moms and dads do!

    After studying a group of low-income parents, the scientists have come up with a whole list of mistakes parents commonly make with baby that can start them off on a lifetime of battling the bulge. The list is so long, in fact, that chances are good that you're doing AT LEAST one thing on the list! Heck, I'll even admit I did one!

    Don't think I could possibly mean you? Take a look ...

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    You can just tell Katheryn Deprill's adoptive parents raised her right. The 27-year-old mom of three children did not have the best start in life. When she was just a few days old, her mother abandoned her at a Burger King bathroom in Pennsylvania -- a story that made all of the papers at the time. But she was luckier than most because she was adopted by two very caring people who never lied to her about her past. When Katheryn recently revealed to them that she wanted to try and find her birth mom, they weren't just supportive -- they decided to help her do it.

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    Since she gave birth to her last month, Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie Douthit hasn't held back from sharing pics of her little girl Jaxie. In fact, the glimpses we've gotten of the newborn pretty much fall under the category of cutest pics in the history of the MTV reality series.

    That said, just when you thought it pretty much seemed impossible that Mackenzie could manage to outdo herself and share something even more adorable, she posts this ...

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