Friday, October 28, 2016

New Articles on Bountiful Fruits This Week

Blog Posts:

Finding Your Place in the Adult Nursing Community
Building a Beautiful Nursing Relationship, Part III: Independence

Q & A:

Is Breast Milk Fluctuation Normal During Nursing?
Read the answer or in-depth article

Nursing After Menopause:

Can Lactation be Achieved After Menopause? Find out in this article.

Hormones Roles in Lactation:

Learn more about progesterone, natural progesterone cream, and how it can be used to aid in lactation during menopause and beyond. You might also be interested to learn these facts about NPC.

Inducing Methods:

Add areola massage and breast compressions to your daily inducing routine.
Nipple stimulation is a wonderful way to induce lactation, and can be especially beneficial for the menopausal woman. You can learn all about it here.

Bountiful  Fruits ANR Chat with Loving Milk Maid:

You can listen to “The Scary Misconceptions of the Adult Nursing Relationship, Part I: Fetish”, or read the episode transcript.

Forum Thread:

Does Spirituality Play a Role in Your ANR?
My Thoughts…
New threads include advanced lactation and preferred forms of stimulation.

Read all of this and much more by visiting BOUNTIFUL FRUITS

Monday, October 24, 2016

Bountiful Fruits Site Schedule for October 24-28

October 24-28

Monday: News and Updates; New Q & A; “Finding Your Place in the AN Community”, an
article on joining an adult nursing site perfectly suited to your lifestyle choices.

Tuesday: Blog post: “Building a Beautiful Adult Nursing Relationship, Part III: Independence”.

Wednesday: ANR Chat Episodes “The Scary Misconceptions of the Adult Nursing Relationship, Part III: Lactophelia and Part IV: The Oedipal Complex”.

Thursday and Friday: New articles for the older nursing couple and women who hope to nurse during–and after–menopause.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

New Adult Nursing Relationship Articles on Bountiful Fruits

All new on BOUNTIFUL FRUITS this week:

Q & A:

Can a Diabetic Woman Safely Nurse?
Read the answer or in-depth article

Are Oral Contraceptives Safe for My Partner?
Read the answer or in-depth article

Common Nursing Maladies:

Prevention and treatment of mastitis

Prevention and treatment of thrush

For the Nursing Couple:

Latching tips to aid in proper suckling

The comfort of the nursing woman is  very important during the suckling experience.

Learn the Bulls-Eye Latch and The Asymmetrical Latch.

Nurse using the Cradle Hold or Cross-Cradle Hold position.

Provide additional breast support using either the C or V hold.

Relationship Building:

Take the first step into the world of ANR by opening the conversation, uncovering the power of touch, and taking the time to connect.

Bountiful  Fruits ANR Chat with Loving Milk Maid:

You can listen to “The Scary Misconceptions of the Adult Nursing Relationship, Part I: Fetish”, or read the episode transcript.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Loving Milk Maid's Final Blog Post

Hello, everyone.

I hope you had a wonderful Monday.

I wanted to let everyone know that this will be my final blog post here. As wonderful as the past six months have been, the time has come for me to move forward and focus on my website. I simply do not have the time to maintain this blog and Bountiful Fruits.

Over time, posts will either be disabled, or redirected to Bountiful Fruits, which is growing into a lovely little ANR community, thanks to the wonderful people who have shown such support and encouragement. I have added many new features, including a forum and chat room, and I hope you'll consider joining me there.

Thank you again for a wonderful six months.

Life Lessons

While Mr. S and I balance our time handling everyday life and striving daily to improve and strengthen our personal relationship, we are also faced with the beautiful (and sometimes daunting) challenges of raising children. There are three little people in our home (sometimes, it seems as if there are a dozen of them running through my house, pausing only long enough to turn my sofa cushions into a fort, raid the snack basket, throw a crayon into the garbage disposal, or hang one of their sister’s dolls upside down from the fireplace so they can grin while she screams, “Millie! No!”–and then run when she comes to tell on them, which she will invariably do, with her face set in stern disapproval and her hands on her hips), with a wide range of interests and hobbies, and sometimes, I forget, as the mother who brought them into this world, that the oldest of the three is really not a little person anymore. He is a young man, a few months shy of his 15th birthday, and his interest now seems to be in the lovely fairer sex, and one adorable girl in particular, who seems to share my son’s feelings of taking that first step toward innocent young love together.

New love. There’s nothing like it. Unless it’s comfortable and familiar love that feels like new love every day.

Read this and much more by visiting  The LOVING MILK MAID'S NEW BLOG

Saturday, October 15, 2016

What is a Galactagogue?

From A Garden of Gold, copyright 2016 Jennifer Elisabeth Maiden:

A galactagogue, or lactogenic, is a herb or other substance, such as a prescription medication (or even a food or beverage) that is used to help increase breast milk supply, and even improve the let-down reflex, in nursing women, and the decision to add herbal supplements into your daily lactation routine is a very personal one. For some women, herbs are a feasible option when hoping to encourage a swifter increase in breast milk supply, and, after a bit of deliberation, others may decide that herbs are not really right for them. There is currently a lactation product on the market that claims to be a “miracle in a bottle”, which is misleading to women who long to lactate. While it would be wonderful to have access to such a product, there is simply no miraculous or magical means of making more breast milk, and herbal supplements hold very stark realities. While they can aid in the lactation process, they will not simply make milk for you. Herbs and other lactogenic food sources simply help the process along, and taking them will require you to continue the use of applicable lactation techniques, such as suckling, hand expression, pumping, and TENS stimulation, and some women find that these methods remain more effective than taking supplements.


Adult Nursing Relationship Q & A with the Loving Milk Maid: Can Lactation Be Achieved without Nursing and Are Birth Control Pills Safe for my Nursing Partner?

Our life right now doesn't provide time for us to set aside to nurse however we have decided I will use my electric pump twice a day in place of nursing along with herbal supplements. And once my milk comes in we will re-evaluate our time and try to nurse. Is it possible to bring in my milk that way?

I am very interested in starting an ANR with my husband. I'm on birth control, the pill, and concerned with my husband consuming my breast milk I don't want it to affect him. Do you have any advice or knowledge on that? Thank you!

Q & A with LMM can be found HERE

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Adult Nursing Q & A with Loving Milk Maid: Sleeping on the Breast and Love Marks

Just wondering if you've ever run into a problem with mr S falling asleep at the breast and therefore not helping as much as u need him to? Thanks....

I have noticed that I'm leaving hickeys on my wife's breasts during suckling. Is this normal, or am I not doing something quite right?

Q & A with LMM can now be found HERE

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Podcast Episode: The Scary Misconceptions of the Adult Nursing Relationship, Part I: Fetish

Building a Beautiful Adult Nursing Relationship, Part I: Commitment

When people hear the phrase "adult nursing", or breastfeeding, as the case may sometimes be, their minds immediately turns to thoughts of beautiful lactating breasts and the physical act of suckling, which, of course, are two undeniably wonderful aspects of the nursing experience, but the "R factor" in the phrase ADULT NURSING RELATIONSHIP holds a very meaningful place within the experience, and is often overlooked--or dismissed entirely.

The word relationship is defined as: the way in which two people are connected, or the state of being connected; an emotional association between two people.

We all know what a relationship is; we experience interpersonal associations every day, whether professional, casual, friendly, or romantic, and each of them requires some level of commitment to flourish.

The adult nursing relationship is no different.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My Life as a Nursing Wife: The Sixth Month

For the past six months, I have re-dedicated my life to that of a nursing wife, a joyful journey that I have been blessed to share with the man I love; he is my constant and faithful companion, my dearest friend, the father of my children, and just as the seasons have blossomed and transformed from spring to summer, and now into autumn, so has the depth of our love.

And to be given the blessing of rediscovered new love after spending 16 years with someone is a beautiful and beloved gift.

I love Mr. S' face, the high cheekbones, the set of his jaw, the distinct sloping line of his nose, and his beautiful blue eyes, the eyes that are not truly the color of a midnight sky or a piece of fine turquoise,  but a shade somewhere in between the two, kaleidoscope eyes whose changing color is as unique as he is.

And while I have always known that comforting and familiar face, I have now been shown a very different side of it, something that can only be described as his nursing face, that visage of sublime peace and relaxation, the contentedness that smoothly transforms the little lines that fan from the corners of his eyes and erases the tiny furrows between his eyebrows, the set of his jaw, the fan of his lips, the shadows that his eyelashes cast upon his cheeks. I quietly watch him in soft, golden lamplight, as he lies contentedly and unaware at my breast, lulled by my breathing, my heart beat, my milk, everything that makes me very aware of my presence as a woman, his wife. I have memorized that face. I am in love with it.

I have nursed this man often throughout the course of our marriage, but this time, during this part of my journey, the experience is a bit different because it is a path that we have created only for us.

In the past, I was a breastfeeding mother whose breasts belonged to her children; nature had blessed me with an abundant fountain of milk, and while Mr. S drank his fill, and enjoyed it very much, it was meant for our little ones' sustenance and nourishment. He did not come to the breast until the children had been tended to and fulfilled.

Now, the children are self-reliant, and my role has shifted from breastfeeding mother to that of a nursing wife. My breasts, and every drop of the milk that we have worked together to produce over the past six months, that now flows freely from them, belong only to him. Yes, this is a journey that we have carved out for us.

I have learned to balance lactation and life. I have learned an unspoken, and sometimes surreal, depth of love. I have reminded a strong, courageous, and self-reliant man that he is free to depend upon me without fear of losing his own independence.

Nursing has provided us the beautiful opportunity to focus on us, on a strong relationship that continues to strengthen, in the most intimate way that a man and a woman can connect. It has given two imperfect people the privilege of glimpsing perfection within the embrace of another's arms.

Autumn will fade, giving way to winter, but our love will remain unchanged, forever blooming, like the rarest rose amid the drifted snow.