Welcome to my personal, comprehensive guide to all things breastfeeding. I have experienced almost every breastfeeding challenge and hardship out there, and getting through to the other side — whether by choosing to bottle feed or successfully establishing a breastfeeding relationship — is one of my proudest achievements in life, and one that is very near to my heart.

If you need a friendly ear from a fellow mom who’s been around the block a couple of times — me! — I am happy to chat with you and offer support. You can reach me either through my contact form (to the right on the sidebar), via email at hello @ patriciashepard.com, or in the Comments.

Get started here. 

Part 1: Make a Postpartum Plan.

Part 2: Educate Yourself About Breastfeeding Multidimensionally.

Part 3: Details on How to Do Part 2.

Part 4: My Recommended Breastfeeding Gear & Accessories.

And here are some of my other top breastfeeding posts you should check out:


Silverettes on Every Baby Registry

How Silverettes Work

My Silverette Story

Pumping & Bottle Feeding

Have Pump, Will Travel  Part 1

Have Pump, Will Travel  Part 2

Breastfeeding Rights

Breastfeeding in the Big Apple

Breastfeeding Fashion

“C’est Si Bun!” – Bun Maternity Nursing Tops

Jojo Maman Bébé

Milk Nursingwear

Undercover Mama


My Milk Theory

Nursing at Disney


KellyMom.com. An excellent resource on all things breastfeeding. I also love their Facebook page, where they share great information and the latest news.

For more of my favorite resources, check out My Fav Links!

Disclaimer: I’m not a lactation educator/consultant, just a mom with some hard won battle scars who wants to help my sisters by sharing my experience. Breastfeeding is not a medical phenomenon. Nothing I say on this site should ever be considered medical or legal advice. As always, these are all my own unbiased, honest opinions & beliefs. Feel free to disagree, it’s a free country. Ok? Ok!