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


BreastfeedingLaw.com. This is attorney Jake Marcus’s excellent breastfeeding law website, organized by state. Read more here.

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!