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Each week during our Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! Nationwide Fitness Challenge with Breastfeeding USA in honor of National Breastfeeding Month, we are profiling an amazing participant and sharing her story of why and how she is boldly going … Continue reading
Last revised on 08/13/2013
Last year a friend of mine had a baby in the U.K. Her baby was preterm, and I was doing what I could over email to help with breastfeeding while her baby was in the NICU. Anticipating that she might … Continue reading
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Here’s a roundup of great deals courtesy of our wonderful sponsors, in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, August 2013. All of our sponsors are WHO-CODE compliant and meet the rigorous criteria of our C.A.R.E. – WHO Alliance, pledging … Continue reading
Last revised on 08/09/2013
We first interviewed fitness expert and author Gabby Reece in 2009 for our Celebrity Champions for Moms Blog Series and got her exclusive breastfeeding story about nursing daughters Reece and Brody. We were awestruck by what an absolute font of wisdom she was on … Continue reading
Last revised on 08/08/2013
Booby Traps Series: Was breastfeeding in the hospital harder on the night shift? It probably wasn’t your imagination.
Did you feel like nursing at night in the hospital was harder than during the day? If you did, there are probably some good reasons for that, and they’re not all about your biology. Of course, the mismatch between your … Continue reading
Last revised on 08/05/2013
In 2008, Maryland mother Elizabeth Jett was called for jury duty. At the time she was breastfeeding her baby boy, Henry, who was less than 12 weeks old. Jett asked the judge to postpone her service until the summer because … Continue reading
Last revised on 07/23/2013
Are you fed up watching friends, family members and total strangers be sabotaged, harassed, and misinformed when it comes to infant feeding? Are you sick of a health care system that doesn’t require its professionals to possess even basic … Continue reading
Last revised on 07/18/2013
Booby Traps Series: “When are you going to stop doing that?” and others things moms fear hearing from their providers when nursing past infancy.
After overcoming the many barriers to breastfeeding in the early weeks and months of breastfeeding, many women are understandably proud to continue nursing into toddlerhood and beyond.* But instead of a fist bump and words of encouragement, some moms instead … Continue reading
Last revised on 07/15/2013
Every major public health crisis seems to get a turn at being the subject of a documentary. This time, it’s breastfeeding’s chance. The breastfeeding cause needs a documentary similar to “The Business of Being Born” or “Food, Inc” to advance … Continue reading
Last revised on 07/10/2013
Booby Traps Series: “If we lived on an island where nobody else cared what we did…” How stigma hinders nursing past infancy.
In Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, author Norma Jane Bumgarner describes the reasons why mothers feel they can’t breastfeed past infancy,* even though they (and presumably their children) would like to: “What other people think bothers me too much.” “Nursing is … Continue reading
Last revised on 07/08/2013