I am a fan of indiscreet breastfeeding; the more people see babies at the breast, the more normal it will become - Jack Newman
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I am a proud breastfeeder. I had it really hard in the beginning -- my son wouldn't latch and ended up in the NICU, I had to pump (which I hated) before I successfully got him back to the breast, we dealt with a dairy allergy that put me at odds with my pro-formula pediatrician -- so I feel like I'm entitled to be proud. I went through a lot, and now, at 14 months, we are still going strong.
I don't say that to be smug. I don't say that because I think I'm better than anyone else who does not breastfeed. I know that breastfeeding is hard. If it's not your thing, or it's too difficult and focusing on other things would better allow you to enjoy motherhood, I get it. It's not up to…
Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced. I want to be able to say that without feeling guilty (see, there's enough guilt to go around) for making someone else who doesn't breastfeed feel bad. I want to celebrate it.
Fortunately, there are many options available to help nursing Mamas feel comfortable feeding their hungry offspring wherever they go.
Maybe you've attended a breastfeeding class, seen the pamphlets in your doctor's office, or done your research online. Whatever the case may be, you've no doubt seen the nutritional superiority of breast milk, that you will lose post-baby pounds faster, and read about the blissful bonding experience with your soon-to-be baby. But here are 15 things they don't tell you about breastfeeding…
With the way breastfeeding mothers are often treated in public, one would think that nursing a baby is some sort of taboo, new age practice. But as this empowering Instagram account shows, that couldn't be further from the truth.
This is a great public service announcement - Beautiful Bellies Doula Care.
"It was so painful—I asked them to double check that she wasn't born with teeth."
A breastfeeding awareness media campaign to normalize breastfeeding and address the taboo of public breastfeeding in modern society.
Our breastfeeding stories and images are not easy to find online. In fact, it would seem as if the story of modern black American women breastfeeding is limited. This blog seeks to highlight the many black mothers in the United States (and beyond) who do indeed breastfeed their children.
We are a group of mothers who are passionate about helping mothers reach their personal breastfeeding goals and teaching people about breastfeeding in general. Our goal here is to help you be the best parent you can be using research and knowledge to guide your decision making process. You don't have to agree with us on every topic.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is an international organization dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. On this blog, members of ABM share their take on breastfeeding-related stories in the news, recent research studies, papers in Breastfeeding Medicine, professional experience managing breastfeeding issues, and other topics.
Breastfeedingonline.com hopes to help empower women to choose to breastfeed and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.
Blog from Nancy Mohrbacher, Lactation consultant, speaker and author of breastfeeding books for parents and professionals, plus the Breastfeeding Solutions smartphone app.
The mission of Breastfeeding USA is to provide evidence-based breastfeeding information and support, and to promote breastfeeding as the biological and cultural norm.
Informative and sweet, Chronicles of a Nursing Mom showcases not only a mother’s personal breastfeeding journey, but tips and tricks for all moms to use. Jenny, from the Philippines, also discusses more than breastfeeding, but as it’s a central theme, there is plenty for you to peruse as you check out her blog - SheKnows
To advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate.
Helping Native moms everywhere find info and support for all things related to breastfeeding, mothering, and women's issues.
This blog is about natural mothering, natural birth, breastfeeding, intactavism, feminism and fighting for womens - and babies rights.
General lactavism and nursing matters.
I always knew I wanted to breastfeed my children. I couldn’t imagine doing it any differently. I was lucky enough to give birth to two beautiful boys and I enjoyed breastfeeding them both. Not that it was easy or without struggle, but it was what I wanted to do and loved doing it.
To boldly breastfeed where no one has breastfed before!
My name is Rachelle Lesteshen and I’m a breastfeeding counselor and advocate based in Columbus, Ohio. I run a growing Facebook page where I provide evidence-based research on breastfeeding and infant formula use. I also expose predatory infant formula company tactics and violations of the WHO Code. My struggles with common “booby traps” cemented my passion for breastfeeding support.
World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
A worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation.
World health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care.
The International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) is the member association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding
The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) is an independent nonprofit coalition of more than 100 influential professional, educational, and governmental organizations that share a common mission to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States.
The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families.
WABA is a global network of individuals & organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
Feeding your infant provides more than just good nutrition. It also gives you a chance to hold your newborn close, cuddle him, and make eye contact. These are relaxing and enjoyable moments for you both, and they bring you closer together emotionally.
There's a lot to learn about the basics of breastfeeding a baby. Discover the benefits of breastfeeding, best breastfeeding positions, and more. Also be sure to check out our section on Breastfeeding Tips and Breast Pumping.
The information you need to know now when it comes to breastfeeding baby. Get tips on prepping, pumping, managing feedings while traveling with your little one and much more.
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