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What Should Breastfeeding Moms Eat? 3 Mindful Eating Tips from The Breastfeeding Chef

Mindful Eating For Breastfeeding Moms Most people in the childbirth and breastfeeding advocacy field say nursing women can, in the words of KellyMom.com, “eat whatever [they] like, whenever [they] like, in the amounts that [they] like…” I, however, have a different message. I don’t believe nursing mothers should eat whatever they want, especially if whatever [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I had a phenomenal experience.  I nursed our daughter for 21 months, all while being a doctoral student and maintaining a full-time career. Upon her birth, the doctors suggested that I supplement my breastfeeding to combat my daughter’s rapid weight-loss.  I was immediately concerned that they wanted me to resort to infant formula.  Determined not [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

  I’m a 30 year old mother of two.  My daughter, Bryanna, born April 28, 2006 and my son, Braylen, born April 20, 2012.  I am an Instructional Coach in Shelby County School system in Shelbyville, KY.  I am currently breastfeeding my son and enjoying every minute of it! -Ebony H.

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I’m a new mom of a 9 week old and am exclusively breastfeeding. I am surprised with how strongly I feel about breastfeeding now, and am turning into a bit of a breastfeeding advocate to friends/family and my blog readers. I was featured on TheBump.com in their “public breastfeeding tips” video this week. My blog [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I’m a 1st generation college/graduate school, educated, married stay at home mother of two, 7 yr old son whom I breastfed to 18 months and my 13 month old daughter that I’m still breastfeeding. I’m proud to say that when I chose to breastfeeding my son (despite the horror of my entire family), I stuck with [...]

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In Their Own Words: Real Women Share Their Breastfeeding Experiences

I gave birth to my son in February 2012 and have been breastfeeding ever since. It’s the best decision I have made as a mother. It took a week for my milk to come in, but our lactation consultant was wonderful and supportive and helped us survive the week. I recently returned to work and [...]

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My Breastfeeding Journey: Day One

I read pamphlets, books, videos and blogs — but none of it truly prepared me for the difficulty of the early days of getting my newborn to suckle.

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The REAL Problem with the TIME magazine cover. Why are we so afraid of being nurturers?

I’ve been scratching my head for 48 hours, trying to figure out why the nation is in uproar over Time magazine’s recent cover of a 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her three-year-old. The tweets, Facebook postings and emails have been relentless. What’s the big deal? Is my first question. And why does what one California mom do [...]

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Dear Whoopi Goldberg: Please Stick to Blackface Not Breastfeeding. And Stop Obstructing “The View” for Women With MisTruths.

Your recent rants on The View which can only be categorized as anti-breastfeeding and anti-truth don’t help any women at all, instead they only fuel the misplaced anger and hostility that unfortunately already cloud an important public health issue-an issue that could save millions of infant lives and bolster the health of millions of mothers.

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First Food Fridays: Is Your Hospital in Cahoots with Drug Companies To Undermine You and Your Baby’s Health?

Pharmaceutical companies want your baby hooked on their infant formula whether you want to or not. And hospitals, who, given the state of America’s health should be focused on providing superior healthcare are instead serving as a marketing vehicle for the drug companies.

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