Tag: "breastfeeding"

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8 Tips for Weaning Your Baby Off the Breast

Breastfeeding is an intimate and bonding experience – one that baby benefits from and most moms enjoy. Of course, like all good things, nursing must eventually end. Sometimes because mom must return to work. Other times because the baby is getting older. And other times simply out of preference. Whatever your reason, the following 8 tips may help you in the process. Just keep in mind that each stage is different, and what works for one baby might not work for another. Be willing to experiment and try different things, but always be mindful of what is best for you and baby throughout the process.

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Mom Pumped and Shared Breastmilk to Make Lattes at Burning Man

Miki Agrawal, the founder of Thinx reusable period panties, recently sparked a controversial conversation about all of this when she pumped and shared her breast milk at Burning Man.

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Breastfeeding May Provide Some Protection Against Hyperactivity During Toddler Years

Breastfeeding offers numerous benefits to both mom and baby. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health indicates that breastfeeding protects infants from respiratory infections, diarrhea, and ear infections. As breastfed babies age, they also experience a lower risk of asthma and obesity. Mothers can also reap benefits, including a lower risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

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Sugars in Breast Milk Contain Non-Toxic Antibiotic Properties

Antibiotic resistance is a growing and pervasive issue in the world of health and pharmaceuticals. Scientists believe that breast milk could contain the solution. In fact, we already know that breastfed babies have more bacterial resistance than formula fed ones, but science has yet to determine which (if any) single component in breast milk’s complex and ever-changing blend of proteins, sugars, and fats may be responsible.

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Nurse Breastfeeds Baby After Mother Is Injured in Car Accident

Who said wet nursing was a thing of the past? A nurse at a Jerusalem hospital stepped up to nourish a baby whose parents had been in a crash.

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Breast Feeding Can Reduce Chronic C-Section Pain

Current guidelines by the World Health Organization say that infants should be exclusively breast fed for the first six months of life in order to achieve “optimal growth, development and health.” In a 2016 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that just 51.8% of mothers in the US meet those recommendations, although those numbers appear to be on the rise.

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Microbial Legacy Begins in Pregnancy

A mother who gives birth vaginally and breastfeeds her baby is passing on essential microbes to her child, part of a continual chain of maternal heritage that stretches through generations of ancestry if all have done the same. This means that trillions of microorganisms that live on in the baby resemble those of the mother, her mother, and previous generations.

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Mom Says Daycare Worker Breastfed Her Baby and Made Him Sick

Most moms are used to receiving unsolicited advice, but what happens when that advice turns into inappropriate and unwanted action? A North Carolina mom might have the answer.

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Mother Shamed Into Covering Up While Breastfeeding Baby at an Art Gallery

Christie Rea, a mother of four, recently spoke out about her breastfeeding experience at the National Gallery of Australia. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a pleasant one. In her own words, the Newcastle woman said “it was absolutely humiliating” to be pressured into leaving the gallery area for feeding her daughter.

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Moms Can Pump On-The-Go With The Willow Wearable Breast Pump!

One of the products that took CES in Las Vegas by storm this week was the Willow Wearable Breast Pump. Designed without cords or tubes, this unique pump fits in your bra so you can pump on-the-go discreetly.

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Mothers Feel Stigmatized and Experience Guilt Over Their Feeding Choices

Breastfeeding is also recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). But does any of this make the choice to breastfeed a superior one? More importantly, do breastfeeding mothers have the right to make formula feeding mothers feel somehow “less than” for not breastfeeding?