Right out of the gate — and by "gate," I mean vagina — there is a hugely important parenting decision you have to make. Should you breastfeed or not? Should you give it a go and supplement with formula if things get hairy, or does that make you a failure?Read Full Story
You would think we would have learned by now that breastfeeding discrimination is illegal, but some employers are slower to learn than others. One Indiana mom claims that she was wrongfully fired from her seasonal job after refusing to pump breast milk in a truly undesirable location.Read Full Story
Like most moms, I felt guilty because I quit breastfeeding under the one-year mark. I breastfed my first son for nine months and my second son for seven months, mostly exclusively pumping. By the time I hit the six-month mark, I wanted to pull my hair out.Read Full Story
As a mom who breastfed two children and who has known a number of women who publicly breastfeed, including my own mother back in the 1980s, I’m always shocked when stuff like this comes out. Believe it or not, there are people who find public breastfeeding inappropriate and even immoral. But one conservative activist in Ohio takes it too far by linking female toplessness during the act of breastfeeding with “gay pride.”Read Full Story
Low supply is currently one of the top reasons nursing mothers give for needing to stop breastfeeding. While many lactation experts say that a latch problem is a more likely culprit, there are easy ways to increase your breast milk supply naturally. Galactagogues are substances that promote lactation, and these five ingredients have been used for decades to help increase the flow of mama's milk.Read Full Story
Even after they are capable of sleeping through the night, toddlers can get into the habit of waking up at night to nurse. As you would expect, this can be hard on the moms they cherish, so getting a handle on night weaning is a goal of many.Read Full Story
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