When Vickie Krevatin's son, Jessy, was still an infant, she discovered he was pretty high needs. She found that keeping him close to her, night and day, really seemed to make a positive impact on his well-being, and as she was a breastfeeding mom, nursing seemed to help calm him down as well.Read Full Story
The decision to breastfeed a child is a choice a mother makes for herself and her child. While some mothers choose to not nurse their infants (or are unable to), many do, and some continue well into the preschool years. There is absolutely nothing wrong with breastfeeding a baby past infancy and the practice is recommended by the World Health Organization.Read Full Story
Asking a mom if she's still breastfeeding isn't inherently rude or nosy. In fact, sometimes it can lead to a new friendship. Reaching out to another mom about something you may have in common can be an excellent ice breaker.Read Full Story
You trust your daycare provider with a lot — to keep your child happy, fed and safe. But one mom is trusting her sitter with all the usual responsibilities plus the unconventional task of breastfeeding her son while Mom's at work.Read Full Story
August is National Breastfeeding Month, and while a lot of focus and attention will rightly be on the act of breastfeeding, for many women — especially those who return to work — pumping breast milk is just as crucial for the nursing relationship. But when it comes to pumping at work, not every place is supportive, regardless of legislation that promotes and protects pumping at work.Read Full Story
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