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Summer 2015: Breastfeeding Support from Dad’s and Mom’s Perspective
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Summer 2015: Breastfeeding Support from Dad’s and Mom’s Perspective
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May

Breastfeeding Support from Dad’s Perspective As a father, I can tell you I am pragmatic about breastfeeding. I found that there are four main benefits of breastfeeding: the spit up doesn’t smell as bad, the diapers don’t smell as bad, it can save your family a lot of money, and most important it is always […]

Winter 2014: A First Line of Defense
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Winter 2014: A First Line of Defense
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Nov

Breastfed Babies have a strong immune system from mom and are equipped for a range of emergencies. There are news reports and images from around the world of unsettling events including public health emergencies, conflict, natural disasters and weather-related events. These emergencies often occur when we least expect it, or when we’re not prepared. Disasters […]

Fall 2014: The Gold Standard for Infant Nutrition
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Fall 2014: The Gold Standard for Infant Nutrition
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Aug

Benefits for baby, mom, society The American Academy of Pediatrics considers breast milk the gold standard for infant nutrition. Thus, the AAP recommends breastfeeding exclusively for six months with continued breastfeeding for at least one year. In Missouri, 77 percent of mothers begin breastfeeding in the hospital, less than 40 percent are still nursing at 6 months, […]

Summer 2014: 8 Tips for an optimal pumping experience
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Summer 2014: 8 Tips for an optimal pumping experience
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May

Heading back to work or school and still breastfeeding? With a little bit of planning, you can do this! Find some tips and suggestions below from Greater Ozarks Regional Breastfeeding Coalition so that you can continue to have a successful breastfeeding experience.   Talk with your school advisor or your employer about pumping or nursing […]

Spring 2014: Preparing to Breastfeed
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Spring 2014: Preparing to Breastfeed
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Feb

Ever feel like pregnancy is one long, never-ending “to-do” list? Maybe you’re working down the list and feeling pretty good until you come to breastfeeding. What do you need? What do you do to prepare? What should you buy? Where can you find help? First, remember that all you really need for successful breastfeeding are […]

Winter 2013: Normalizing what’s Natural
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Winter 2013: Normalizing what’s Natural
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Nov

I could never breastfeed my baby in public! It would just be too embarrassing, and someone might ask me to leave. If this sounds like you, you aren’t alone. Fear of public embarrassment keeps many mothers confined at home, which leads to early abandonment of breastfeeding. According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control […]