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Posts Tagged ‘Breastfeeding’

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 […]

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 […]

Feature: Breastfeeding Basics
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Feature: Breastfeeding Basics
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Aug

Breastfeeding—sure, it’s the natural thing to do and what breasts are made for, but that doesn’t mean it comes naturally to everyone or is easy to do. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants be exclusively breastfed, or receiving breast milk, “for about the first six months of a baby’s life, followed by breastfeeding in […]

Painful Challenges of Breastfeeding
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Painful Challenges of Breastfeeding
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Aug

“Here’s some formula samples for you to take home,” said my nurse as he helped me pack my things to return home as a first-time mother.  “But I’m breastfeeding,” I reminded him. “I know, but just in case it doesn’t work out or something happens.” Doesn’t work out? What do you mean? You put the […]