The Good, The Bad, and The Baby

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Formula Bashing

As some of you know I am very much pro-breastfeeding. Having said that, I want to share something. At 6 months old I had to switch to my daughter to formula. It was a very hard time for my daughter and I. I was overwhelmed with guilt. It was partly (read: mainly) due to the…

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Public Breastfeeding

Public Breastfeeding

I’ve always found public breastfeeding a frustrating topic. There are so many people who feel they have the right to comment on how you’re nourishing your child. Guess what? They don’t. I read a comment recently on a new mother’s support page where a mom said: oh well I was never able to breastfeed but…

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Department of Health and Human Services

US National Breastfeeding Month 2014

August is National Breastfeeding Month in the United States, a campaign backed by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (say that five times fast). Their website has a great list of local campaign organizers and some serious looking charts and graphs.   These are some of the more interesting…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2014

Today is the start of World Breastfeeding Week. Here’s a look at this year’s goals: As a new mother in her 20’s I see the effect that #4 is having. While there is still a lot of bashing (both for and against), more and more young parents are having legitimate and educated discussions about this…

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NCCAPM

National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month 2014

Today is the last day of the National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. The NCCAPM is an American registered non-profit that promotes awareness for birth defects such as cleft lip/palate, but also for craniofacial injuries that can happen later in life (this is where the ‘Prevention’ comes in). I’m not affiliated with them…

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