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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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Jen and Victoria one hour old
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Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 2

Last post the Battle for Breastfeeding had begun and I left off where we had been noted to be ‘potentially difficult parents’ who were not ‘following instructions’. Thankfully this caught the attention of the charge nurse, who had a relative with a cleft palate so she came to see how we were doing. The charge…

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Jen and Victoria one hour old
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Battle for Breastfeeding – Part 1

Breastfeeding. Sadly I’ve come to find this one of the most controversial issues out there. If you don’t breastfeed your child you’re a bad mother. If you breastfeed past a certain age you’re weird and warping you child. If you’re feeding in public it’s wrong. If you’re feeding in a washroom it’s wrong. If you…

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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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