Sunday , 21 January 2018

Breastfeeding

A Mom Is Accidentally Suspended By Facebook After Posting A Breastfeeding Photo

A mother’s breastfeeding photo uploads gets nasty comments and her account was then temporarily barred by Facebook, calling for a larger idea on why breast-feeding is so stigmatized? Breastfeeding just like other physiological and natural processes of a woman’s body has somehow again garnered ill-fated public reactions when posted online. This includes Facebook barring her account, which they later amended …

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This Mom’s Nude Post Will Put the Kibosh on Anyone Who Calls Breastfeeding Sexual

Chantel Quick has a serious PSA for anyone who feels that women should be forced to cover up or feel embarrassed for doing what the female body was made to do: breastfeed. Chantel, who’s a doula, gynecological teaching associate, and blogger at Earth Based Mom, explained in an Instagram post how breastfeeding her little one has truly been a liberating experience. “This feels …

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This ALL-FEMALE Biker Crew Delivers Breast Milk To Babies In Need

Earlier this year, Julie Bouchet-Horwitz, a nurse practitioner and lactation consultant, opened New York State’s very first milk bank with one plain and simple mission: to collect as many donations of breast milk possible, pasteurize the milk, and then donate it to babies in need — especially preemies and sick babies. According to Bouchet-Horwitz, operations at New York Milk Bank have been going great since it …

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When is a child too old to breastfeed?

Women come under a lot of scrutiny when it comes to breastfeeding. There are those who are shamed for doing it in public, those who are corrected for doing it wrong, and those who are criticized for not doing it at all. And then there are those who continue to do it even when their child is old enough to talk …

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Photo Showing Breast Milk Killing Harmful Bacteria Goes Viral

A photo showing droplets of breast breast milk fending off armies of harmful bacteria in Petri dishes is going viral on Facebook. The photo, posted by a biology student in England, features nine Petri dishes completely colonized with the bacteria M. Luteus, except in the center, where tiny puddles of breast milk have created what looks like “moats” of protection around …

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Neuroscience Shows Breastfeeding Is Not Just Milk

Lifelong effects of breastfeeding on mental health Early life experiences set the stage for physical health in later life. Reducing early toxic stress is key to preventing disease in adults (Shonkoff, 2016). Breastfeeding is one important way to decrease early toxic stress. Recent studies have shown that breastfeeding increases babies’ physical and mental well-being, and these effects go well beyond the composition of …

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I Can’t Understand Black Breastfeeding Week (But I Still Support It)

There are many things I didn’t get about the history of Black Breastfeeding Week, which runs from August 25th-31st. To my credit, I can barely keep up with the history of breastfeeding in general (I mean, the practice does date all the way back to the beginning of mammal-kind). Prior to looking into the celebration that is Black Breastfeeding Week, I …

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Breastfeeding Is Wonderful, But Moms’ Health And Happiness Matter Too

There’s no doubt that breastfeeding is all kinds of awesome. It’s associated with a lower risk of certain cancers for moms and decreased rates of infection and diseases like diabetes and leukemia for babies. Nursing burns a ton of calories, making it easier to shed postpartum pounds for some women, and it might even result in increased IQ scores. But… These statistics are just that – …

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Whitney Port tears up while discussing painful breastfeeding experience

New mom Whitney Port is opening up about the challenges of breastfeeding. The former star of “The Hills” shows her vulnerable side in a video she recently posted to her YouTube channel, in which she tearfully explains that breastfeeding her infant son, Sonny, has not been the joyful bonding experience she expected. “I’m not obsessed with breastfeeding. There. I said …

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