Saturday , 25 November 2017

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding: A Dad’s Perspective

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. That’s the approach we adopted with breastfeeding. It is by no means a walk in the park and trust me – no matter what everyone says, it’s tough. The message (even if it is somewhat archaic now) of “breast is best” puts an unprecedented amount of pressure on women to …

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Breastmilk Does What A Vaccine Can Never Do

To claim that breastmilk is the gold standard in infant nutrition is an understatement. For a newborn, nothing comes close in nutrient density which is so perfectly customized for an infant as it grows. Breast-fed infants gain incredible protection from antibodies, proteins and immune cells in breastmilk. It defends against a myriad of pathogens in ways that are impossible through …

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Breastfeeding Does Not Equal Success In Motherhood

It’s 6 p.m. on a Monday. I’m wheeling my shrieking baby across the store. We power-walk to the very back aisle. I’m looking over my shoulder the entire time. Had any employee been around, they probably would have suspected shoplifting. We finally make it to the right aisle. I cautiously look around once more and enter quickly. Relief. I didn’t run into anyone I know. …

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See Gorgeous Photos of Moms Breastfeeding Their Toddlers

An Illinois photographer is shining a positive light on nursing through babyhood and beyond. In a series of photos titled “I Breastfeed My Toddler” (and in her forthcoming book, Breastfeeding Goddesses), Ivette Ivens beautifully captured the complicated, visceral side of breastfeeding, how it can make you feel powerful and nurturing and serene — often all at the same time. Moms …

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15 Things They Don’t Tell You About Breastfeeding

Maybe you’ve attended a breastfeeding class, seen the pamphlets in your doctor’s office, or done your research online. You’ve heard about the nutritional superiority of breast milk, that you will lose post-baby pounds faster, and read about the blissful bonding experience with your soon-to-be baby. But here are 15 things they don’t tell you about breastfeeding… 1. It hurts. Like a thousand little knives …

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Mum shares powerful ‘saggy belly’ breastfeeding snap

An inspirational mum-of-one has published an intimate photograph revealing her post-baby ‘saggy belly’ as she breastfeeds in the bath – to encourage other women to feel confident about the ‘power’ of female bodies. Emmy Waller, 26, decided to take a photograph of her breastfeeding 12-week-old Alice in celebration of her being able to still feed the baby, despite her battling …

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