Saturday , 25 November 2017

Breastfeeding

Why this lactation consultant told a new mom to stop breastfeeding

When the stress and pain of nursing is taking all the joy out of becoming a parent, it may be time to reconsider your commitment to breastfeeding. I walked up the snow-covered steps of a quaint bungalow, excited to meet a two-month-old little boy and his mama. She had sent me an email a few days prior; all it said …

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How A Breast Milk Donation Blossomed Into A Lifelong Friendship

Who knew donating breast milk could produce a lifelong friendship? Two little girls; close friends since birth, yet oblivious to their rocky start in life. Nearly four years ago, fate stepped in, bringing these two girls together. I was about the face the most difficult moments in my life. Little did I know that a few days after my triplets …

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‘We are not “still” nursing, we are just nursing’

Standing in front of the mirror, right after a shower, seeing your every imperfection staring back at you from the fog covered glass. We’ve all done this. Just stood there wishing we could change this and that. Our bodies do so much for us and demonstrate immeasurable strength. Yet we spend so much time thinking about how we can look …

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New ad campaign shames breastfeeding moms about their diets

A new photo series from the Pediatric Society of Rio Grande (SPRS)  is stirring up controversy and for good reason. What they claim is an attempt to encourage new moms to eat healthy actually comes off as shaming and guilting and encouraging moms to stop breastfeeding if they aren’t eating perfectly. On the organization’s website they defend their campaign by …

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CDC Advises Delayed Breastfeeding To Boost Vaccine Efficacy

Ten researchers from the CDC’s National Centers for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD) released a paper arguing that because the immune-boosting effects of breastmilk inhibit the effects of the live oral rotavirus vaccine, nursing mothers should delay breastfeeding their infants. This, dear readers, is the kind of convoluted logic that permeates the pharmaceutical industry. To be fair, the paper does …

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Mother puts giant breast on its roof to stand up for breastfeeding mums

Mother erected a giant breast on top of its office building in London for Mother’s Day in order to slay the stigma of women breastfeeding in public.   The indie agency inflated a giant balloon in the shape of a breast to adorn its Shoreditch roof on 26 March. Ana Balarin, a new mother and joint executive creative director alongside …

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Picture shows how pumping a litre of milk affects breast size

A mum has posted a picture on her Instagram account showing how pumping milk affects her boobs. A mum has shared a photo of how her breasts changed after pumping one litre of breast milk. Chi-Chi LaFlare said the picture on the left was taken before her first pump of the day. When you sleep in and wake up not …

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The same-sex couple who both breastfeed their baby

A same-sex couple have posed for a series of intimate photographs, showing how they take it in turns to breastfeed their baby. Claire Eden-McIlroy and her partner Steph, posed for the photos with their daughter LJ to raise awareness of LGBT families. The couple, from Australia, asked birth photographer Lacey Barratt to capture the moment both breastfed LJ, who was …

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