breastfeeding mothers

  • Relaxation and meditation tips for nursing moms

    This article is a guest post written by Cassie Brewer. She is a freelance journalist and writer. Breastfeeding is one of the greatest challenges many women will face after having a baby. While breastfeeding comes easily and naturally for some mothers and their infants, the struggle for the perfect (and painless) latch frustrates many mothers…sometimes to the point of tears.   According to the 2011 Breastfeeding Report Card issued by the Centers for Disease Control, 79 percent of mothers initially breastfeed their newborns but only 49 percent continued breastfeeding their infants after six months. Only 27 percent of infants were breastfed for one year.   The need to go back to work often interferes with breastfeeding, especially since not all...
  • Breastfeeding an adopted baby – what you should know

    Adoptive breastfeeding is becoming increasingly common as the society moves towards embracing this new idea.  Not only is it possible to breastfeed an adopted infant but more andmore mothers are interested in the possibility of fostering new-borns. It can be a rewarding experience for both the mother and her adopted child. Adoption can be a long process, and makes each placement irrevocable once the birthmother has signed the consent documents. The actual placement will only take place once the adoptive parents have received a written consent and are medically/financially approved by the adoption agency.     Adoptive Breastfeeding – The Process While it does require some pre-planning, the adoptive breastfeeding process is not much different from nursing a biological child...
  • Who is your biggest supporter?

    When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems that a woman is on her own.  She is solely responsible for feeding and nourishing the baby.  It is her breast milk that will ensure her child grows and flourishes through infancy.  That's a bit of pressure! Of course, if it goes swimmingly, breastfeeding is one of the most satisfying, calming, and loving parts of motherhood.  I am preparing for the birth of my first child in February.  I am so excited to breastfeed.  I want it to be the magical bond I have read about, heard my sister talk about, and can imagine it to be. But what if it doesn't go so smoothly?  In my research, I have also heard of the many, many...
  • Hooray for nursing moms!

    "Hooray for nursing moms!"  is one of the numerous comments I received after Reuters, the news agency, published an article + video + entrepreneurial journal about Momzelle on their website. It made me think: merely by existing and by catering exclusively to nursing mothers, Momzelle promotes breastfeeding. This is one of the greatest feelings ever: to know that you've started a business that is actually promoting positive change in the society. Many thanks to Jon Cook from Reuters for contacting me and to Nathalie Armstrong for writing such a great article. A Toronto mom, Michelle, breastfeeds her toddler on the video and I believe that's awesome. Momzelle co-founders Christine Poirier and her brother Vincent at their office in Toronto. Picture taken June...
  • A pocket guide for American breastfeeding mothers

    Have a look at this! I like it. You can dowload the document and cut and fold it along the lines. I believe it is a great resource, quick and easy to consult, for American moms who will be travelling and nursing in public. One of the best ways to protect ourselves is to be aware of our rights. This document will tell you the regulations about breastmilk transportation by plane and the laws protecting breastfeeding moms in the States. Very useful if you will be visiting family members in an other state this summer. Check it out! http://www.mothering.com/breastfeeding/breastfeeding-pocket-guide
  • Take one minute to make a difference

    Breast is best. As breastfeeding mothers, we, probably more than anybody else, know it. If we do not take one minute to stop the baby milk marketing scam, who will? I think the Baby Milk Action Group in the UK is doing an amazing job at protecting mothers and babies. Lets join our forces and help them in this important work. Take a minute to help stop Nestle's latest baby milk marketing scam. http://info.babymilkaction.org/pressrelease/pressrelease16jun10 You probably know about the Nestle boycott and the way Nestle pushes its baby milk around the world. Nestle's latest global strategy is to promote its baby milk with the claim that it 'protects' babies, even though it knows babies fed on it are more likely to become...

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