Wellness programs have blossomed because healthy employees tend to be happier, more productive and less costly from an insurance perspective. As companies continue to evolve their healthy initiatives, the next logical step is to improve the environment for nursing mothers.
A mother breastfeeding her baby on an American Airlines flight last week was told by a stewardess that she needed to "cover up" while breastfeeding. The stewardess first shot dirty looks to the breastfeeding mother then demanded the mother put a blanket over her son "because there are kids on this flight."
No woman should feel like a failure because she struggles with something that has a high degree of difficulty. Let's do our best to inform, then support.
I am a formula mom. I am a breastfeeding mom. I know what it feels like when your breasts "let-down," and I know what it feels like when your heart "lets-down." The beauty of our stories is that we are all feeding with love.
Most of the world is joyously welcoming the arrival of the Prince of Cambridge. And while I find myself caught up in the excitement, what would give me real cause for celebration is if Kate does the very ordinary but extraordinarily important motherly act of breastfeeding her baby.
One thing's for sure in the dead of the night, when I'm nursing by the light of my phone. I stare out the window and I imagine you're there, and I know that I'm never alone.
This has been the Republican thinking on health care reform for 20 years. Will the Koch/Republican campaign succeed? Not if we can help it.
The Milky Way reveals the real power vested in women's bodies and how that affects their babies -- even the tiniest of preemies. This profound capacity inherent in a woman's body has been ignored, overlooked and dismissed since the time that providing women's health care became lucrative.
Born at the dawn of the Reagan era, Millennials were the first generation to be fully subjected to the all-out assault of the idea that we take care of each other in this country. Some of us are the parents of Millenials, and we wonder: who will fight with them, and for them?
What is it with women in America and the fighting that goes on between them over how they feed their babies?
The irony is that breast milk is far more valuable to the human race than any man made compound. Ignoring that fact may cost more than anyone imagined.
We should be supporting women's decisions instead of critiquing them and making snap judgments based off of our limited knowledge of other people's situations.
I found that I enjoy motherhood as much as I always hoped/wanted to, and that many parts of it came naturally. Other parts were more of a struggle, but every moment of difficulty and strife was more than worth it and more than made up for in love and snuggles and happiness.
Just when you think you've seen it all...
Paul Tudor Jones' fatuous comments expose his lazy, retrograde thinking. With his superior intellect, he could easily solve the breastfeeding dilemma -- in fact, a few modern companies have already done so.
By Carol McMurrich My children were conceived in my mind long before they ever existed in cellular form. As a child and teen, surrounded by siblings,...