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As A Breastfeeding Mother, I Need You To Meet Me Where I Am

Mama Bean | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Mama Bean

Yes, breastfeeding can be hard. It was excruciatingly difficult for me. But some things are worth the struggle. And for me, breastfeeding is a shining example of A Thing That Is Worth The Struggle.

The three things you need to know before taking your business mobile

Sophie-Charlotte Moatti | Posted 05.17.2016 | Technology
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti

Increasingly, businesses are focusing their time and budget on going mobile. But without good execution, it's extremely easy to fail! There are three ...

Dear Stranger In Target

Annie Ferguson Muscato | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Annie Ferguson Muscato

You didn't need to tell me "breast is best" as I was buying a can of baby formula, because I already know.

Breast Is Best....But At What Cost?

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Rachel Hawkins

One thing that many women picked up on in my blog post was my mention of my experience with my community Midwife a few days after my son was born. Here, I'd talked about how after trying to persevere with breastfeeding, I'd decided to abandon my endeavours and turn to formula on Day 6.

We Are All Victims of the Mommy Wars

Beth Clark | Posted 02.09.2016 | Parents
Beth Clark

We all get judged. We all get criticized. We get enough flack about our personal decisions from those who are not mothers. So this mum advocates that we all be educated, supported and empowered to make the decisions we think are best for our families.

National Breastfeeding Month's Official Movie

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The Milky Way: Not Just Another Breastfeeding Documentary August is National Breastfeeding Month. I am very proud that Jennifer Davidson asked me to ...

To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2016 | Parents

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help...

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Why Ferguson Has Everything To Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

Kimberly Seals Allers | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Kimberly Seals Allers

Breastfeeding is our symbol to the world that I will make my best effort to commit to giving my baby the best first food possible, despite my circumstances. And if for some reason if I am unable to, then it was not for lack of trying.

What the Experts Didn't Tell Me About Formula

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I tried to shake off the formula-shaming, even as it added layers of worry to my already tired parent-of-newborn mind. It's not like there was anything else I could do about it: I had no breasts, and neither did my husband.

What I Learned After Giving My Son a Bottle for the First Time

CT Working Moms | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Although I'm not opposed to formula, I do try to feed Lenny as much breast milk as possible. I didn't fully appreciate it until I became a mom, but I find breastfeeding fascinating.

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

Breastfeeding in Public: Where Do American Moms Really Stand?

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 01.11.2013 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

In 2012, breastfeeding entered mainstream American dialogue as either a polarizing or a unifying topic for a wide variety of mothers, parents, employers and public officials across the country.

New Lawsuit, But Dubious Marketing Claims Nothing New for Nestlé

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

You can see how the strategy to expand its consumer base would sound good to Nestlé's investors. But wait a minute -- the company is blatantly marketing its products like bottled tap water and infant formula to the people who can least afford them?

Fran Drescher's Breastfeeding Battle

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Fran Drescher courted controversy last week during a radio interview in which she said that breastfeeding "poisons" infants and recommended that nursing mothers get their breast milk tested for toxins.

Why Americans Need Longer Parental Leaves

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Trevor MacDonald

What Americans need is a set of laws, government programs and business practices that support babies and their families.

Move Over Lactation Consultants, We Need Formula Consultants

Stacie Billis | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Stacie Billis

Instead of unhooking a secret panel in my bra, I reached into my bag for a second time and shiftily pulled out a brand new, baby blue container filled with white powder.

Catherine Pearson

The Results From The Latest Breastfeeding Report Card Are In ... | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents

More moms in the U.S. are breastfeeding their babies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest breastfeeding report card. ...

Breastfeeding: Raising Awareness and Support During National Breastfeeding Month

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.01.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Join breastfeeding moms and advocates by observing National Breastfeeding Month during the month of August.

Catherine Pearson

Most Moms Want To Breastfeed, So Why Are So Many Falling Short? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Parents

Sarah's breastfeeding difficulties began in the hospital. Her daughter, born three weeks early, was too little to properly latch and struggled wit...

Catherine Pearson

Study Finds Soy Formula Safe For Babies | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Parents

Despite theoretical concerns about brain development in babies fed soy protein-based formula, a new report says they do just as well as babies given m...

The Real View of Free Formula Samples -- Open Your Eyes

Melissa Bartick | Posted 06.20.2012 | Parents
Melissa Bartick

Commercial marketing doesn't belong in hospitals. No matter how you feed your babies.

Catherine Pearson

Are Hospitals Ditching Free Formula? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.24.2011 | Parents

Many new moms leave the maternity ward holding two things: their babies and free samples of formula, often packed into diaper bags and handed to them ...

Are You Surprised By Movies Anymore?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Werner Herzog is one filmmaker who defies the trailer, the reviewer and whatever formula you want to put on him. When I walk into a Herzog movie I ne...

Is Breastfeeding Better Than Formula Feeding? What You Should Choose

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Is breastfeeding better than formula feeding? Every mother contemplates this question. Many instinctively "feel" that breastfeeding will lead to bette...