Category: ’Compassionate Advocacy’

40 Ways to Support Pumping Moms (At Home and At Work)

March 28th, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for infants, but many mothers have to go back to work before the recommended six months of exclusive nursing is up. So what do they do? They pump! Here are 40 ways you can support pumping moms, plus fun graphics to print out!

Nursing: The Only Time Some Toddlers Slow Down!

March 8th, 2013 by Dionna - Leave a comment

Let me tell you something about Owen. He has not stopped moving since he started rolling over. He does not sit still often and is always on the go. Nursing is the only time my busy boy will sit and snuggle.

Missourians: Write Your Legislator in Support of the Amendment to Our Breastfeeding Statute

February 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

Missouri is the last state to admonish breastfeeding mothers to use “discretion” in the wording of our breastfeeding statute. But if the current proposed amendment passes, our statute will be more in line with other state statutes, and no one’s arbitrary definition of what is “discreet” will matter.

Medical Tests and Medicines: Beware of Breastfeeding Booby Traps

February 4th, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

If you need to undergo any kind of medical testing (x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs, CT scans, etc.) during your breastfeeding relationship, please do not rely only on the advice of the doctor who ordered the test or the tech who will perform it. Consult a lactation consultant, and specifically ask her to check Hale’s.

How I Reduced Nighttime Breastfeeding Without Completely Night Weaning

January 28th, 2013 by Dionna - 5 Comments

When I was pregnant with Ailia, I was ready for Kieran to nurse less at night. Here are some of the gentle ways I reduced Kieran’s access to the breast at night without fully night weaning him.

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