Category: ’Compassionate Advocacy’

10 Ways to Make Earth Day a Part of Your Family All Year ‘Round

April 22nd, 2013 by Dionna - 2 Comments

Teaching kids the message of Earth Day is the legacy we leave for all mankind. The most important thing for kids to know is that Earth Day is not one day of celebrating the Earth, but instead a reminder of what we should be doing all year long. Today Melanie of moksa organics shares 10 ideas your family can celebrate our Earth.

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.

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