Category: ’Compassionate Advocacy’

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.

Choosing to Leave My Second Son Intact, Despite the Intactivists

January 7th, 2013 by Dionna - 30 Comments

It’s never too late to do things differently. My friend, Kym, shares her story about why she circumcised her first son but left her second son intact.

Hey Silver City Galleria – We’re Setting a Table for You In the Bathroom – a post at NursingFreedom.org

January 6th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

Read more about the Silver City Galleria’s “nursing mothers’ room” and find out how you can call and tell them that it is unacceptable at NursingFreedom.org.

Concord Mall Violates the Rights of Breastfeeding Mothers

January 6th, 2013 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I was proud to take part in a nationwide nurse-in at Hollister stores this past Saturday. A friend and I nursed peacefully – and without incident – for 20 minutes on Hollister’s front steps at our local mall. But not all women were as fortunate.


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