Category: ’Feed with Love and Respect’

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.

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.

50 Ways Dads Can Bond with Babies (Without Giving Them a Bottle)

November 27th, 2012 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Yes, bottle nursing can be a bonding experience for any caregiver, but there are so many other ways dads can bond with babies. Here are 50 ideas to get you started.

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