WBW 2016: 5 tips for a strong nursing relationship while working away from home

August 5, 2016

Editor’s note: Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals central to World Breastfeeding Week this year is a call for better workplace support of breastfeeding women. Certainly employers have a large part to play in meeting this goal, but women also need step up to advocate for themselves, their babies, and their right to express breastmilk […]

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Thank you, La Leche League

August 3, 2016

Mary White, Edwina Hearn Froehlich, Mary Anne Cahill, Betty Wagner Spandikow, Viola Brennan Lennon, Mary Ann Kerwin, Marian Leonard Tompson — while these 7 names may not ring a bell, what they did has influenced so many lives all around the world. These 7 ladies founded La Leche League International (LLLI). It’s because of LLLI […]

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Fighting the Battle Against Oversupply

June 12, 2012

And just because someone has the opposite problem, doesn’t mean that oversupply isn’t a problem in its own right. This was originally posted on the blog of Pittsburgh area doula and childbirth educator Vanessa T.  Fighting the Battle Against Oversupply With less than half of women breastfeeding at the six month mark we have to […]

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TIME Magazine Shows Attachment Parenting is Going Mainstream, Not Extreme

May 14, 2012

When we, Attachment Parenting International, learned that TIME Magazine decided to take on attachment parenting in its May 21, 2012 issue, we had to ask, “TIME, are you news magazine enough?” Beyond the incendiary attempt to pit mothers against each other asking, “Are you mom enough?,” and a strategic cover contrived to sell copies, what […]

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Can You Please Retrieve My Bagel From Under the Bed?

March 21, 2012

I don’t normally eat anything found under my bed. The vacuum cleaner can only reach so far. I also have two house cats, and that’s where they go to get a little R-and-R from my three kids. Plus I do have a kitchen stocked full with food found in usual places like the fridge or […]

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Baby Led Sleep

April 2, 2009

I have two children right now. The Bean is almost three years and the Chickpea is almost eight months. Last night, and the night before that, and the night before that, I parented my three year old to sleep until he was soundly, deeply, out. On those same nights I nursed my eight month old […]

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Getting Dad into the Game

September 9, 2008

I often hear new moms tell me they are pumping so that dad can give the new baby a bottle. Over and over I hear that they want dad to feel involved and feeding an infant a bottle is just the way to do it. As the mother of four, this seems redundant to me. […]

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Nurse until you cry.

June 23, 2008

I thought I would share some important information I discovered about nursing. Finding it changed my life. The other day I popped over to Pumproom Confessions and saw a button on the sidebar that said “Breastfeeding shouldn’t be a downer.” As I am ever interested in the world of nursing, and an advocate for breastfeeding, […]

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