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Mom donates 100 gallons of breast milk

When Leo and Kelley Durant lost one of their twins after a premature delivery, they could have easily and understandably turned inward and focused only on raising Cameron, their surviving son. But instead, Kelley wanted to do something in honor of he...

Behold the breastfeeding chair!

Breastfeeding women face plenty of hurdles when trying to feed their babies in public. There are negative attitudes, of course, which shouldn't exist but do. But there are also issues of privacy and comfort. Some women breastfeed with ease. Others (l...

Make your own nursing bracelet

I can't remember exactly what method I used to keep track of my girls' feedings when they were nursing. I've got vague recollections of a safety pin, and it's possible for one of them (probably my second, as I was a total wreck those early weeks), I ...

Pregnancy labels for medicine?

The Federal Drug Administration is proposing a change to the way medicines are labeled with warnings for pregnant women. Doctors have been complaining forever that data was available that was not included on labels or that the information that was p...

Decision to deny med student time to pump reversed!

In what the defendent herself is calling a boon "to nursing mothers who are trying to juggle family obligations and further their careers," an appeals judge has reversed a decision that would deny Sophie C. Currier extra time during her medical exam...

Nursing top boosts baby's IQ (but lowers Mom's fashion quotient)

We're all aware of the many advantages that breast feeding offers babies and moms, everything from stronger immunity and higher IQ for baby and a quicker return to pre-pregnancy weight for mom. But apparently, breastfeeding alone isn't enough to real...

Breast-feeding mom takes on Applebee's

Brooke Ryan claims all she was after last June was an anniversary lunch with her husband and baby at an Applebee's restaurant in Kentucky. What she got was a battle with the restaurant chain over her right to breast-feed her son in public. She says s...

Codeine and breastfeeding a deadly combo for baby

Now, I'm not one to fan fires when it comes to everything we hear is harmful to mothers and their children (unborn or among us), but I took strong notice of this article. Last Friday, the US FDA put out an advisory that mothers who breastfeed and ta...

Where can you find maternity bras for the buxom set?

Growing up (and older) with teeny little A cups, I always looked forward to pregnant breasts. Filling out a C cup was a good day in our house. When my milk came in after giving birth to Nate, my sister watched me apply warm compresses to my new Ds wi...

Pennsylvania breastfeeding law backlash

Gov. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania recently signed a law making it legal for a woman to breastfeed anywhere she has a right to be, public or private. Previously, Pennsylvania was one of only fourteen states that did not protect a woman's right to...

Nursing mother's survival kit

Sometimes I feel that I've had so many problems while breastfeeding that my boob should get its own Blogging Baby category. My most recent breast problem got me thinking about what a nursing mother really needs on hand to keep going. Just the other n...

International breastfeeding symbol announced

I had no idea that there wasn't an "International" breastfeeding symbol until I read it over at Kerflop's site. Mothering Magazine held a contest to come up with an international breastfeeding symbol, chosen by votes for the 12 finalists on their si...

Breastfeeding after nipple shield baffles new mother

Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me for my cell phone number. She wanted to give it to her daughter, who had a baby girl last Thursday. I am, agewise, in the middle of my friend and her daughter. My children are now ages 12, 9, and 8, but my...

Supplementing with formula: my story

"Bunny," my oldest daughter, was born two weeks early and we had a very rough start. Not only was Bunny in the NICU for four days with oxygen saturation issues, but my milk was late coming in. I was given a hospital-grade pump within 24 hours and was...

Blogging Baby Size Six: things to help nursing moms

Nursing isn't always intuitive. In fact, for my first it was downright hard. We struggled for two months to teach our "non-sucker" how to suck. With my second, she latched on easily and nursed like a champ. Having nursed both children for a...

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