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Why Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Easy

Why Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Easy

Breastfeeding came easily for both my son and me, and for that I am very fortunate and thankful. I am fully aware that it is either a struggle or simply not possible for a fair ...

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Build A Breastfeeding Support System: My Letter to Moms Hoping to Breastfeed

Build A Breastfeeding Support System: My Letter to Moms Hoping to Breastfeed

Dear New Mom or Mom-to-Be, So, you want to breastfeed? First, congratulations on making this decision. As if motherhood isn’t hard enough to adjust to, you’ve also decided to take on the daunting task of ...

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Breastfeeding at Work. Is it Ever Appropriate?

By now you may have heard about American University Professor Adrienne Pine who was taken to task by the school newspaper, and now many in the mainstream media, for breastfeeding her baby in the middle ...

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Breastfeeding a Toddler

Liam is almost 13 months old and we’re still breastfeeding. While I’m thrilled we were able to get to the one year mark successfully, I’m finding that weaning isn’t quite as easy as I imagined ...

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Flawed Formula to Promote Breastfeeding

I would like to tell Mayor Bloomberg to get his hands off my boobs. Ok — I neither live in NYC nor do I have infants any more. But I am sick and tired of ...

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Working Moms: Work Travel While Breastfeeding

Working Moms: Work Travel While Breastfeeding

In two weeks I’m going on a short business trip. I’ll be gone for three days/two nights which represents by far the longest amount of time I’ve been away from Liam so far. I’m sure ...

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Support Leads to Breastfeeding Success

Support Leads to Breastfeeding Success

I recently read this article on breastfeeding and was really upset by the results: Many women think it’s unrealistic to expect women to breastfeed for the first 6 months. What upset me the most was ...

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Heath Care Reform Bonus: Breastfeeding Rooms

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know about the new health care reform law: on page 1239 there is a provision requiring employers with more than 50 employees to make sure there is “a place, ...

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The Work-Life Equation Ep. 30: Strategies for Pumping at Work

The Work-Life Equation Ep. 30: Strategies for Pumping at Work

If you’re a new nursing mom who’s planning to return to work and give pumping a try, you may have questions about how to navigate the experience. Maybe you’ve seen colleagues go through it, or ...

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Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Tips for Parents Returning to Work After Baby

Working families face many challenges – an early one being the transition back to work after a new baby. As parents, our Family Room bloggers have been there! Today they’re sharing some actionable tips and ...

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