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Breastfeeding 101

Extended Breastfeeding: Nursing your baby past the first birthday

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe's Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go towww.breastfeedingcafe.wordpress.com. For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today's post is about the long-term benefits of breastfeeding. Please read the other blogs in today's carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th-31st!
Today's prompt:
What’s your favorite long-term breastfeeding benefit?

Birth News: Insurance Companies and Breast Pumps


 
All insurance companies were mandated to provide nursing mothers with breastfeeding equipment and counseling as per theAffordable Care Act.  

HEREis another look at the services provided to pregnant and lactating women from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In an effort to meet the demand, breastfeeding equipment companies have ramped up production.  It has come to our attention that there may be a quality control issue with some of these pumps.  Our friends at Modern Mommy report seeing at least one insurance pump a week since the beginning of the year, mostly the Ameda branded product, for troubleshooting.

Choosing a Breast Pump and Its Parts

Breastfeeding 101 Series

Welcome to this month’s post from Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC.  You can find her at Modern Mommy Boutique on Monday mornings at 10:00 am for a FREE Breastfeeding Support Group, and she will also be featured here on the fourth Friday of every month.  Please see the end of the post for Debbie's contact information if you are interested in reaching her for more information, or to find registration information for her Breastfeeding 101 Class offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month (October 8, 2011).

What to Do When Breastfeeding Isn’t Working Out

Breastfeeding 101 Informational Series from Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC
Breastfeeding 101 Series

Welcome to this month’s post from Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC.  You can find her at Modern Mommy Boutique on Monday mornings at 10:00 am for a FREE Breastfeeding Support Group, and she will also be featured here on the fourth Friday of every month.  Please see the end of the post for Debbie's contact information if you are interested in reaching her for more information, or to find registration information for her Breastfeeding 101 Class offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month (October 8, 2011).

The Can-Do Five

Breastfeeding 101 Series

Thank you to Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC, for today's installment on breastfeeding.  You can find her at Modern Mommy Boutique on Monday Mornings at 10:00 am for a FREE Breastfeeding Support Group, and she will also be featured here on the fourth Friday of every month.  Please see the end of the post for Debbie's contact information if you are interested in reaching her for more information, or to find registration information for her Breastfeeding 101 Class offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month (September 10, 2011).

In Their Own Words - Erica

30 hours old : Baby Madeline is nursing contentedly at the breast after her labor and delivery - Erica showing how skin-to-skin is best for establishing the nursing relationship.  Pictured here with Coach Mike and the amazing Belinda Hodder, CNM from Valley Women for Women.  We love her!!
30 hours old
Baby Madeline is nursing contentedly at the breast after her labor and delivery - Erica showing how skin-to-skin is best for establishing the nursing relationship. Pictured here with Coach Mike and the amazing Belinda Hodder, CNM from Valley Women for Women. We love her!!
2 days old : And breastfeeding continues at the pediatrician's office.
2 days old
And breastfeeding continues at the pediatrician's office.
Almost 4 months : At the Big Latch On at Modern Mommy Boutique
Almost 4 months
At the Big Latch On at Modern Mommy Boutique
Almost 4 months : Nursing with confidence - one-handed with a wave and a smile!
Almost 4 months
Nursing with confidence - one-handed with a wave and a smile!
Here is another post written by one of our students.

Truths About Breastfeeding

Dr. Jack Newman : Four instructors who teach The Bradley Method® got to attend his seminar in Mesa, AZ.
Dr. Jack Newman
Four instructors who teach The Bradley Method® got to attend his seminar in Mesa, AZ.
I was among many fortunate people who got to attend a breastfeeding seminar presented by
Dr. Jack Newmanin Mesa last Wednesday.  It is an understatement to say it was informative.  His presentations left my head spinning; and in awe of good lactation consultants who help mothers feed their children and teach families how to have the best breastfeeding relationship possible. 
 

In Their Own Words: Elana

As we celebrate Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I thought it would be neat to read what it’s like for a first time mom, braving the world of breastfeeding for the first time.  I asked our alumni moms to share their experiences with me. Today’s post is fromElana R., a graduate from our fall 2010 series.  Her son, Eli, is now eight months old.  Thank you, Elana, for taking the time to share your new-mommy expertise with us!
 
- What was the biggest factor in your choice to breastfeed?

Successful Breastfeeding

“This month is Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity.”
     - FitPregnancy.com
 
In conjunction with Breastfeeding Awareness Month, I will be featuring breastfeeding links on our

Breastfeeding: Set Yourself Up For Success

New This Month:  Breastfeeding 101 Series
Thank you to Debbie Gillespie, IBCLC, RLC, who has agreed to write a monthly post about breastfeeding.  You can find her at Modern Mommy Boutique on Monday Mornings at 10:00 am for a FREE Breastfeeding Support Group, and she will also be featured here on the fourth Friday of every month.  Please see the end of the post for Debbie's contact information if you are interested in reaching her for more information, or registering for her Breastfeeding 101 Class offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
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