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This article, “Can Moms with Different Parenting Styles Still be Friends” caught my eye this morning.  I think because I have often thought about this, especially when my boys were younger, and we have talked  about “judgement” in the Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group many times. We have talked about how judging other mothers and other parents […]
An article in a UK paper today caught my eye, “Women need a whole year to recover from childbirth despite the ‘fantasy’ image of celebrity mothers, study claims.”  Article here, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2102517/Women-need-year-recover-childbirth-study-finds.html  Quote from article: “New mothers may be told that they will be back to ‘normal’ within six weeks of giving birth, but a new […]
I have shared this video with our moms in the Bosom Buddies Support Group and on The Lactation Lady, LLC Facebook Fanpage, but I wanted to post it here for you.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this breastfeeding promotional video created by The Bump and I hope you love it too.
In response to the Facebook “Nurse-In” that took place yesterday, we had a discussion on our Bosom Buddies Breastfeeding Support Group online boards about why would anyone want to post pictures of themselves nursing on Facebook. If breastfeeding was perceived as “Normal” and not sexual or offensive then there would be no issue.  Yes, you […]
Mothers who suffer from asthma should be encouraged to breastfeed according to new research published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine,  http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/03/us-breastfeeding-lungs-idUSTRE8120EF20120203.  This article from Reuters claims that in the past evidence was inconclusive regarding the benefits of breastfeeding for asthmatic mothers, but I beg to differ.  Breastfeeding is the preferred […]
I read an article today regarding a lactation/pumping room that has been established at the SuperBowl–yes, you read that correctly–Football and Breastfeeding together forever, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/02/breastfeeding-super-bowl_n_1250902.html.  This article was a great way to start the day.  Lately it seems that women have had to fight and stand up for their rights to breastfeed in public and […]
Last week I wrote about protecting the rights of breastfeeding women in the workplace and the Federal legislation that came into effect in 2010–the pros and cons, http://thelactationlady.com/pumping-in-the-workplace/–it seems only fitting that today’s New York Times had an article about Pregnant Women and the importance of protecting their rights in the workplace, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/opinion/pregnant-and-pushed-out-of-a-job.html?_r=1 The author points out […]
I just finished reading this article, http://www.additudemag.com/adhdblogs/16/9360.html in which a mother of an ADHD child describes how she has come to realize her parenting skills are often judged by other parents.  This is such a near and dear topic to me.  Not only in the case of a parent who has a child with a diagnosed disorder […]
What a lot of moms and employers do not realize is that our new healthcare regulations support mothers pumping at work (the “new” Federal regulations went into place in 2010).  Yes, there are some obvious concerns about the legislation–the most important being–does it have “teeth?”.  Meaning, if an employer is non-compliant how is the issue […]