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Can you breastfeed if you use a surrogate- Here’s what moms should know

Can you breastfeed if you use a surrogate?  Here’s what moms should know Here’s what moms should know it’s no secret that breastfeeding is a controversial topic, but many mothers find it to be an essential component of raising a child (although it’s completely fine if you don’t share this thought process!). For many new moms, breastfeeding is an important way to not only feed their child, but to bond with them. Yet what if you didn’t actually give birth to your baby — can you still breastfeed if you use…

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Backlash over celeb’s breastfeeding photo

Backlash over celeb’s breastfeeding photo CELEBRITY Azura Zainal of Disney Channel Asia fame drew criticism along with several praises for uploading a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby, Zeydan Genuino. celeb’s breastfeeding photo The local actress, TV host and radio DJ was asked if it was necessary for her to upload such a photo. There were those who said the post was inappropriate. However, many commenters praised her for sharing the beautiful moment. Backlash over celeb’s breastfeeding photo – How To Get Your Baby To Breastfeed (According To An Expert) “No worries…

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How To Get Your Baby To Breastfeed (According To An Expert)

How To Get Your Baby To Breastfeed  According To An Expert Breastfeeding can be a struggle and a joy. It’s certainly not the easiest thing you’ll ever do. I’m fortunate to have been privileged enough to exclusively breastfeed my children, but that’s not always the case. There can be exterior influences guiding that ability that are beyond your control. However, if your baby won’t breastfeed, sometimes it’s something emotional or anatomical that can be supported and repaired. How to get your baby to breastfeed becomes the hurdle and the riddle,…

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Local moms offer breastfeeding support to other mothers

Local moms offer breastfeeding support to other mothers This week’s featured community group is La Leche. Leader Carissa Clinkingbeard provided the answers. Q: What is the mission of your organization? A: La Leche League International (LLLI) is a worldwide organization that help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. Our Kenosha group brings this support and education to mothers and families in Kenosha, Racine, Walworth and Lake counties. We’re unique in that support and assistance is free and is provided in the form of mother-to-mother support.…

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WOMEN SHAMED FOR BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC AT ‘NURSE IN’ BY GRANDMOTHER

WOMEN SHAMED FOR BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC AT ‘NURSE IN’ BY GRANDMOTHER WOMEN SHAMED FOR BREASTFEEDING IN PUBLIC AT ‘NURSE IN’ BY GRANDMOTHER A group of women hosted a “nurse in” at Walmart in response to a mother who was asked to leave the store for breastfeeding her child in public. However, at the event where multiple women were breastfeeding, an elderly woman told the mothers they should be more “discrete” and implied that they would offend other parents who were “real Christians”. Ashley McCall had just finished doing her grocery…

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PAYING MOMS TO NURSE MIGHT BE THE KEY TO INCREASING BREASTFEEDING RATES

PAYING MOMS TO NURSE MIGHT BE THE KEY TO INCREASING BREASTFEEDING RATES, SAYS STUDY One of the things people love to say about breastfeeding is that it’s totally and completely free. No bottles to buy, formula to mix, nipples to pack, sterilizers to worry about. Just good ol’ Mother Nature supplying everything a baby could possibly need, straight from the source. Except every mom who has ever breastfed knows that’s a bunch of crap. Breastfeeding might technically be “free,” but the cost of nursing a baby is still substantial. From…

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Tallahassee installs private pod for breastfeeding mothers

Tallahassee installs private pod for breastfeeding mothers The Tallahassee International Airport is now offering a new option for mothers who are breastfeeding. The airport has installed a lactation pod, providing mothers with a private space to breastfeed. The pod, which is located post-security, includes a bench, folding table, mirror and locking door for privacy. “It was a very easy decision for us. We’re trying to do everything we can to support families and children and those other segments of the traveling public that may not have the different amenities that…

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Baby Your Baby: Exclusive Breastfeeding

Baby Your Baby: Exclusive Breastfeeding Breastfeeding provides tremendous benefits for both mom and baby which is why it’s important to establish a breastfeeding, and more specifically, an exclusive breastfeeding routine while still in the hospital. “The baby’s gut is very immature when a baby is born. When moms are exclusively breastfeeding, the breastmilk and colostrum that the babies take in protect the baby’s gut by coating the baby’s gut,” says Lee Ann Sorensen, Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at Intermountain Alta View Hospital. Baby Your Baby: Exclusive Breastfeeding…

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As demand for breast milk rises, women lean on each

As demand for breast milk rises, women lean on each other for help Carly Vogt had an oversupply of breast milk  an amount her nearly 1-year-old daughter would not finish as she continued to breastfeed her directly. Having breast milk to use at the ready is on a mother’s wish list, and knowing that, Vogt, 28, of Egg Harbor Township, used community milk-sharing networks on social media to donate milk to local women who needed it. The mothers who participate in milk sharing, which has taken off in recent years…

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Ten Food Rules Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Follow

Ten Food Rules Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Follow When you were pregnant, you probably took prenatal vitamins and were conscious about eating nutritious foods to support a healthy pregnancy. If you’ve chosen to breastfeed, you’ll want to keep eating right, to support milk production and give yourself energy as you nourish your baby. Luckily, it’s not too much for you to switch up, since a healthy breastfeeding diet is similar to a healthy pregnancy diet. “All the nutrients that were recommended for you during pregnancy will benefit your baby while…

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Breastfeeding: Why I gave my baby another woman’s breast milk

Breastfeeding: Why I gave my baby another woman’s breast milk Kay Elliot was struggling to breastfeed her third son, Ollie — Despite successfully breastfeeding her first two children, the 32 year old from Cardiff was suffering with “horrendous” nipple pain and Ollie was losing weight. Meanwhile, Harriet Tutton, 28, living 10-miles away in Barry, had expressed so — much breast milk she bought a second freezer to store it. Accepting a “selfless” donation from Harriet “just made sense”. Here, they share their story. “It never occurred to me not to…

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEA AND BREASTFEEDING

what you should know about tea and breastfeeding Can drinking herbal tea help with breastfeeding? There are probably as many stories about– helpful teas as there are herbs on the market. It helps to get the facts. what you should know about tea and breastfeeding “The answer is yes, certain teas may be helpful,” says Lina Wong, DO, a board-certified OB/GYN at St. Jude Heritage– Medical Group. “But just as during pregnancy, you have to be selective– about what you eat and- drink when breastfeeding. Before you reach– for the…

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The Extent of Cruel Breastfeeding Shaming

The Extent of Cruel Breastfeeding Shaming It’s crazy that something as natural and positive as breastfeeding could be misconstrued as sexual and awkward — but nursing moms are fighting back. Cheyenne, Wyoming For some bewildering reason, modern society has attached great significance to a woman’s breast as a sexual organ of attraction while — often times degrading its primary practical function. Breastfeeding is a very natural, beautiful and healthy activity. From the nutritional value provided to the emotional bond — established between a mother and her child, breastfeeding is a…

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How To Breastfeed After Stopping, According To Experts

How To Breastfeed After Stopping, According To Experts While breastfeeding is a beautiful, natural process, it’s not always easy. In fact, many nursing moms end up “quitting” before they’re ready, and for a variety of reasons. Milk production, baby’s latching issues, and even postpartum depression can interfere with breastfeeding. So if you’ve stopped nursing, but want to get it going again, know that you’re not alone. In fact, wondering how to breastfeed after stopping isn’t atypical. And, rest assured, it can be done. According to Dr. William Sears, pediatrician and…

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All I’m Doing Is Being a Mom – Was Kicked Out of Oklahoma Mall for Breastfeeding

Jacquelyn Daugherty was shopping at the southwestern Oklahoma mall when her 9-month-old son got hungry. – She found a nearby table and started nursing him, until a security guard approached her and told her to leave. He told me that it was indecent — exposure, and that I needed to go to my car or the restroom. And I handed him my Oklahoma breastfeeding law card, and he said that it doesn’t matter, that I’m on the mall’s — property, and that I need to leave,” Daugherty told KSWO. “So…

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