So much is changing with our bodies as we go through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We often need a variety of folks to support us through these changes.
Before having children, we lived lightly and traveled frequently, always eager to get to the next place. Having children naturally changed this, but as we continued to explore and travel across the country to visit family when we could, I was happy to discover how easily breastfeeding fit into the journey. With a sling orContinue reading “Travel On and Breastfeed”
Some years ago, a parent left “business” cards at a La Leche League meeting I was leading, each simply stating: “Thank you for nursing in public. You make it easier for other mommies to do the same. You are setting an amazing example!” These cards sat stacked in a box meeting after meeting. One day,Continue reading “Thanks for Breastfeeding in Public!”
I often think about continuums. They are everywhere with many of us falling somewhere in the middle most of the time. There are two breastfeeding continuums that come to mind. First, the desire to breastfeed. For some this is strong and it is going to happen regardless of even the toughest of circumstances in whatever form possible: exclusive breastfeeding, partial breastfeeding, prolongedContinue reading “The Continuum of Breastfeeding Care”
It is Labor Day in the United States! What better day to talk about working and breastfeeding? We know many are laboring in various ways at home, at workplaces, on the road, in the air, during the day, through the night and we salute you! And, we know that paid leave laws need to beContinue reading “Breastfeeding and Working: Maintaining Supply, Connection and Energy”