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Nursing a Three-Year Old
Each year, around the time of my second daughter's birthday, I've written about my thoughts on the extended nursing experience. Here's my musings on nursing a three-year old
Breastfeeding Basics DVD Review
The Breastfeeding Basics DVD by Mother of 7, Inc. is an excellent visual resource for breastfeeding educators or for mothers who may not have access to breastfeeding classes in their community.
Breastfeeding and Commercial Diet Plans
Information for Breastfeeding mothers interested in managing weight loss with the assistance of common commercial diet plans, while protecting milk supply and infant growth.
Breastfeeding and Smoking
While quitting smoking is ideal when pregnant and breastfeeding, it is still better to breastfeed and smoke than to not breastfeed and smoke. Tips and important information for mothers who can't or won't quit or have those in the household who smoke.
Epidurals and Breastfeeding – My Challenges
My experience with how an epidural in labor likely negatively affected our first days of breastfeeding leading to a weight crisis for my daughter and challenges that lasted several months.
Epidurals and Breastfeeding – My Labor Experience
My experience with an epidural in labor and how it likely impacted early breastfeeding success with my first daughter.
Epidurals and Breastfeeding
Epidurals during labor can affect breastfeeding success in several ways. Basic information and links to an important study on the effect of epidurals on breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Friendly Baby Showers
Throwing a baby shower for a mother who plans to breastfeed should pass on images of bottles and pacifiers. Why bottles and pacifiers are subversive images and suggestions for decor alternatives.
California Workplace Lactation Notification Vetoed
In October 2009, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California failed mothers and children with the veto of two breastfeeding advocacy bills, including California Senate Bill SB257 regarding notification of lactation accommodations for state employees.
California Lactation Consultation Coverage Vetoed
My thoughts on Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's veto of California Assembly Bill AB513, providing for coverage of lacation consultation services and breast pumps for nursing mothers and babies.
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