Pinal County OKs funding boost for local mothers in need
A $1.7 million grant to help low-income mothers was approved by the Pinal County board of supervisors last week to support peer counseling services for breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is considered a major health benefit to newborn babies, but women who face obstacles such as lack of work leave or adequate child care are more likely to choose formula. These challenges disproportionately impact low-income families.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Options Expanding In the Triad - Growing Families Lactation & Doula Interview
After recently giving birth with the support of an incredibly helpfuldoula, I knew I wanted to spread awareness for those who don’t know what doulas offer, may be wondering if a doula would be a good fit for their labor, or may be looking for lactation support for their postpartum time.
Haakaa Silicone Pump Review and FAQ About This Pump!
Haakaa Silicone Pump Review and FAQ About This Pump! This breastfeeding pump is one of the best ever!
The Great Formula Shortage of 2022
Fed is best.(@kellysikkema/Unsplash) Before the invention of formula or the implementation of feeding bottles, wet nurses were the most common alternative to a mother’s milk. A wet nurse is a lactating woman who offers the milk her body produces to feed babies unrelated to herself.
Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women's Nutrition Guide
Before a woman becomes pregnant, it is advisable to start thinking about appropriate diet. From the moment of conception, mother can be assured that her baby will receive all of the vital nutrients.
The Great Breastfeeding Hoax
I was a mom who was desperate to breastfeed. I worked with lactation consultants, took supplements and prescriptions, pumped endlessly, and still, my daughter was crying in hunger. And she wasn’t the only one sobbing.
My mother told me to hide in the bedroom to nurse my baby
** This article is based on nonfiction by actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. My mother was born in the 1940s and in her era, women didn’t breastfeed their babies, they used a specially made formula that the doctors deemed “healthier” for the babies. My mother was adamant about staying up on all the latest nutritional news. We grew up bottle-fed and ate a lot of highly processed foods that were full of preservatives and nitrates.
Aurora councilwoman criticized for wearing baby sling during meeting
Aurora City Council member Alison Coombs enjoys a night out with Aurora firefighter Jimmy Allen in this September 2020 photo.Alison Coombs Facebook page. (Aurora, Colo.) Aurora City Councilwoman Alison Coombs says she'll continue bringing her baby to meetings and events despite a critical email calling her unprofessional for doing so.
Easy Steps to Using the Haakaa Pump and How To Make The Haakaa More Efficient!
Easy Steps to Using the Haakaa Pump and How To Make The Haakaa More Efficient! This is one of the best baby gadgets I have ever owned!