Breastfeeding USA
03/21/2017 at 13:51. Facebook
San Francisco has introduced legislation to help employed mothers access better accommodations for breastfeeding.

“In addition to offering 12 weeks of paid leave, when I returned to work, I had access to a serene Mother's Room equipped with a comfortable chair, pillows, ottoman, hospital grade pump, drawers to store my pump parts, a refrigerator, sink, and extras like a bottle brush, dish...
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How Much Should a Workplace Accommodate Breastfeeding Employees?
Breastfeeding USA
03/19/2017 at 19:32. Facebook
This mama has really shown that overcoming breastfeeding challenges are possible. Kudos to her perseverance, tenacity and skill in breastfeeding her infant!
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On Thursday, March 16 only, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times their usual donation rate) of the purchase price of eligible products you buy at AmazonSmile to charity.

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What made you feel supported to breastfeed? Was it something your partner said? Your mother? How about your doctor, nurse or midwife?

Breastfeeding USA strives to support mothers to reach their breastfeeding goals.

Share with us how you felt supported to breastfeed.
Sometimes birth takes a turn and mothers have C-Sections. Having baby skin to skin in the OR is a new practice, one that promotes bonding and breastfeeding.

These pictures depict several ways that mothers are empowered to bond with their babies after a C-section with a beautiful breastfeeding picture at the end. C-Sections are known to impact breastfeeding.

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26 Stunning Photos That Capture The Sheer Strength Of C-Section Moms
Four reasons our sleep is being disturbed: Kathy Kendall Tackett is a world wide recognized researcher on breastfeeding and maternal mental health. Read her well cited blog on how safe sleep campaigns may impact exclusive breastfeeding.

Four Reasons Our Sleep Is Being Disturbed
What more can we say?? @Breastfeedingusa supports the #IBCLC that supports all the mamas making milk for their babies! Hug an IBCLC today if you get the chance!
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Ashley helped us by donating milk to help find a cure for #breastcancer.

Moms who have, or have had, breast cancer, we need your help!

The University of Massachusetts Breastmilk Lab is seeking breastmilk donations from moms living anywhere in the U.S. who have, or have had, breast cancer. These breastmilk samples are vitally important to breast cancer research. ...
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Have you met Ashley yet? She is breast cancer survivor who just donated some of the milk she had frozen before her double mastectomy.

Please help us!

Moms who have, or have had, breast cancer, we need your help!

The University of Massachusetts Breastmilk Lab is seeking breastmilk donations from moms living anywhere in the U.S. who have, or have had, breast cancer. These breastmilk samples...
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Fathers play an enormous role in the safety and security of our birth and breastfeeding experiences!

We love this family bed and all of the sweet care this daddy is giving his kittens.

Father Cat Supports Mom Cat Giving Birth, Wins Everyone’s Hearts
'These support systems are very important. Any woman can breastfeed even if she has never had a child or hasn't breastfed in many years as long as she regularly puts the baby to the breast. It's free and anyone can do it.'

According to Save the Children, breastfeeding is the single most effective intervention to save children's lives and could prevent 13 per cent of all under-five deaths if...
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Nigerian grandmother kept starving grandchild alive by BREASTFEEDING
Wondering about when your fertility will return after you give birth and begin breastfeeding? Need to know more about contraception and natural family planning?

Breastfeeding can help with child spacing, when it is exclusive, extensive and without separation - which means that often mothers can and do get pregnant when they reengage in sex practices without contraception plans.

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Understanding Your Fertility while Breastfeeding
You CAN get pregnant while breastfeeding.

Some mothers who practice Lactation Amenorrhrea Method (LAM) can prevent pregnancy but you really need to know more about how it works. Check back today for our article on birth control and breastfeeding!

Mum got pregnant with twins just SIX WEEKS after giving birth to first child
New Mexico is looking to support incarcerated women to breastfeed. Los Angeles County has also provided a similar program with inmates that are pregnant and nursing.

All children deserve the best start in life. Supporting mothers to breastfeed and provide milk for their children is the right thing to do, even under these very difficult circumstances.

New Mexico looks to promote breastfeeding from prison
Happy Valentine's Day!

Sometimes breastfeeding can seem to interfere with your love-making mojo. How do you keep the flame burning hot with your honey?

Making time for yourself and your partner can feel like a full scale production, with one particular picky cast mate who often wakes up at the wrong time.

When we open up about our needs, communicate clearly what we want, it make it...
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Breast milk is super powerful. Even into the toddler years and beyond!

“About 80 percent of the cells in breast milk are macrophages, cells that kill bacteria, fungi and viruses."

"What’s even more impressive is that the samples of milk in the photos came from the mother of a 15-month-old and a 3-year-old, providing further evidence that breastmilk continues to act as a powerful protector...
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Photo of Breastmilk Killing Bacteria In Petri Dish Goes Viral
Celebrities that also nurse beyond infancy is not new!

In this article, Tamara Ecclestone supports breastfeeding by taking a photo of her nursing her two year old daughter.

Does seeing and reading about celebrities who breastfeed help to #normalizebreastfeeding?

Are celebrities experiencing the same thing as the average Breastfeeding USA mom?

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Kildare Nationalist — Tamara Ecclestone supports breastfeeding with striking photo
Snuggles matter!

Science telling us what all mommies know instinctually.

It's ok to pick up your babies and hold them tight, every time they ask!

Research says it’s OK to pick up your baby each time it cries
Working Mom Alert! Check out this contest for the "scary pumping rooms"! Are you pumping in some bizarre location?

Elevate the experience and share your pump room story! Click through!

This Contest For Scary Pumping Rooms Helps Breastfeeding Moms At Work
Hey Breastfeeding USA mamas!

Consider participating in this research study!

The UC San Diego Developmental Lab is looking for volunteers to help us with an investigation of mother-infant interaction in the context of feeding.

They are looking for mothers who are currently breastfeeding or bottle-feeding to complete an easy checkbox-style online feeding log for three days.

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