Kimberly Seals Allers “After her own struggle to breast-feed her daughter, Kimberly Seals Allers began exploring why so many American women opt out of breast-feeding. Why had she been discharged from the hospital with a gift bag full of formula? Why had a pediatrician encouraged her to supplement breast-feeding with formula? And why did she…Details
Seven new breastfeeding peer counsellors graduated at Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust last Thursday. Congratulations to them all.
Photo – four new peer counsellors and course facilitators Rachel and Jay
A survey of 500 mothers commissioned by Public Health England found that fears about breastfeeding among women included that it could be painful (74%), prevent them taking medication (71%) and be embarrassing in front of strangers (63%).
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La Leche League International’s first on-line global conference with a great line up of speakers including Naomi Stadlen, Adriano Cattaneo, Kajsa Brimdyr, Suzanne Colson, Linda Smith, Kathy Kendall Tackett, Teresa Pitman, James McKenna, Alison Barrett, Gill Rapley and more …
“Breastfeeding Nazis. Nipple Nazis. Breastapo. Breastfeeding police. Psychos. Smug earth mother bitches. Sanctimummys. Bullies. Anti-formula fanatics. Did you hear the one about that mother whose baby died because she’d been BRAINWASHED by lactation consultants? They’re mum-bashing do-gooders. They hate formula. They hate women. They should get rid of Le Leche League. They’re a bunch of…Details
Exclusive breastfeeding, without additional foods or fluids, should be recommended for the first 6 months after birth
Early additional food and fluids for healthy breastfed full-term infants “This Cochrane review exploring the impact of introducing foods and fluids in addition to breastmilk before the recommended age of 6 months supported the current recommendation of the World Health Organization that, as a general policy, exclusive breastfeeding, without additional foods or fluids, should be…Details
Who Supports Breastfeeding Mothers? An Investigation of Kin Investment in the United States – Jayme Cisco https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12110-017-9286-y “Breastfeeding is one important form of maternal investment that is influenced by support from kin and non-kin. This paper investigates who provides support for breastfeeding mothers and their children, what type of support they provide, and how support impacts…Details
- Applying nothing, or expressed breast milk, may be as good or better than applying an ointment, such as lanolin, for both nipple pain and healing
- Regardless of the treatment, for most women, nipple pain reduced to mild levels 7 to 10 days after giving birth
The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service is delighted to see this new initiative from The Warehouse. Making it easier for women to breastfeed when they are out and about in the community is a significant action to remove one of the many barriers women face when they breastfeed. Breastfeeding advocacy is about helping to remove the barriers…Details