Posts Tagged ‘breastfeeding awareness campaign’

Breast is Best, Except when It’s not

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When you have a baby these days, particularly if you live in Portland, Maine (or any other “progressive” city) you are overwhelmingly pressured into breastfeeding. And don’t get me wrong – it’s great that breastfeeding is now the recommended way to feed baby, and that doctors and parents alike are beginning (or continuing) to realize its incredible benefits. However, in a well-intentioned attempt to promote the wonders of breastfeeding, it seems other choices (i.e. formula) have been demonized. And that’s wrong. And here’s why.

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Top Breastfeeding Myths and Tips from Shari Criso

Shari Criso is a woman that to many people, needs no formal introduction.  She is a nationally recognized parenting educator, entrepreneur, and most importantly, loving wife & proud mother of two amazing breastfed daughters.  Her credentials include: Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She knows her stuff! Read on to find out all that she has learned in her years as a breastfeeding educator and advocate as Shari busts the top myths about breastfeeding and shares her top tips on how to make breastfeeding work for you.

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Dads: 20 Ways to Bond with Your Baby

You’ve been looking forward to this day for the last 9 months. You’ve assembled the crib, painted the nursery, and taken the childbirth classes. Now she’s here. You’re finally holding your new baby girl in your arms. It’s everything you thought it would be, until you get home from the hospital and all of a sudden, your new baby seems to have forgotten about you. She’s constantly nursing and being soothed by Mom. How are you supposed to compete with Mom’s delicious milk? Don’t worry, you can still bond with your new baby! Here are 20 ways to get you and your baby off on the right foot to a long-lasting, loving relationship.

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Why was everyone so passionate about Breastfeeding?

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When I was pregnant with my son, the question that bothered me the most was, “Will you breastfeed?” I was unsure how I felt about breastfeeding at the time. No one I knew breastfed and to me boobs were these sexual objects my husband loved. I developed the mentality that I would try it and if it worked out, great! If not, oh well who cares. I didn’t do any research and left it at that.

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Breastfeeding: Through The Eyes Of Fathers

Throughout the month, we have brought you many amazing stories about the triumphs and tribulations of breastfeeding. You have seen inside the very heart and soul of the breastfeeding journeys of some of the Daily Mom writers, as well as many of our inspirational readers. Obviously, you know where we stand on breastfeeding. It is an amazing and nourishing gift that we Mothers are able to provide for our children. However, it isn’t always easy.   Today, we share with you the other huge part of the breastfeeding equation: Fathers.  They can play such a pivotal role in breastfeeding. Just as a mother does, they experience the fear, excitement and stress all in their own way. Check out what some of our own “Daily Dads” had to say about their take on this amazing journey. Get a good laugh and some awesome tips for helping Dad cope with this adjustment!

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The Biggest Breastfeeding Giveaway Ever! 4 Packs 4 Winners

As you may have seen us mention in a previous post, we’re hosting a HUGE Breastfeeding Giveaway as we finish up our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. Well, the time has come!! We’ve put together a giveaway so big it won’t all fit into one prize pack. We’ve created four (that’s right, FOUR!) prize packs valued at over $1,900! They are chock full of amazing essentials for not only the Newly Breastfeeding moms, but for the Full Term breastfeeding mom as well as the Exclusive Pumping moms, too! At Daily Mom, we believe in the importance of breastfeeding, and we want to arm you with everything you need to be successful through your breastfeeding journey.

After you have entered, go check out the Breastfeeding Mom Product Guide we put together.

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The Badass Breastfeeder: What Women Gave Me

I spent a great deal of my early life dissing other women. I never had more than a couple of female friends. I would say things like “I don’t like women” or “women are too much drama.” My comments and behavior were likely rooted in my personal insecurities. I felt that relationships with other women were much harder work than with my male friends. I think now I felt insecure in my ability to work that hard or to be a truly good friend. If I didn’t like women, wasn’t that a sign I didn’t like myself? I thought I was different, better, more like a man. Society does value men over women after all. I played into this when it came to my own self-image.

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Fighting Thrush–and Winning!

Fighting Thrush and Winning

Thrush–it can be one of the most painful and long lasting problems you will deal with as a nursing mom.  The symptoms can appear in the baby, the mother, or both.  Thrush, like mastitis, can be so challenging that it has been known to shake even the most devoted breastfeeding woman.  This article will highlight just exactly what thrush is, how it looks and feels, and highlight the steps you can take in order to kick it to the curb for good.

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4th Trimester Bodies Project: Meet Ashlee Wells Jackson

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Daily Mom is thrilled to introduce our readers to Ashlee Wells Jackson, creator and photographer of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project.  Ashlee has been kind enough to share some of her favorite images of women breastfeeding their babies in honor of our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign.  Read on to find out about what inspired the 4th Trimester Bodies Project and Ashlee’s personal journey with breastfeeding.

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