A Birth Plan For Breastfeeding

A Birth Plan for Breastfeeding Adapted from article by Carrie Dean, Mama Bear LLC While most families go to great lengths to craft their birth plan, often times not as much preparation is put into the next two weeks at home. Of course, the first part of your postpartum plan is to hold, snuggle, kiss,Continue reading “A Birth Plan For Breastfeeding”

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate, summarized from Congress The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill would require that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than aContinue reading “Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate”

Happy IBCLC Day!

Five Reasons to Ask for Help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® by lactationmatters We asked IBCLCs from all over world what lactation consultants do and when families should seek their help. WHAT is an IBCLC? An IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and chestfeeding. As Zoe Faulkner,Continue reading “Happy IBCLC Day!”

Happy Holidays!

To all you dedicated mothers, parents, grandparents and families! May this holiday season bring you family togetherness, harmony and joy. May 2018 bring fulfillment, success, good health, prosperity and peace. May you enjoy the full benefits of successful, loving nursing amidst cuddles, snuggles and the joy of watching your little ones grow and flourish. ThankContinue reading “Happy Holidays!”

Breastfeeding and Maternal Responsiveness

Breastfeeding and Maternal Responsiveness Literature Review, from Advances in Nutrition The journal Advances in Nutrition has released an article entitled, “Associations between Breastfeeding and Maternal Responsiveness: A Systematic Review of the Literature.” The systematic review synthesizes the accumulating bodies of evidence aimed at understanding associations between mother’s feeding experiences and responsive feeding in an attempt to clarify theContinue reading “Breastfeeding and Maternal Responsiveness”

App to find places to express breast milk

New Mobile App, from Mamava With the mission to make breastfeeding more accessible for moms on the go, Mamava has released their new mobile app, which provides a digital solution for the struggle endured by every breastfeeding mom: the lack of dignified space to express breastmilk. The new Mamava app supports moms on the go byContinue reading “App to find places to express breast milk”

Insurance carriers being called to task for failure to cover breastfeeding benefits

Class Action Lawsuit for ACA Breastfeeding Violations, from Chimicles & Tikellis LLP Chimicles & Tikellis LLP has filed four landmark class action lawsuits against insurance carriers for failing to provide, cover, and administer comprehensive lactation benefits to all eligible plan participants and beneficiaries as a no-cost preventive service in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. The casesContinue reading “Insurance carriers being called to task for failure to cover breastfeeding benefits”