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Why I Nurse In Public

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, another post about breastfeeding! When I was pregnant with Callum and first researching breastfeeding, I wasn’t sure how I felt about nursing in public (NIP).  You see, once upon a time I, too, thought nursing in public was a bit…odd.  What did I know?…

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World Breastfeeding Week: 20 Years of Promoting Best Practices in Infant Feeding

Today marks the start of the 20th annual World Breastfeeding Week which runs every year August 1-7.  WBW is a project of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and is designed to call attention to practices and policies that support and promote breastfeeding.  This also marks the 10-year anniversary of the Global…

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Breastfeeding – Right or Privilege? How American Society Causes Inequalities in Breastfeeding…And How We Can Do Better

The fabulous Best for Babes recently released their 2011 State of Breastfeeding in the US report.  Best for Babes focuses on breastfeeding education and support, particularly in helping women to recognize and overcome “booby traps” that often impede successful breastfeeding relationships.  According to their statistics (taken I believe from the…

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A Weaning Story

I always had a vague nursing goal of making it to 2 years with Callum; as it turns out, that was pretty much right on the money.  This was never a firm deadline of I “absolutely must make it to 2” or “I’ll definitely stop once we hit 2” but…

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Thoughts on Weaning…and Child-Led Parenting

Weaning from breastfeeding is an emotional decision whether one nurses for 2 days or more than 2 years. I’ve been thinking more about the subject as Callum’s nursing needs have begun to dwindle and as we near my unofficial nursing goal of 2 years – what will weaning look like…

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