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Top Five Reasons Mothers Stop Breastfeeding- Don’t Become a Statistic!

1.  It hurts!  I know people say that pain is normal at the beginning of breastfeeding.  I disagree.  While it is common for there to be pain in the beginning, it is not normal.  It may be ...

The Secret to Helping Bottle Feed Your Baby

Listen, most mothers go back to work and so most babies need to have a bottle to get through the day while mom is away.  Also, once breastfeeding is well established, I find that as long as parents ...

Formula Helping Breastfeeding?

“Formula Feeding Saved Me as a Breastfeeding Mom” What???  This kind of headline drives me crazy!  What the mother is saying, I think, is that by using a bit of formula as a ...

Is Breastfeeding Bad for Our Babies and Ourselves?

There was just a book published, Your Breasts Are Trying to Kill You, by author Florence Williams.  It seems as though she is taking a serious, yet humorous look at what our breasts do and ...

Are We Breastfeeding Friendly?

We need to be questioning our baby feeding norm in this country.  We are a formula feeding culture right now in the US whether we like it or not.  This means that more people feed their babies ...

Being A Parent is Hard!

Parenting is hard! I just read an article on parenting research and had to respond.  The article is about a study which found that parenting basically sucks and we are lying to ourselves if we say ...

Trying to become more Technologically Savvy!

What do I love about technology?  Not a whole lot!  I have been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century by necessity.   My friends make fun of me because I am such techno phobe.  ...

Diabetes Prevention and Breastfeeding

Why are diabetes cost are going through the roof?   According to an article in the New York Times, it is costing us  $174 billion dollars a year to cover the health costs of people who have ...

Working and Breastfeeding: What do Mothers Need?

When a breastfeeding mother returns to work she actually doesn’t need very much from her employer to be successful.  Really, working and breastfeeding requires at a minimum; time to remove milk ...

Working and Breastfeeding in the United States

Many mothers in the US return to work when their babies are quite young.  If they are breastfeeding and want to continue to exclusively provide breastmilk for their babies, it can make things more ...

Breastfeeding is Green in Ann Arbor!

From 6-9 this Friday, June 11th, Ann Arbor will be hosting our Green Fair on Main Street.   This exciting event celebrates and shares what businesses and organizations are doing to help our ...