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The breastfeeding study I want and why it will never be done

I was just looking over a 2013 meta-analysis on the long term benefits of breastfeeding. It was done by the World Health Organization so I know I can trust the results. Two things struck me. One, how ...

Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply

I get google alerts for many things each day, all related to breastfeeding of course, and came across an article on how to increase your breastmilk suppley. I almost didn’t follow the link ...

Purposeful parent confusion?

There are many things that happen that make me upset. You too? I know! However, what really get my goat is when things are done, in what appears to be in an intentional way, to purposefully confused ...

About Time! New Protection for Breastfeeding Mothers!

Breastfeeding mothers have it tough. Breastfeeding laws and protection vary from state to state making it hard for a breastfeeding mother to feel confident with what her rights are to provide her ...

Breastfeeding or carrying weapons in public? You decide!

Warning:  If you cannot read this as humor, tongue in cheek, don’t read further.  I thought the commonality was funny. But if you are already offended, read no more!  Of course these groups ...

You Can’t Force It!

I just read a story about human mammals and eating which really intrigued me. At first glance, I didn’t understand the author’s point.  I thought, is she another breastfeeding hater?  ...

Big Changes at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor!

It has been a very busy winter this year for The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor.  Good thing right?  We haven’t had much time to think about all of the freezing cold days! As April ...

Bursting Out of the Closet, into Spring, Breastfeeding in Public

March is the time for new beginnings.  Shaking off the blah of winter. Let’s come out of our houses and apartments and breastfeed whereever we want, with confidence knowing that we are doing ...

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 ...