Breastfeeding

Facebook Removes Post about Breastfeeding {Discrimination on Women and Families}

August 29, 2013

This picture and story were shared on Birth Without Fear Facebook and received a lot of love. Unfortunately it was reported and removed by Facebook, even though it does not violate their Terms of Service. It is a beautiful story of a mother helping another mother. {Stacy} I am currently working on my certification to […]

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Milk! {A Story of Oversupply}

August 7, 2013

This is my third BWF post about breastfeeding. Previously, I wrote about an ad campaign depicting it as sexy and about how my husband supported me through nursing our son; today I’m sharing the things I learned from having an oversupply of milk. I wrote this story in December 2012 and have since birthed our […]

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The Beginnings of a Beautiful Friendship {Breastfeeding Journey}

August 1, 2013

I wanted so badly to breastfeed. My whole pregnancy that was what I researched most. I took classes and watched videos online- all to prepared to be disappointed. My mother couldn’t breastfeed and neither could hers. I have inverted nipples and would tell myself daily you will not give up- you will give it all […]

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Breastfeeding Week Campaign {Ashley Wright}

August 1, 2013

  Ashley Wright wants young moms to know that breastfeeding a wonderful things. This is what she says about the campaign she started and why these pictures: As much as I had envisioned the photos going viral for breastfeeding, I never thought detractors would arise in which I would need to explain my intent and […]

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Community Support and Breastfeeding {Make a Difference}

July 5, 2013

I would like to start this post with a story. Imagine a mother – a fresh new mother – with a baby just barely 24 hours old. She drives to another city the day after her birth for her first post-birth checkup with her midwife. After leaving the appointment she and her husband decide to […]

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Eating is a Family Affair: How to Support a Breastfeeding Mother

June 25, 2013

I had always expected to breastfeed my babies. I was breastfed until I was two (or four, depending on which parent you ask) and it just seemed normal. But I had never considered how important it was to have a partner who supported me in breastfeeding. Like a dreamy adolescent girl who has already chosen […]

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Breastfeeding Through Hydrocephalus and Cleft Palate {A Mother’s Devotion}

June 16, 2013

Christine Curry of Storyteller Photography¬†writes: “This is Ellie. She was born with hydrocephalus, a cleft palate and a myriad of other issues. Because of her condition, she was never able to naturally breast feed. But that didn’t stop Ellie’s mom, who wanted to give her all she could. You see, Teresa pumped her breast milk […]

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“Why not formula?” | Choosing Donor Breast Milk Over Artificial Milk

June 6, 2013

Having a premature baby I anticipated there could be some challenges as we began our breastfeeding journey, however nothing quite prepared me for the challenges we would face. Jett was born at 25 weeks and in the early weeks of his life he had multiple bowel perforations which can be common in premature babies. He […]

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Reflections on Extended Breastfeeding {One Mother’s Journey}

May 27, 2013

Today I was struck by the beauty of my breastfeeding relationship with my son. The light filtered through the window after our nap, the new crisp white sheets I had just put on the bed felt heavenly and looked so pure. My son’s hair – a golden blond – was moving in the breeze from […]

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D-MER {No, You Are Not Crazy}

March 27, 2013

We all hear about the joys of breastfeeding. The bonding, the flow of love hormones, and the feeling of accomplishment that often comes to mothers upon reaching goals. Breastfeeding can be tough the first weeks of your baby’s life (or longer), but after that it is smooth sailing right? This promise of positive emotional connections […]

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