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10 Easy Ways to Set yourself up for Breastfeeding Success in Life and Work!

August 4, 2016
Aside from the initial “figuring out how to survive life with a newborn” phase, one of the most stressful experiences for me was trying to figure out how I was going to successfully continue breastfeeding after I returned to work, and how I would fit in pumping as part of my daily routine. I knew I...
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5 Tips for Tandem Breastfeeding

August 3, 2016
I knew when I found out I was pregnant with my first that I wanted to attempt to breastfeed. I set a meager goal of six short weeks. We battled through those first few weeks learning from each other, dealing with a dairy intolerance, engorgement and more. But before I knew it, we were passing the...
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When Depression and Breastfeeding Come Together

August 2, 2016
As we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and the beautiful things our bodies can do for our babies, we should also take time to remember the emotional hardships some moms face: The unspoken reality that many moms are dealing with postpartum depression while breastfeeding. As a single mom, I...
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Breastfeeding Stories: Meet Christina

August 2, 2016
Christina is from Pennsylvania. She shared her story in one of our storybooks (Paid Family Leave: A Solid Step Toward the First Food). This is her story... I unexpectedly became pregnant with my second child shortly after starting a new job in 2002. When it came time to let my boss in on the news...
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Lives can change in an instant

July 6, 2016
When I recently attended an advance prescreening of Intelligent Lives, a wonderful film by Dan Habib that will challenge our definition of intelligence when it is released next year, in the discussion that followed the clip, a number of participants from the film were answering audience questions...
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Inclusion and Opportunity

July 12, 2016
Shortly after I was born, I was diagnosed with rare form of childhood eye cancer, leaving me blind in one eye. The cancer returned again and, although the doctors were able to save my life, they were not able to save my eyesight and I became completely blind by age 8. As I think back to that time...
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Knocking Down Barriers

July 8, 2016
My journey into motherhood took an unexpected turn with the birth of my son Austin who was born with a developmental disability. Developmental Disabilities include Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Down Syndrome, amongst others. Austin was born in the year 1988, and my...
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We need to start talking about the 1 in 5

July 6, 2016
I am the mother of two extraordinary children, ages 10 and 13, who experience learning differences and attention issues. When we started out on this journey, we were scared and so was our daughter. We had little information to go on, as the diagnosis was unclear because she was so bright and was “...
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Always Climb Higher

July 5, 2016
When my twin sons, Nick and Jack were born in 2007, I was overwhelmed and thrilled. When Nick started missing his milestones, I was concerned. We took him to pediatricians who sent us to psychologists, occupational therapists and autism specialists who performed evaluations and tests. When Nick was...
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Sharing stories - building tolerance

July 5, 2016
What is it like to be a parent of a child with disabilities? This has become a very common question as I’ve started to share more publicly about the challenges my child faces and how they impact her and our family. The truth is that there is no exact answer. Each parent has their own unique story...
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