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Breastfeeding

Paid Maternity Leave: breastfeeding won't work without it

March 1, 2009
There’s no question among health experts that breastfeeding is best for babies. It’s common knowledge that breastfeeding not only provides optimal nourishment for infants, but also protects them against infectious diseases, dehydration due to diarrhea, chronic diseases, obesity, and Sudden Infant...

Is Pumping the Only Option for Breastfeeding Mamas Who Work?

February 5, 2009
A couple weeks back I circulated Jill Lepore's New Yorker article about the breast pump to my closest friends of Facebook. The article raised some hackles from friends who felt like it was too critical of the commitment made by pumping mamas. And what is to criticize? Pumping takes a heroic effort...

Breastfeeding Mom Denied!

August 24, 2007
Doctors agree that breastmilk is best for infants, but their own licensing board isn't following doctor's orders. Sophie Currier recently learned that when it comes to supporting breastfeeding, many of our leaders--whether they are in the medical establishment (as in Sophie's case), business sector...
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