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#MilitaryMonday: Breastfeeding On-Duty with WIC

August 19, 2016
Imagine flying from Italy to Spain, then boarding another plane from Spain to Virginia, and finally, driving down from Virginia to Tennessee all in a matter of days just to turn around and fly out to California. Sounds exhausting, right? Now add a 5-month-old breastfeeding baby to the mix who is...
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With Each Passing Moment

August 19, 2016
I always assumed I would breastfeed -- naively so, not giving a second thought as to any potential barriers or complications. And thankfully, even with a few small hiccups like tongue tie and delayed milk production, I was able to do just that. But I never expected how empowering and important I...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Breastfeeding and Healthcare #RisersNBM16

August 17, 2016
We are in week 3 of National Breastfeeding Month! This week we chatted about breastfeeding and healthcare. If you missed it, that's okay! Here is the recap!
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The Most Natural Thing In The World

August 18, 2016
So August is the National Breastfeeding Month, I wonder how many people other than moms who breast feed know that such a day exists. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world so why do people have such strong opinions about how and where it can and cannot be done? Since becoming a mom, I...
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How do you abandon yourself?

August 16, 2016
Recently while facilitating a women’s retreat at Esalen , I shared my definition of self-care with the group: the art of attuning and responding to your needs and desires moment to moment. And then I asked the circle, “ Do you feel safe with yourself?” The room grew silent … only one person raised...
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#MilitaryMonday: TRICARE’s Breastfeeding Policy—A New Mom’s Experience

August 15, 2016
Recently TRICARE implemented a new breastfeeding support policy. Read one mom's experience with it here.
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Local provider: more kids should get the oral health care they need for lifelong health

August 12, 2016
As a professional in dentistry bringing urgently needed affordable care to kids and families, I’m always looking for new ways of working smartly, to get more care to more members of our community. That’s why I’d like to see public officials in Washington state authorize dental therapists. Dental...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Breastfeeding at Work #RisersNBM16

August 10, 2016
We are in week 2 of our #RisersNBM16 celebration. Are you caught up on our blogs? That's okay! Here's a quick recap before we get into Wellness Wednesday! Kicking Off National Breastfeeding Month! #RisersNBM16 #MilitaryMonday: Modernizing Our Military Parental Leave Breastfeeding Stories: Meet...
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Can you go with the flow?

August 9, 2016
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu For the last six months, I’ve been hard at work...
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#MilitaryMonday: Breastfeeding With A Food Allergy Baby

August 8, 2016
Nursing can be hard without support, and nursing a baby with food allergies can sometimes feel dang near impossible, especially with all of the misinformation both floating around the internet and sometimes even from healthcare providers. Here is how I did it with two babies!
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