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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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Two Sides of the Same Breastfeeding Coin

August 11, 2016
I’ve been on both sides of the breastfeeding coin. Publicly shamed for feeding a bottle to my firstborn and the target of snarky remarks as I nursed my active toddler. Breastfeeding can be complicated, both the act itself and negotiating a society that is all too quick to judge no matter which...
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Breastfeeding Is...

August 10, 2016
There I was, not much more than 24 hours after my lo was born, openly weeping in my hospital bed, nipples cracked and bleeding, exhausted from recovery of a 4th degree tear, and feeling like a complete failure because I couldn’t figure out how to feed my baby. Nurses and lactation specialists came...

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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Top 10 Reasons the ACLU Fights for Breastfeeding Rights

August 10, 2016
This post was originally published on the ACLU's site and is being cross posted here, with permission. A few weeks ago, a mom named Jessie Maher was breastfeeding her baby in the cafeteria of a Target store in Connecticut when a belligerent man approached and said she was “F*ing disgusting” and “...
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Breastfeeding Stories: An Office With a Window

August 8, 2016
Christina P. is from Washington State. This is her story... When Christina’s son was born in the summer of 2013, she was working full-time at a national pizza delivery company. Like most service industry employers, her company did not offer health insurance, sick pay, or maternity leave. Christina...
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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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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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Breastfeeding... What Breasts are Really For

August 1, 2016
Breasts are made to nourish our babies and help them grow, despite what pop culture tries to tell women, breastfeeding is what breasts are really for.
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#MilitaryMonday: Modernizing Our Military Parental Leave

August 1, 2016
Less than two years ago, I was blessed to become a mother. I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to have children. Like many military women, I waited to try. When I became a helicopter pilot, I was usually the only woman in all-male units—and in that highly competitive world I didn’t want to take any time...
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