When I met my breast pump, I was on the rebound from a breastfeeding relationship that hadn’t turned out the way I hoped
We need a Black Breastfeeding Week and Women Who HaTo Go Back To Work At One Month Postpartum Because We Don't Offer Adequate Leave Week.
It's World Breastfeeding Week, a time for nursing moms post their favorite photos and share stories. And a week formula feeders demand equal representation.
There is a lot of inaccurate and misleading marketing of breast milk substitutes, and the FDA skips along its merry corrupt way in response.
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Watching Serena Williams’s difficult pregnancy, and health scares I saw her as a mere mortal for the first time in the documentary Serena And Me.
Leche Libre is bringing more body positivity in the fold of the brand with the world’s first ever plus-size line of edgy breastfeeding gear.
ICYMI: Ravishly recently hosted a Twitter chat all about infant feeding.
if I don’t identify with the moms I meet in real life, I definitely don’t identify with the parents I see portrayed in the media.
Parents — we’re the worst.
"Would I be in pain forever? Would my periods ever regulate? Will we be able to have more children? And would I be forced to have a hysterectomy like my mother?"
A quick google search revealed that fibroids are noncancerous uterine growths. They can grow very large, cause extreme pain, and often lead to the removal of the uterus, like they did in my mother's case.
There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women who are dealing with a multitude of other issues into choosing one style of feeding.
When the time came, I knew. I felt it in my gut, and in my body, each time my muscles tensed up at her request to nurse.