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No, We Don't Need A World Formula Week

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.

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Consent Is Best: Let's Stop Shaming Mothers Into Breastfeeding

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When I first realized I wasn’t going to really breastfeed, I was determined that everyone knew why. We need to stop shaming mothers into breastfeeding.

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Why Do We Need Black Breastfeeding Week?

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When we see each other, we see ourselves. And when we see ourselves, we know we are strong and capable and worthy.

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What Do Mothers Around The Globe Know About Breastfeeding, That American Moms Don’t?   

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Science, as it turns out, is not the answer to everything — certainly not breastfeeding.

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I Supplemented Breast Milk With Formula For 18 Months — And You Can Too!

My daughter nursed (and was supplemented with formula, then milk) for 18 months, and when we weaned, it was because we were ready. Image: Lesly Juarez/Unsplash.

My daughter nursed (and was supplemented with formula, then milk) for 18 months, and when we weaned, it was because we were ready. After that first bottle, I should have realized that supplementing was great for both me and my daughter.

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Momsense: The App That's Revolutionizing Breastfeeding

Momsense is a revolutionary product, an app that takes the guesswork out of this whole situation. Image: bule/Pixabay.

With bottle feeding, you are able to fill the bottle with a very specific amount of formula or breast milk and are able to physically see how much Baby is taking at each feeding. With breastfeeding, that isn’t quite as easy. We know that they are eating, but we aren’t able to tell exactly how much — until now.

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I Force-Weaned My Child, And It Was Awful, For A While Anyway

I didn’t want to wean her for a lot of reasons, but the primary driving force was guilt.

She didn’t wean herself. There was no gradual decline in the frequency of nursing sessions, no mounting interest in outside activities, no moment of clarity in which she realized she didn’t need breastmilk. She would NEVER NOT NEED BREASTMILK. Breastmilk was the literal source of life for her.

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11 Things Your Labor Nurse Wants You To Know—But Probably Won't Tell You

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Chris Hemy: Nurse, Festival-Goer

Spotted at: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco

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The Good, Bad And Very, Very Ugly Of The Post-Birth Body

Don't worry, it's not THAT bad. (Credit: ThinkStock)

When you push a small human out of your body, things tend to get a little weird.

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