Today begins Black Breastfeeding Week, an awareness event created to address the breastfeeding gap and share the distinct challenges and obstacles experienced within the African-American community. This year's theme is #BetOnBlack because, as the website describes, that's "how our families and those
Breast milk is the best first and exclusive food for babies for the first six months of life. Yet, despite this message having been widely shared across the United States, we still struggle as a nation to keep breastfeeding beyond the first few weeks and months. Let's take a look at the most recent
Earlier this year, Lamaze released the revised, 3rd edition version of our book, Giving Birth with Confidence. (You can check out our full review here.) Since it's release, we've been sharing little snapshots of what's inside -- you can view all the posts in this series here. Throughout the month,
I was all geared up and ready to breastfeed when I had my baby a year ago. While I was not necessarily excited about it, I knew that it was what I wanted for my baby. My personal goal was to exclusively breastfeed for one year and then switch the baby to whole milk. I read books, looked up article
On third babies and simplicity...
Simon is doing great. He is growing like a weed and by his 11th day had already surpassed his birth weight. Nursing has been the area in which I've felt the most comfortable, and I feel that we had a very good rhythm from the get go. Luckily, my milk came in on day