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Breastfeed for your baby, as well as for your heart and liver

Talking about the benefits of breastfeeding, we often think of how it keeps our babies healthy, including offering excellent nutrition and stronger immune systems. But two new studies proved that babies aren’t the only ones benefiting: Nursing also appears to provide health benefits for moms. One research found that breastfeeding helps the mother’s heart—that is, beyond

2019-01-15T16:08:30+00:00

Meet Nicole Trottier

Nicole Trottier, Vice President 1. What does breastfeeding mean to you? Breastfeeding to me goes beyond the mother infant bond, it’s an opportunity to end many disparities and bring equity in health across all socio economic and racially diverse communities. By working to provide support for and promotion of breastfeeding for ALL regardless of race,

2019-01-01T22:49:35+00:00

Meet Kim Speckhahn

1.  What does breastfeeding mean to you? A better question might be, what doesn't it mean? Really, it means to me many things from being a beautiful and empowering means of nurturing my child to reclaiming a lost birthright and rite of passage of motherhood that has been systematically devalued at great familial and cultural expense. I'm glad

2018-12-14T15:07:18+00:00

Tips for Breastfeeding Through the Holidays

Breastfeeding through the holidays can be tricky for new moms. We all heard about “holiday weaning,” which means accidentally nursing less often due to traveling, busy holiday schedules, or surrounding by groups of family and friends. And by doing so, moms often inadvertently decrease their milk supply, and maybe even ending the breastfeeding relationship altogether.

2018-11-29T10:13:58+00:00

How Breastfeeding Supports School Success

Dia Michels, the author of Milk, Money & Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding believes that breastfeeding, talking, and touch in infancy all support school success. “In the wild, the day the child weans is the day s/he walks. Childhood and lactation are one-and-the-same,” she wrote. “Everything the young need to know to travel

2018-11-15T11:13:16+00:00

Meet Nancy Saavedra

2019-2021 President of SDCBC What does breastfeeding mean to you? When I started my public health career, my interest began with childhood nutrition and obesity prevention. Naturally my path led me to breastfeeding, one of the most effective measures to prevent diseases among mothers and their infants. I think many of us who aren’t breastfeeding experts

2018-11-01T07:58:25+00:00

U.S. Airports Are About to Become A Better Place for Breastfeeding Mothers

Great news for 8 in 10 new mothers in the United States breastfeed their babies (CDC, 2016): Breastfeeding or pumping at the airports is getting easier! The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill signed recently includes the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, which requires all large and medium hub airports to provide a private, non-bathroom space

2018-11-06T10:46:10+00:00

Meet Abigail Carandang

Abigail's passion for breastfeeding sparked during her experience with her now four month old daughter, Rylee. But the subject of breastfeeding was not uncommon in her life before that. "Breastfeeding has always been the norm in my life. Both of my older sisters breastfed their children--one until age one and the other, my godson, still

2018-10-29T12:34:27+00:00