Cluster feeding can be confusing for new moms, but no reason to worry
Breastfeeding is good and important - but it can also be exhausting, particularly if your baby suddenly wants milk every hour or half-hour.Many moms might even start to worry that their breast milk might not be sufficient. But what's known as cluster feeding - repeated breastfeeding - is no cause for concern."It's normal in the first few days or weeks for the baby to need a sort of multi-course meal over several hours," says Maria Flothkoetter, who heads a Germany-based network called Gesund ins Leben, which translates as "Healthy into Life."It's key that parents identify that this is what's g...
Commentary: Black moms need breastfeeding equality
Breastfeeding is foundational to good health and has been scientifically proven to be the best way to nourish babies, but the opportunity to successfully and consistently breastfeed isn’t available to all mothers.Black mothers, in particular, are disproportionately impacted by breastfeeding inequality. That’s why lactation activists and professionals have created Black Breastfeeding Week, an advocacy campaign spanning the final week of August.The event, which was the brainchild of Kimberly Seals Allers, focuses on five ways in which Black mothers and babies are underserved by typical breastfee...
Tribune News Service
DOH TELLS MOMS WITH COVID-19 TO CONTINUE BREASTFEEDING KIDS
As the pandemic continues to affect the lives of many Filipinos, mothers, even those with suspected or confirmed Covid-19, are encouraged to continue breastfeeding.“Breastfeeding is the most complete and sustainable nutrition for the first six months of life, with continued benefits when done with complementary feeding for older infants and children. In this pandemic, mothers should not be worried about breastfeeding, as long as proper infection prevention and control [IPC] measures are observed,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said as he observed Breastfeeding Awareness Month.Duque a...
The zero-waste, immune-boosting superfood that protects lives and the planet
By Liz ThomasImagine if I told you there was a superfood that adjusted to the needs of people as they consumed it, aiding mental and physical development. A product with immune-boosting qualities so broad and powerful that researchers are investigating its potential for treating Covid-19.What if I also told you it could be produced anywhere, with a carbon neutral footprint, in zero waste packaging. That is portable and durable. And investing in it would not only save lives and improve the well-being of millions, but could benefit economies, cut healthcare costs, as well as helping the internat...
Hong Kong Free Press
Ashley Graham Shares Photos Of Her Breastfeeding Son, Stirs Controversy
Plus-size model and new mom Ashley Graham took to her Instagram to share some candid photos of her breastfeeding her son. View this post on Instagram ☕️&🥛 A post shared by A S H L E Y G R A H A M (@ashleygraham) on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:43pm PST In the photos, Graham […]