A local news station began working on a story about health insurance plans covering breast pumps for nursing mothers. Recently, there’s been some national discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its provisions for lactation supplies–the bill doesn’t specify what type of pump the insurance plans should provide.
I had no idea this was an . . . → Read More: Nursing On the News!
Have you seen the latest episode of Modern Family? The episode entitled “Best Men” features Gloria’s character answering the door, nursing baby Joe while signing for a package. No big deal, right? Who hasn’t answered the door with a baby on her boob? I thought the episode showed some promise!
And then I noticed . . . → Read More: Modern Family & Breastfeeding: Thumbs Down
We’ve got stamps commemorating all sorts of things, from Mark Twain to Mother Theresa to the Lone Ranger. Postage stamps are a pretty public item–what a great tool to raise awareness of breastfeeding! Lots of other countries have stamps.
Check out this one from Uganda:
Uganda had a postage stamp commemorating breastfeeding . . . → Read More: Would You Like to See Breastfeeding on a Postage Stamp?
Spoiler Alert for those who’ve not read A Feast for Crows or A Dance with Dragons
I think wet nursing is fascinating. I think about it a lot when I’m reading (or watching) the Game of Thrones series.
Sort of related aside: I also debate with my husband about the implications of Dany nursing . . . → Read More: Game of Thrones and the Modern Wet Nurse?
Libby Copeland recently wrote a round-up of historical parenting books for Slate.com. I found it fascinating!
As she mentions, some of the stuff just seems weird, like slathering babies in lard. Some of the other suggestions through the years we now know to be really harmful for babies. I was particularly struck by . . . → Read More: Bad Baby Advice Through the Ages
Dr. Nancy Brent, MD, IBCLC, pediatric hero
Our city is so lucky to have a Breastfeeding Center where moms can go to meet with both a lactation consultant and a pediatrician (who is also an IBCLC) to discuss questions, problems, successes, goals…anything related to breastfeeding. It’s a truly wonderful medical establishment. I’ve . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh IBCLC Named “Pediatric Hero”
I have a three-year-old and a five-month-old, so I’m a bit behind on my television watching. The other day, I finally got a chance to watch the series finale of Weeds and was surprised to see breastfeeding prominently featured in the show for a second time.
In season 5, Nancy Botwin . . . → Read More: Nursing on Weeds