Category Archives: Breastfeeding and Pumping

9 Essential Items Every Breastfeeding Mother Needs

When I was pregnant with my first child, I remember all the doctors and nurses going on and on about the benefits of breastfeeding.  One benefit that would always come up was that breastfeeding was free and would save you more money compared to formula.  While this is true since all you really need to…

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Angele is a wife to a wonderful creative husband, mother to two beautiful intelligent daughters and lover of art, education and laughter. She is the creator and author of ABC remix

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Actress Yaya DaCosta Posts Gorgeous Breastfeeding Pics to #NormalizeNursing

I post about Yaya alot on my hair blog (because, I mean, just look at her hair!) but it’s so cool that she’s also a black breastfeeding mama ? A few weeks back Ashley Nicole, a model and wife of pro-football player Philip Wheeler posted this beautiful breastfeeding photo with the caption Was on the…

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Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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3 Ways Pregnant Women Can Prepare for Breastfeeding

By Alicia Barnes, liciabobesha.com Knowing all of the benefits*  for mother and baby, many women are motivated to succeed but don’t know how best to help themselves. As an accredited breastfeeding educator, I find that many mothers make the same devastating mistakes. Here are my three best tips to avoid and overcome the most common…

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Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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How Breastfeeding Redesigned My Wardrobe

I was determined to breastfeed my baby from way before I seriously thought about being a mother. I just knew it was the right thing to do and that it was high on my list of ‘parenting priorities’. But, even with all the articles I read about the benefits (to mother and baby), the video…

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About Didan Ashanta

Didan Ashanta is the author of "Jamaican Green Smoothies" and a LifeDesigner who blogs about eating your way to vibrant health at DidanAshanta.com. A native of Jamaica, she currently lives in the Tokyo, Japan with her husband and 3-yr-old daughter.

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True Life: My Family AND My Lactation Consultant Discouraged Me from Breastfeeding

By Didan Ashanta I gave birth in the maternity unit of a private hospital – the same one that I was born in exactly 30 years and 16 days before. The hospital’s website proclaims that it “is recognized as a ‘Baby-Friendly’ hospital”. This means that the hospital practises all ten steps to successful breast-feeding as established…

Didan Ashanta

About Didan Ashanta

Didan Ashanta is the author of "Jamaican Green Smoothies" and a LifeDesigner who blogs about eating your way to vibrant health at DidanAshanta.com. A native of Jamaica, she currently lives in the Tokyo, Japan with her husband and 3-yr-old daughter.

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4 Tips for Successful Pumping

By Alicia Barnes of LiciaBobesha.com Most mothers in the U.S. work outside the home, which means if they’re breastfeeding, they’re probably pumping. When I was about to return to work, I was intimidated by pumping. I knew that pumping wasn’t as efficient as the baby. I knew that pumping instead of nursing my baby directly could…

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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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Breastfeeding Mommies: Share Your Advice!

Research continues to show how beneficial breastfeeding is. But many new moms continue to be flabbergasted or stumped by the challenges that breastfeeding presents. So I figured that we could share our stories to help and support each other. If you are or were a breastfeeding mommy, answer these questions in the comment box. 1….

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About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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