Photo by Jordan Whitt on Unsplash Breast milk contains good bacteria that help the baby stay healthy by colonizing the baby's gut thereby building his or her immune system and preventing allergies among other benefits. Research shows that these good bacteria sourced from the mother influence many bodily processes and functions including the mother’s breast health. Up to … Continue reading Mastitis and… Probiotics?
How can you help support a breastfeeding mom? 1. Let her know you value her efforts. Often simple gestures and statements of support go a long way. 2. Help manage visitors. Sometimes visitors can feel overwhelming. Sometimes the unwanted comments and advice can feel overwhelming. Help manage the number of visitors, length of visit, and … Continue reading Support
I recently read an article about a paramedic in Arizona who was awarded $3.8 million by a jury as a result of a lawsuit she filed against her employer, the City of Tuscon Fire Department, for failing to provide her with a place to pump breast milk and retaliating against her after she complained. The … Continue reading Break Time For Nursing Mothers