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?
Continuing from my last post, returning to work can complicate the goal of continued breastfeeding, but we can ease that tension with support. That support can come from a variety of places including the government in the form of legislation, employers through mandated or voluntary breastfeeding (family) friendly work policies, and social and educational efforts. … Continue reading More on the Workplace II
After my last post, I read a few recent articles about breastfeeding and the workplace. Returning to work still may act as an impediment to continued breastfeeding. So, how can we support mother's in this process? A two year study out of the University of Cape Town (UCT) showed that mothers with employers who supported … Continue reading More on the Workplace