Moms’ Best Breastfeeding Advice from World Breastfeeding Week: Chris #WBW2015

This week Social Good Moms’ members will share their best breastfeeding advice. Today’s advice is from Chris. Follow her at chrisgharmon. Relax. Breastfeeding isn’t always easy at first (or maybe not even ever). Don’t let anyone else dictate it for you. Find a rhythm that works for you and your baby. And don’t let pressure from others (from any viewpoint) make you feel that you’re … Continue reading Moms’ Best Breastfeeding Advice from World Breastfeeding Week: Chris #WBW2015

Why Breastfeeding Matters to Babies and Mothers

This post was originally published today on the World Vision USA’s blog.

When I visit low- and middle-income countries like Ethiopia, Zambia, the Philippines, and Tanzania, I am always heartened by the number of mothers I see breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding for so many of these mothers is the best and most affordable way for them to nourish their babies. While every mother does not breastfeed to be sure, the sheer number of mothers I see breastfeeding at local clinics, while walking with their baby strapped to them or taking a break on a city bench, gives me hope.

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Moms’ Best Breastfeeding Advice for World Breastfeeding Week #WBW2015

This week Social Good Moms’ members will share their best breastfeeding advice. Today’s advice is from Alicia Vanatta. Follow her at @blogger4fun2011. Don’t give up just because people may not want you to breastfeed. I formula fed my first 2 children, and am 11 weeks in nursing my son. It’s a tough first month but once you make it past 2 – 3 weeks of … Continue reading Moms’ Best Breastfeeding Advice for World Breastfeeding Week #WBW2015

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Ebony #WBW2014

Today marks the end of World Breastfeeding Week, but we still have more breastfeeding stories to share after today. We believe that moms help fellow moms through personal stories. That’s why we will continue to share the breastfeeding experiences of new and experienced moms alike. No one wants to feel alone at 2 AM in the morning when you’re feeding your baby and hoping you’re … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Ebony #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Hope #WBW2014

One of the biggest concerns of breastfeeding mothers is whether or not they are producing enough breast milk for their babies. It’s a valid concern. Having a low milk supply can become an overwhelming frustration for mothers. Some turn to formula and others like Hope turn to pumping. When Hope didn’t think she was producing enough breast milk she decided to pump instead so she … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Hope #WBW2014

[Photos] B&W Historic Photos of Public #Breastfeeding in the US #WBW2014

Long ago in Internet years (about seven years ago) I was a staunch breastfeeding advocate and researcher (still am!). Back then I wanted to get to the bottom of why nursing in public was such a big issue in the United States. So, I started digging in the photo archives of the Library of Congress for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of hours and discovered … Continue reading [Photos] B&W Historic Photos of Public #Breastfeeding in the US #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Jennifer #WBW2014

If there is one thing that is certain about breastfeeding it’s this: breastfeeding for every mother is different. Some mothers experience breastfeeding without any issues and others have difficulty getting their babies to properly latch or have problems producing enough milk at first. That’s why we believe it is important to share the stories of fellow breastfeeding mothers. At 1 AM in the morning when … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Jennifer #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Bri #WBW2014

Even though some mothers want nothing more than to breastfeed their babies, sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise that make nursing difficult. In Bri’s breastfeeding story she discusses the issues she had when breastfeeding her first-born, Roree, and how breastfeeding eventually became easier and easier for her and her daughter. From the time she was 3 months old, until now, (she is a couple of weeks away … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for #WorldBreastfeeding Week: Bri #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Lauren #WBW2014

Lauren, who writes at the Milky Way, shares a beautiful story about loving her son and nursing him to feel a closer mother and son bond. Lauren is open and completely honest about new motherhood. We love Lauren’s breastfeeding story for its raw emotion that many fellow mothers will connect with. Read Lauren’s story, Why I Chose to Breastfeed. “I didn’t breastfeed to be better than anyone … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Lauren #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Alex #WBW2014

For World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7) we will share moms’ breastfeeding stories from around the world. If you would also like to share your story, get in touch at info@mombloggersforsocialgood.com. While there are many mothers who want to breastfeed and can think of no other way to feed their babies, sometimes there are unexpected breastfeeding challenges experienced by mom and baby. Alex, one … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Alex #WBW2014

Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Mimi #WBW2014

For World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7)  we will share moms’ breastfeeding stories from around the country. If you would also like to share your story, get in touch at info@mombloggersforsocialgood.com. We loved Mimi’s breastfeeding story and her advice for new breastfeeding moms! Read Mimi’s story at We Were Born With Boobs So Shouldn’t We Use Them? BREASTFEEDING FACT: Less than 50% of newborns are breastfed within … Continue reading Sharing Moms’ Stories for World Breastfeeding Week: Mimi #WBW2014