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Travelling, Pumping & Working... Jessica Writes

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It is a great time to travel when your new bundle of joy is right in your arms, and breastfeeding because your baby is with you is really great!   Now, the hard part, if you are travelling and pumping and working?!! Our friend Jessica Shortall has writen an excellent book, part mom story, part 411, from her wild travel experiences working for TOMS (yes the famous shoe company).    You can buy her book at Amazon or many other places.    Here is the link to her info-graphic Below is the text of her info-graphic on breastfeeding + pumping...

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Affordable Care Act: Supporting breastfeeding mothers

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Affordable Care Act: Supporting breastfeeding mothers The ACA requires new private health insurance plans, including those available in the new health insurance marketplaces, to provide coverage for specified women’s preventive health services with no cost sharing (e.g., copayment, coinsurance, or deductible). Breastfeeding support, supplies and lactation counseling are one of these specified preventive services. I appreciate that it is covered under 'preventive services', because breastfeeding prevents disease! Why NOT breastfeed or use breastmilk banks? exerpt from National Confrence for State Legislators: Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act February 2014; material added June 30, 2014 The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a special...

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Health Awareness: Breastfeeding is challenging.

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Breastfeeding is challenging. Despite the many rewards and health benefits of breastfeeding, it can be challenging. For example: Being the sole source of nutrition for your infant is not always easy. Many nursing mothers have sore nipples, breast engorgement (very full breasts) when their “milk comes in”, and occasionally breast infections that require treatment with antibiotics. Some women have had breast surgery that can reduce the amount of human milk they produce. These women may have to feed their infants with formula in addition to the milk they produce. Breastfeeding can be stressful. For instance, a lack of support by...

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Health Awareness Campaigns: Breastfeeding is important for babies.

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Health Awareness Campaigns: Breastfeeding is important for babies. Breastfeeding has many positive benefits for moms and their babies and is the ideal method of feeding and nurturing infants. Human breast milk is the most complete form of nutrition for infants and protects them from a wide array of infections and other health problems. If you are thinking about breastfeeding, consider the following benefits both for you and your child. Breastfeeding is important for babies. Protects your baby from infection—even the milk produced during the first few days after birth is packed with antibodies that fight infection. Reduces your baby’s risk...

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