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World Breastfeeding Week: Hope & Frustration

It was World Breastfeeding Week last week.World Breastfeeding Week was created to encourage global organizations and community organizations work together to improve sustainable development through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. I meant to post something last week but got busy helping babies with breastfeeding and watching and reading of all the posts and memes related to…
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Nurturing for Those with a New Baby

Congratulations on the arrival of your new child! As a new parent, your body, heart and mind are undergoing changes. If you gave birth to a baby, your body just grew a human and is now healing after releasing the baby and placenta. For any parent, your heart is growing as you get to know your new child. Your mind is changing with your new sleep rhythms, new role, new information, new identity and…
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Dad vs. Nurse: Advocacy in the Labor Room (part two)

 If you haven’t already, please read DAD VS NURSE: Advocacy in the labor room, Part 1In part 1 of this blog, I discussed factors that influence the relationship between a partner (especially a male partner) and a labor nurse. I also discussed why some approaches and gender dynamics can create a defensive and adversarial relationship between dad and nurse when a dad is attempting to…
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