Tag Archives: why breastfeed

Breastfeeding Is Risky Business

Katie Graham Anderson So we all know the benefits of breastfeeding. Let’s talk about the risks, shall we? 1. Risk of a harassment from perfect strangers. Often with sexual overtones. 2. The violation of the right to breastfeed where ever a woman might lawfully be by an employee of a given establishment, including being asked to cover up, asked to …

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What I Want to Say to Breastfeeding Mothers

We’ve all heard that breast is best for our babies, but the reality of breastfeeding can be much more difficult than this pithy expression can overcome. When I got pregnant, there was no question that I was going to breastfeed. I didn’t know quite what the experience would be like, but the reality was nothing at all like what I …

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Does breastfeeding cause cavities?

Ask Anne… Question: I’m concerned about my nine month old baby nursing to sleep and during the night because I’m afraid that the milk will pool in her mouth and cause cavities and gum disease. It seems like such a natural thing to me to nurse to her sleep. Does breastfeeding cause cavities? Answer: There is no evidence that breastfeeding during …

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What Breastfeeding a 4 Year Old Really Looks Like

Often times when people hear that a mother is nursing her four year old, they equate it with nursing a newborn,  but that’s not what breastfeeding a 4 year old really looks like.  Weaning is a process that naturally takes years.  What this looks like in real life is a gradual decrease in both frequency and duration of breastfeeding. I …

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How can I schedule feedings for my nursing baby?

Ask Anne… I’m trying to figure out how I can schedule feedings for my nursing baby. He’s five months old, and just started two servings of rice cereal per day.  He used to nurse every 2-3 hours, then changed for a few days to every 3 hours, but now it is hard to guess when he’ll eat. Shouldn’t this be easier? …

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How do I become a lactation consultant?

Ask Anne… Question: My daughter is now 19 months old and still nursing all the time. I don’t have any plans to stop nursing her at the moment, especially since she doesn’t seem to have any plans to wean herself any time soon! Anyway, my question is more geared towards becoming a lactation consultant. I’ve given it a lot of …

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About Me

Women somehow managed to nurse their babies for millions  of years before the internet came along. Now, when you Google “breastfeeding”, thousands of breastfeeding sites will pop up. Unfortunately, lots of the breastfeeding information out there is crap, even some provided by so called ‘professionals’. Surfing the net and trying to sort through all the misinformation, conflicting advice, and sales …

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