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by Kate Kahn -

After several years of writing these blogs, one thing is clear:  whether women want to breastfeed, or whether they choose formula, everyone just wants to be a good mother.  Sometimes, in the zeal to increase breastfeeding rates, those who can't, or choose not to, are vilified by others, so quick to pass judgment without understanding...

by Kate Kahn -

Whether your breastfeeding or using formula there can be challenges.  Sometimes it's hard to read the signs.  So, below are some tips for both ways of feeding your baby.

If you're breastfeeding:

--Put the baby to your breast as early as you can after the delivery.

--It's a good idea to try and nurse the baby before...

by Kate Kahn -

We're right around the corner of change when it comes to our insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Many people will switch to the federal exchange or their state exchange.  There's good news for those looking for lactation support, but you have to ask the right questions.

The ACA does require health plans to...

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I read a lot of mom blogs and what's abundantly clear is there's one common issue no matter the age of your child.  It's the issue of eating.  When you have a baby, you're faced with the decision of how you're going to feed him or her---breastfeeding, formula, or both.  You make your decision and see if it works. ...

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I was looking through some of the recent comments I've gotten on this blog and one, in particular struck me and it's a subject I haven't blogged about for quite a while.  It's the issue of losing your pregnancy weight gain---a touchy subject!  It's especially thrown in our faces when we see celebrities back to their bare bones within...

by Kate Kahn -

I don't know how many moms-to-be know exactly how they are going to feed their baby before giving birth, but I'm virtually sure many find themselves in a situation they didn't expect to be in, after the bay's born.  Sometimes life is unpredictable and that's the case as soon as your precious little one comes into your world.  Suddenly...

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When a mother-to-be enters the maternity ward to deliver her child she has every right to expect that she'll be supported in every way.  After all, hospitals strive to make a person's life better.  For that reason it seems only right that when a mom is in the hospital waiting to give birth, one of the keys to supporting her would be...

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Sometimes there literally just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done.  Any mom will relate to this--especially if you have more than one child and even more-so if you work a job on top of that.  Reality check time: being a mother is one of the hardest jobs in the world with more at stake than anything else.  But...

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Donating breast milk is a great thing to do.  It's a generous offering by those who can produce it.  And for those who need it, it really is like liquid gold.  But buying donated milk online doesn't come without some concerns.  A new study in the journal, Pediatrics, found there's reason you should be buyer beware. The...

by Kate Kahn -

Well, it's a couple days before Thanksgiving, which I always like to use as an opportunity to write about things we can be thankful for and things we can work on. 

If you're a mother you will know how I feel when I say the greatest gift I've ever received are my children.  I look at them in amazement because, now teens, it...