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Non-profit Milk Banking in North America and the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa

Non-profit Milk Banking in North America and the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa

Donor human milk (DHM) is available from non-profit milk banks, for-profit companies and peer-to-peer milk sharing. The focus here is on non-profit milk banking in North America where the operational milk banks follow essential safety standards established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).

Learning to Trust My Body’s Birth & Breastfeeding Powers

Learning to Trust My Body’s Birth & Breastfeeding Powers

I never thought I would breastfeed my baby because I was not breastfed. I also never believed I could face birth. After all, pain as tiny as a paper cut drives me crazy! But all those assumptions began to change when a family friend who is a former La Leche League Leader gifted to me The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding when I was pregnant.

Breastfeeding and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Breastfeeding and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

As with any topic, I try to find the balance and work with the individual family. Breastfeeding can work and can be therapeutic while dealing with mood and anxiety disorders. It’s a matter of delving into the family dynamics and figuring out what is going to work; what is best for the situation.

Making Breastfeeding the Norm through The Breastfeeding Family-Friendly Community Designation (BFCD)

Making Breastfeeding the Norm through The Breastfeeding Family-Friendly Community Designation (BFCD)

by Donna Walls, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC, ANLC The Breastfeeding Family- Friendly Community Designation (BFCD) was developed as a request from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) to implement […]

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