We hear all the time about how great the dads in our lives are, but this is the first time we’ve had a dad on a blog post! What were we thinking??? Partners who support breastfeeding not only make Mom’s life easier, they ensure the very best nutrition for their little one and a lifetime of better health. (Thanks to Giovanni for being our inaugural … Continue reading Breastfeeding from a Dad’s Perspective
10 WAYS BREASTFEEDING AND SEX ARE SIMILAR….say, what?!?! 10. You get very little practical guidance from your mother about how to do it properly. 9. It is not enjoyable in the beginning. 8. In fact, it is usually painful which makes you happy that it doesn’t last long. 7. You should probably take a class or have a conversation with an expert before your first time. 6. … Continue reading 10 Ways Breastfeeding and Sex are Similar
Over 17,000 individuals have connected to Breastfeed Chicago through our highly active Facebook group. It was through this group, as far back as 2012, that we first started hearing about problems with the way insurance companies were reimbursing for the comprehensive breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling that were part of the ACA’s expansion of Women’s Preventative Services. We continue to hear about those issues 3 … Continue reading ADVOCACY UPDATE: Sign on to tell IL Dept of Insurance that insurance companies are violating ACA
“Best friends are masters at one thing: telling it like it is. If you are lucky enough to have someone like this in your life then they can be your biggest supporter and critic at the same time. Your best friend is the first phone call when you need to process. Your best friend is a fan of everything you do, even when everyone else … Continue reading 5 Things Your Best Friend Would Tell You About Breastfeeding
The moment I see the article pop up on my newsfeed, my heart stops a little. My blood pressure rises. My heartbeat quickens. The anti-breastfeeding article. You’ve seen them. Some of you have shared them. There may be one flaming up the feeds this week. Whether they’re written by journalists or moms or so-called “experts,” they can be really confusing. They try to turn everything … Continue reading The Anatomy of an Anti-Breastfeeding Article
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! “Let’s Make It Work!” (originally posted in and shared with permission from Mesa Birth) August 3, 2015 You might have seen a lot of posts of photos of nursing moms celebrating World Breastfeeding Week — but what the heck is it? World Breastfeeding Week has been around since 1991 when WABA (the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) organized the event as “one … Continue reading Happy World Breastfeeding Week! “Let’s Make It Work!”
Maybe. Did you know that the Affordable Care Act requires non-grandfathered insurance plans to cover lactation services and pumps? Yup. Awesome, right? Problem is, some insurance companies are not following either the spirit or letter of the law. Great news, the smart, savvy ladies over at Breastfeed Chicago have been working on this issue for a while, and we’ve got a whole mess of info … Continue reading Is Your Insurance Company Failing You?
Change your Amazon Smile recipient to Breastfeed Chicago!!! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-2844019 And thanks! Continue reading Easy Way to Support Breastfeed Chicago
Mamas! It’s not often that we get the chance to band together and help to protect our fellow moms – pregnant moms who are forced to work without accommodations like stools, water bottles and modified tasks. No one should have to choose between supporting their family and maintaining a healthy pregnancy. What is the Act? The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a bi-partisan effort that … Continue reading Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!
Dear Labor and Delivery Nurse, My clients want to breastfeed–thanks for helping to make that happen! Whether they are planning a water birth or a scheduled Cesarean birth, we’ve talked in our prenatal visits about how their choices in birth will impact breastfeeding. They have carefully considered some preferences for the birth that were made with immediate and exclusive breastfeeding in mind. Thank … Continue reading Dear Labor and Delivery Nurse…