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The Energizing Role of Iron in a Woman's Health

The Energizing Role of Iron in a Woman's Health

August 10, 2018

Iron is a key component in producing a protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen from your lungs to every cell in your body. Iron gives you energy because it allows your tissues, muscles and cells to receive and absorb oxygen. With proper oxygenation and blood flow your muscles tire slower, your brain thinks faster and your stamina lasts longer.

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Preparing for Daycare When Breastfeeding

Preparing for Daycare When Breastfeeding

August 07, 2018

Your breastfeeding journey doesn’t have to end once your child goes to daycare. Many new mothers understand the benefits of continuing to breastfeed once they have returned to work. Read our tips for how to select a breastfeeding-friendly daycare, what questions to ask, and how to successfully transition into this new routine.

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World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Eye-Opening Statistics on the Global Impact of Breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week 2018: Eye-Opening Statistics on the Global Impact of Breastfeeding

July 30, 2018

Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a
fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and
children around the world. This World Breastfeeding Week Milkful wants to join hands to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the Foundation of Life!

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Tips for a Successful Transition Back to Work When Breastfeeding

Tips for a Successful Transition Back to Work When Breastfeeding

July 03, 2018

Going back to work soon but want to continue breastfeeding? It is totally possible! See our tips for preparing for this new routine, learn what the law grants you and see how to be more efficient when pumping at work.

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25 Terms Every Breastfeeding Woman Should Know

25 Terms Every Breastfeeding Woman Should Know

July 03, 2018

Feel more confident about breastfeeding by learning these 25 commonly used abbreviations or terms. 

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The Truth Behind 6 Common Breastfeeding Misconceptions

The Truth Behind 6 Common Breastfeeding Misconceptions

July 03, 2018

Discover the truth behind 6 of the most common breastfeeding misconceptions such as: You can't drink while breastfeeding. You have to either exclusively breastfeed or exclusively formula feed. If your milk doesn't come in at the hospital you have to supplement.

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The Benefits of Breastfeeding Past One Year

The Benefits of Breastfeeding Past One Year

July 03, 2018

Breastfeeding beyond infancy is recommended by many health organizations, as it provides nutritional benefits to the child and offers mothers long-term health benefits. Read what timeline is recommended and why extended breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child.

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#MomTalk: Surviving the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding

#MomTalk: Surviving the First Two Weeks of Breastfeeding

April 24, 2018

Today's #MomTalk comes from Sheryl K, a first-time mama to a baby boy. Read her recommendations for what products helped her survive the first two weeks of breastfeeding and why she recommends them to every new mom. 

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5 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant

5 Ways to Prepare for Breastfeeding While Pregnant

April 24, 2018

Pregnant and planning on breastfeeding? Here are 5 ways you can prepare yourself for breastfeeding before your baby is born. Strategies include learning breastfeeding positions, understanding your milk supply and buying necessary nursing gear. Feel prepared and confident!

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#MomTalk: Tales of Pumping at Work

#MomTalk: Tales of Pumping at Work

April 09, 2018

Today's #MomTalk comes from Christina Kuhl, a working mother of twins. Read her hilarious story of how one clip art cow has helped keep her privacy intact and her pumping schedule consistent.

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Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Part III

Q&A with a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant: Part III

April 08, 2018

Katie Pitts, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant from Sleep Wise Consulting answers common baby, toddler and child sleep questions from Milkful families.

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Words of Encouragement from Other Breastfeeding Mothers

Words of Encouragement from Other Breastfeeding Mothers

March 23, 2018

It takes a village. Even in an online community, we can still be a support system. Read some words of encouragement from fellow Milkful Mommas.

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