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Jun. 7th, 2010 10:21 pm
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I was just wondering how many extended breastfeeders we have here? My youngest just turned two at the end of last month and this is the longest I've breastfed. I can see going till she's done, too, unless some upcoming and likely drastic life changes change that ability/availability.
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I've commented here at least once but thought I'd introduce myself. I'm a new Mommy to a 8 month old daughter. Breastfeeding was rocky for us in the beginning due to my daughter refusing to latch and I was starting to think I was going to have to pump and bottle feed my daughter. Thankfully a wonderful lactation consultant at the hospital helped my daughter and myself out. Now we're breastfeeding like pros. I haven't decided how long I want to continue but I do know I won't stop until she's at least 18 months. After that who knows.

So anyway hiya!


I'd also like to invite anyone interested to join my community for green families. You can find it at [community profile] eco_parent.


Note: If the invitation isn't okay let me know and I'll just edit it out.

Thanks!
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 Hope you'll all read the latest issue of Breastfeeding Matters. You can subscribe or buy single issues here http://www.lllgbbooks.co.uk/shopping/go_shopping/lllgb_magazines/

Breastfeeding Matters May/June 2009

In this issue: 
  • Three devoted dads offer a male perspective on breastfeeding.
  • Mums share tips on expressing milk by pump and by hand.
  • A mother relates her story of how she breastfeeds from only one breast and of continuing to breastfeed after returning to work.
  • An LLL Leader explains how she came to support breastfeeding mums.
  • Good news for the breastfed baby's grandparents.
  • Coping when dad is away.
  • How exclusive breastfeeding helps mothers to lose weight gained during pregnancy and  a statement on hypernatraemic dehydration and breastfeeding.
  •  

Snappies!

May. 4th, 2009 08:59 am
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[personal profile] ashley
These things are the BEST for storing breastmilk, I think. I only have two right now that I got free in my going home bag from the hospital, but I want to buy more really soon.

<3

By the way, hi [community profile] breastfeeding! I'm Ashley.
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 Date:  May 01, 2009

To:ILCA Members

RE:Swine Flu Outbreak

As the swine influenza A (H1N1) outbreak continues to escalate worldwide, the International Lactation Consultant Association urges International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other health care providers and breastfeeding support workers to heighten efforts to promote and support breastfeeding, particularly exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life, and continued breastfeeding for at least a year and beyond.

ILCA has distributed a press release about the importance of continued breastfeeding during the swine flu outbreak to major media outlets across the world, and encourages local ILCA members to distribute the release to your local media, as well. The release is available at the ILCA Press Room at: http://www.ilca.org/files/in_the_news/press_room/2009-04-28_PressRelease_SwineFlu.pdf

The Centers for Disease Control has today issued updated guidance for clinicians regarding breastfeeding during the swine flu outbreak, encouraging exclusive breastfeeding as a priority to enhance maternal antibodies to infants and to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory problems common with the swine flu. The CDC also recommends providing expressed breast milk to an infant who is too ill to feed directly at the breast. The CDC guidance is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/clinician_pregnant.htm

Because infants are at higher risk of complications from the swine flu (as well as seasonal flu) breastfeeding becomes even more important as a strategy for reducing infant illness and death. IBCLCs are in a unique position to alert families and health care providers about the importance of breastfeeding, how to protect breastfeeding in the first hour after birth, and to assist families with early concerns and continued breastfeeding. IBCLCs can also provide assistance in helping families with the use of breast pumps or acquiring donor human milk if needed for infants who are too ill to breastfeed.

ILCA also encourages all ILCA members to become and remain updated with CDC recommendations related to breastfeeding as more is learned about the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus. This will help you remain evidence-based in providing timely and accurate support to families and healthcare workers.

For more information, contact the ILCA Office at: info@ilca.org

Sincerely,

Cathy Carothers signature

Cathy Carothers, Director of Marketing
ILCA Board of Directors
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For anyone looking for any type of information and support on breastfeeding, there are various excellent online resources:

Kellymom   http://www.kellymom.com/index.html

Up to date evidence based research on all breastfeeding matters.  Search engine can be prickly, but in the main, the first stop for help and advice.  USA based.

The Birth Den  http://www.thebirthden.com/Newman.html

Collected articles and videos, mostly from Dr Jack Newman, who also contributes to Kellymom. 

La Leche League http://www.llli.org/

Has a vast resource pool of articles, particularly good for the more uncommon issues.  Also has country specific free to attend support meetings, with access to an book library at such meetings.  Quite a good search engine, but can take some thought in terms of types of answers laid out - articles versus personal experience etc  Main site also has question and answer forums.  Phoneline support in many countries - check main website for country specific details.

The Breastfeeding Network   http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/

UK based information and support resource.  Has excellent handouts to print on UK breastfeeeding safe prescriptions.  Also has a 24 hour information helpline.  0300 100 0210

Australian Breastfeeding Association  http://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/

Excellent online information.  Good search engine.  Also has question and answer forums, and phoneline.  1800 686 2 686

BreastfeedingBabies  http://www.youtube.com/user/BreastfeedingBabies

Youtube site that contains excellent latch videos etc.  Mostly Jack Newman's stuff, but some others interesting breastfeeding videos.  Every clip has extensive 'further help' and links to resources in the 'more info' box.

I'm sure others will add stuff!

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