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“An Uplifting WIC Experience” is a guest post submitted to me via e-mail. If you would like to contribute a post to WIC woes, feel free to contact me about guest posting. We’d all love to be encouraged by your stories!
I found your blog not too long ago and I really enjoy it. I wanted to share a very uplifting experience I had at a WIC clinic recently that lifted the gloom from being there a bit. continue reading »
The bulk of both formula and breast milk is a protein source, a fat source, and a carbohydrate source. Formula and breast milk certainly contain other nutritional things such as vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, probiotics, etc. But the bulk of the liquid is fats, proteins, and carbs. These are essential not just to be healthy but to survive. As much as formula and breast milk are similar, there’s at least one major difference. continue reading »
I saw this news clip about a teacher who pumps the other day. I don’t know if she was really fired because of nursing or some other reason. But I do know that taking a 20 minute pumping break every 3 hours isn’t always convenient nor even possible in many jobs. continue reading »
ABC news recently wrote an article about how hospitals are not giving enough breastfeeding support. If you’ve ever breastfed, even if just for one day, I’d like to know your experiences. continue reading »
I know many of my readers did or are formula feeding. I’ve posted before about how our society often makes breastfeeding a very difficult task. I’m not surprised at the low breastfeeding rates because I see how difficult hospital practices, the medical community, employers, and even family can make breastfeeding a challenge. continue reading »