babies, Breastfeeding, breastfeeding advice, Parenting

Black Breastfeeding Week: Interview With Calondra Tibbs

August 25-31, 2017, is the 5th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week! Q&A with Ms. Calondra Tibbs, MPH, Senior Advisor, Public Health Programs, National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Q1: Ms. Tibbs, its National Breastfeeding Month. Why is breastfeeding a public health priority? A1: Breastfeeding is a critical public health issue, as it is… Continue reading Black Breastfeeding Week: Interview With Calondra Tibbs

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Breastfeeding, breastfeeding advice, breastfeeding mamas, Maternity and Motherhood Monday, maternity wear, Parenting

A Pea In a Pod’s Swimwear and MilkMakers Cookies

While the summer is quickly drawing to a close there are still many days at the beach and the pool left before we have to officially put away our summer wear. A Pea in the Pod has you covered -- literally! Check out these fabulous one pieces, including the smocked maternity tankini swimsuit in navy. Plus,… Continue reading A Pea In a Pod’s Swimwear and MilkMakers Cookies

babies, Breastfeeding, breastfeeding advice, Parenting

Pacifiers Do Not Hinder Breastfeeding Sucess

Do you breastfeed and give your children a pacifier, or are you thinking about breastfeeding and wondering if you can use a pacifier? New research out of the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows that pacifier use does not hinder breastfeeding success at all. “Physicians, nurses and others who advise parents on infant care… Continue reading Pacifiers Do Not Hinder Breastfeeding Sucess

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WIC, physicians, black mothers and breastfeeding: an uncommon connection

Many of you may recall a post I wrote in late May entitled Ties That Bind: WIC and the Big Three. One mom, Ebony, posted a comment that left me itching for an answer. The following is Ebony's experience with WIC.All I could think while reading this post and the comments was, "Wow." I have… Continue reading WIC, physicians, black mothers and breastfeeding: an uncommon connection