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Why Keep Infant Formula Marketing Out of Healthcare Facilities?

There are a number of common objections I hear from parents about the campaign to keep infant formula marketing out of health care facilities. Is this campaign is intended to make parents who use formula feel guilty? No! This message is directed at the infant formula manufacturers and the thousands of health care facilities that give […]

Breastfeeding: A Universal Language of Love

Have you ever wondered how to say “breastfeeding” in another language? Thanks to my wonderful Facebook fans, I have compiled a list of breastfeeding words from around the world.

KellyMom has a new Breastfeeding Support Directory

Do you need in-person breastfeeding help, or know a new mother who does? Check out KellyMom’s new Breastfeeding Support Directory! We have designed this directory to include both lactation consultants (IBCLCs) and other breastfeeding helpers, since some places do not have a board-certified lactation consultant within easy travel distance. Are you a breastfeeding professional or volunteer […]

Maternity Leave and Breastfeeding Rates

Here’s another interesting infographic that looks at both maternity leave and breastfeeding rates in some developed countries. There are a number of studies that show a positive correlation between length of maternity leave and breastfeeding rates, but it is hard to see major trends in this particular graphic. There are many variables that influence breastfeeding rates from country to country, and maternity leave is only one of them.

Universal paid maternity leave in the US: What would it cost?

There’s been a lot of discussion about paid maternity leave in the US. As part of having an informed discussion, an idea of the costs should be included since part of implementing universal maternity leave includes collecting the money. I tried to find an estimate of the cost online, and was unsuccessful. Therefore, I’m putting together my own estimate.

You Asked. They Answered. TIME's AP moms take your questions.

For their May 21 cover story about Dr. Bill Sears and attachment parenting (AP), TIME Magazine took many photographs of four mothers and their children. The moms who were photographed asked KellyMom for a chance to bust some of the misconceptions about the TIME article. Since any of these moms could have ended up as the cover model, we’re thrilled to include all of them in our Q&A session.

You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions (Question 2)

Part 2 of “You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions.”

You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions (Question 3)

Part 3 of “You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions.”

You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 4)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 5)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 6)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 7)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 8)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 9)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 10)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 11)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 12)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 13)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 14)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 15)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Question 16 - The End)

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You Asked. They Answered. TIME’s AP moms take your questions. (Full Article)

For their May 21 cover story about Dr. Bill Sears and attachment parenting (AP), TIME Magazine took many photographs of four mothers and their children. The moms who were photographed asked KellyMom for a chance to bust some of the misconceptions about the TIME article. Since any of these moms could have ended up as the cover model, we’re thrilled to include all of them in our Q&A session.

Milk vs. formula... under the microscope

We just got a digital camera attachment for our microscope, so what do you think I photographed first?

Meet our new logo!

Please join me in congratulating Keith Hanssen on creating the winning design!

Attachment Parenting Links

Attachment Parenting Links

Breastfeeding & Parenting Resources for Grandparents

Breastfeeding & Attachment Parenting Resources for Grandparents

Links: Making nursing clothing and more

Making nursing clothing and more

Links: Diaper-free babies

Diaper-free babies

Logo design contest entries

We’ve had some great entries for the logo design contest, so I wanted to showcase some of them here. I would like to thank the designers for all their hard work. It was really hard to choose a winner, but we will be announcing the winner soon!

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Useful breastfeeding resources that have come out recently…

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