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The country is one of the world's toughest places to be a mom.
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In some communities, colostrum, the yellow fluid that is a baby's first meal, is considered unclean.
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The cut-outs are hitting restaurants, stores and government buildings.
Breasts are sexualised at every turn. They bounce up and down reality television shows and pageants (granted, more often than not, the ones we see don't move), adorn magazine covers, sell lingerie to make bedroom fantasies come true and yet are still publicly rejected, shamed, and bullied when openly exposed in their most natural of states. I often wonder how we made it to the overly advertised earth of the 21st century and still can't publicly display our babies' favourite place to grab a quick snack.
The initiative is meant to normalize breastfeeding.
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I thank you sincerely for lifting the covers. I could have spent hiding in a fluorescent-lit nursing room, under an uncomfortable boob tent contraption or simply away from conversations and fun that I should be engaged in. Instead, I chose to enjoy this most nurturing of times with my darling girl out in the wild.
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The debate between formula feeding and breastfeeding is not one that is likely to be settled any time soon. For new parents, the decision might be automatic, easy, or devastating. There are no right or wrong reasons why a family might opt to introduce formula to their baby; every family is doing what is best for them.
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You might need antibiotics.
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Depressed mothers are at very high risk to stop breastfeeding by eight weeks postpartum. But this is because depression often negatively colours mothers' cognitive perceptions which interferes with their ability to accurately interpret their baby's cues.
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Promoting a breastfeeding culture should not be seen as an affront to women who, for whatever reason, choose to formula feed their babies. We live in a society where multiple approaches are respected. BFI does not advocate one size fits all, rather it advocates promoting the best evidence so everyone can make the most informed decisions about baby feeding.
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Whether you are breast- or bottle-feeding, knowing your baby's cues is an important step in ensuring your baby is getting enough to eat. Feeding on demand in the first weeks and months is an essential part of providing adequate nutrition for growth and development.
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"Breast is best, but follow with the bottle."
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Cause duh, moms are feeding little humans who can't take care of themselves.
Shortly after the incident the child was rushed to the hospital.