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Winter blahs?  Try these herbal scents.

It’s been a long winter in many areas of the country.  And it’s prime season for the winter blahs - fatigue, lack of motivation, and poor mood.But there’s good news: the scent of herbs may help lift your spirits.  Scents can be powerful mood changers, stimulating many regions of the brain and influencing emotional, immune, and hormonal… Continue Reading >




African American moms and breastfeeding:  A podcast interview with Kathi Barber

African American women have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the U.S.  But it wasn’t always that way.In this podcast interview, Kathi Barber, author of The Black Woman’s Guide to Breastfeeding and Lactation Management: Strategies for Working with African American Moms, discusses the history of breastfeeding in the black community, from… Continue Reading >




Common breastfeeding concerns?  There's an app for that.

Pain.  Milk supply worries.  Sleep (and lack thereof).  A fussy baby.  Pumping.These are common concerns during breastfeeding, and they’re perennial hot topics at breastfeeding and new mom support groups.  Of course, there are many books that cover these issues, too.But what if you want quick, reliable information from a trusted source… Continue Reading >




Ten important ways partners can support breastfeeding moms

Support from partners can make breastfeeding go much more smoothly for nursing moms.  But some partners find themselves feeling unsure how to help and sometimes a bit left out.Here are ten important ways partners can help make breastfeeding a good experience for the whole family:Learn about breastfeeding.  During pregnancy, attending a… Continue Reading >