This article is in honor of father's day. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. In this post, guest blogger and father of four Eric B. discusses the role he played to support his wife during her breastfeeding experiences.
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The Women's Hospital Lactation Department continues to make advancements that support breastfeeding families. This blog post introduces our newest product in our Great Beginnings Breast Boutique....pasteurized donor breast milk!
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Our blog contributor for this post is Features Editor for the Courier and Press, Abbey Doyle. Abbey has had numerous experience writing health stories about services of The Women's Hospital, but this time, it is her own story that she has chosen to share. She speaks to the heart of the matter; though she had a unique situation, she was persistent about skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding her son. With collaboration, cooperation and compromise, The Women's Hospital was able to be able to give her the patient experience she so desired, while keeping her and baby's safety at top-of-mind. Thank you Abbey for sharing your beautiful experience with us!
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Mom Misty is our blog contributor for this post. Here, she shares how first-hand experiences combined with education changed her perspective on breastfeeding. She discusses how she has breastfed her babies, and feels rewarded that she was able to provide them with the exact nutrition they need.
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This blog post is courtesy of Laura Lukens, M.Ed. Laura is an Infant Toddler Specialist for 4C of Southern Indiana. It is not easy for any mom to return to work after maternity leave. A breastfeeding mom also wants to make sure that the childcare is familiar with proper handling of breast milk and is comfortable with mom coming in to breastfeed baby when possible. Laura gives some tips to new moms in this piece and also discusses a training that is offered to area childcare providers.
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