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Carissa Hawkins is the Communications Coordinator at the Indiana Mother's Milk Bank and our guest blogger for this post. This article focuses on what breast milk can do to save lives, especially in the cases of the tiniest and most fragile infants. April is Evansville's March of Dimes March for Babies. It is during this time that we are focused on raising awareness of the efforts being made to help get our preemies and ill infants (who need special care in the NICU) healthy and home.

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Posted: 4/15/2014 4:04:20 PM by Julia Baumeyer | with 0 comments




The answer to this question is yes. It is possible for an adoptive mother to breastfeed her baby. Many moms preparing to adopt may just assume the opposite. We want those who have the desire to breastfeed know and hear that women have not only done so but been successful. The Lactation Nurses at The Women's Hospital are experienced in helping those moms and have been witness to sucess stories. Lisa Bell, RN and IBCLC at The Women's Hospital helps us to understand more in this week's blog article. 

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Posted: 3/6/2014 10:33:14 AM by Julia Baumeyer | with 0 comments


Meet Melanie - a young mother of this beautiful, active and healthy 8-month old baby girl! In this week's blog post, Melanie shares her breastfeeding journey and reminds moms whether they work or not to not get discouraged and continue to strive for your breastfeeding goals! She also reminds us to seek out help when we need it.


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Posted: 1/30/2014 8:50:39 AM by Julia Baumeyer | with 0 comments



Meet Rachael and Madelyn. Rachael shares her story of becoming a mother at a young age and her decision to breastfeed her baby.

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Posted: 1/23/2014 4:31:28 PM by Julia Baumeyer | with 0 comments


This is our first post for 2014 on The Women's Hospital's Breastfeeding Connection. Many readers have been anxiously awaiting part two of Haley's story. It is below and it was well worth the wait. Haley is sharing this beautiful story of her family's journey of loss and new life and how she was able to help other little lives by donating breast milk. This young mother is a true inspiration!

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Posted: 1/16/2014 5:06:25 PM by Julia Baumeyer | with 0 comments