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Note: This week is National Breastfeeding Week. We celebrate, support, and honor all ways moms choose to feed and nourish their children. 1. Don’t be judgy, be kind. We are all on our own personal journeys and doing our best, and...
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Note: This week is National Breastfeeding Week. We celebrate, support, and honor all ways moms choose to feed and nourish their children. At almost nine months pregnant, I decided I would give breastfeeding a shot. Breast is best after all,...
Since this is World Breastfeeding Week, let’s take a moment to reflect that in other parts of the world, nursing without a cover wouldn’t even be a debate.
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