July 2009

I hope you all had a good Fourth of July Holiday. I'm looking forward to next month when we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. I'll write more about this in August but the Themes this year revolve around Breastfeeding in Emergency situations - with an earthquake in Salem County last week not such a far fetched though for South Jersey. The emergencies can be natural disasters Hurricanes, Tornados, Earthquakes or other types of disasters - person, financial, illness. Breastfeeding moms are prepared for anything!

Drop in Group is starting to take off. I would love to expand it to weekly in the Fall if there is enough interest, so come by and join us, this month July 10 or July 24th.

Enjoy the Summer Life ! - Karen

New on South Jersey Babies - Karen Blogs

Every time I tell my husband about an article I've read or something interesting I learned he says "you should blog about it". I finally decided to give it a try. So far there are three blog posts on South Jersey Babies.

Let's Nurture - Parents, especially mothers are judged all the time on how they care for their children. If we help them to breastfeed and parent successfully we will help all of our society, by giving parents the resources to raise healthy children.

Perseverance - Why do moms quit breastfeeding at the "drop of a hat", yet spend a life time working on improving their diet or exercising for better health. We hire personal trainers or buy expensive diet programs to help us find solutions but don't bother to hire a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) to keep breastfeeding going.

Listen to Your Heart - We are bombarded with advice as new parents, what we really need to do to achieve what is best for ourselves and our children is Listen to our Hearts.

Come and read, leave comments, suggest topics to inspire more posts or have a great thought you would like to blog on, contact me about being a guest blogger.

Class Highlights - For the Older Baby

While many of our classes focus on getting prepared to breastfeed and avoiding the pitfalls of early breastfeeding the classes I'm highlighting this month are for moms who have breastfeeding going well.

Our Breastfeeding when you need to Be Away from Baby class will help you learn how to keep breastfeeding if you are returning to a job or school. Different types of pumps and their uses will be discussed. Learn how to properly store and use expressed breast milk. A supportive care situation will make things smoother, learn how to find the best one for you. Learn about other gadgets and ideas to simplify your daily routines. Ideas for how to keep going on those tough days. So many times we hear from moms, I tried to pump and it didn't work but pumping like breastfeeding is a learned art and there are more things to know then turn on the pump, come and find out what.

Our other class for mom who are already successfully breastfeeding is called Transitions. Learn about solids, weaning, teething, night time parenting. You've heard lots of advice now hear what the experts recommend and how make the decisions that are right for your family.

For more information on these classes or any of our our classes go to our Breastfeeding Success Class Page.

Pregnancy Needn't Mean Hard Labor: Laboring Without The Labor Bed Cuts Need For Artificial Oxcytocin To Advance Slow Labors

Interesting article on how the labor environment impacts births.

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Another important story about unnecessary interference in birthing.

Low Levels of Amniotic Fluid No Risk To Normal Birth

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Head Up Study on Breech Birth

I received this request and thought I would pass it along. If you gave birth to a breech baby, or if your baby was breech at some point during pregnancy, we would like to invite you to participate in a research study. Please share this announcement with others who might be interested in participating.


Do you think Chiropractors only treat back pain?

The The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) has a page of articles on chiropractic and breastfeeding. Including a link to an article on epidurals and their effect on breastfeeding.

Visit the ICPA site to read all the articles.




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