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Support Breastfeeding

Posted by Sheena Sisemore on

Support Breastfeeding

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends that babies should breastfeed exclusively for the first 6 months and continue to breastfeed along with the introduction of appropriate solid foods for 1 year or longer. Healthy People 2020 Objectives set a target of 60.6% for breastfeeding at 6 months and 34.1% for breastfed babies at 1 year. We come in just under the 6 month target with a 57.6% rate and we have barely just exceeded the 1 year target with 35.9%. We also exceeded their target set at 81.9% for Ever breastfeeding with 83.2%. These rates vary across states and...

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Extended Breastfeeding...

Posted by Sheena Sisemore on

Extended Breastfeeding...

So yesterday, my youngest baby boy turned 18 months old. Guess what! We are still breast feeding! It's still only at bedtime & over night, every night & nap time when I am not working & we are together. But we are still going. Sometimes it is a little hard, just because he still does not sleep through the night. He wakes up 1 to 3 times every night & most times he wants the boob! Those nights when it is more than once, I do not get a lot of sleep. But, then again, I have not really gotten...

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Breastfeeding in Public

Posted by Sheena Sisemore on

Breastfeeding in Public

Picture this! You are grocery shopping with your husband and three sons. One of which is a 4 month old baby who is mostly breastfed and is not really liking a bottle yet. Baby starts to get fussy. He is hungry and he is letting you know the only way he knows how. You know his routine. He usually will feed for about 15 minutes then he is out like a light for about an hour. Not this time Mom! Y'all are in a public place and he is very curious about e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!! Still thinking that he will feed for...

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