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Celebrating Breastfeeding Support in the Military this 4th of July!

There is much to celebrate this 4th of July if you are a breastfeeding mom serving in the military. There have been a number of amazing changes in policy that offer more support for breastfeeding, and motherhood in general in the military, than any other time in the past decade. Keep in mind though that…

Breastfeeding Support on Father’s Day

Thanks to Jarold ‘Tom’ Johnston, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, LTC(R), AN, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC for this guest post on the BFinCB Blog about how fathers can provide breastfeeding support just in time for Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to all of the supportive and loving fathers. Every year breastfeeding support pages abound with helpful advice…

Your Top 20 TRICARE Lactation Policy Questions Answered

If you are in the military or know someone in the military, you’ve probably heard the rumors swirling around about TRICARE finally offering breast pumps, supplies and lactation counseling.  The rumors are true and last week I wrote a post about the Updated TRICARE Lactation Policy and was immediately inundated with numerous questions and comments on…

Powerful Photo of Airman Breastfeeding Shows Us What Motherhood in the Military Looks Like

This photo is more than just that of a mother breastfeeding her child. This photo is more than just that of a member of the Air Force Reserves breastfeeding her toddler in uniform. This is a photo that shows us what motherhood in the military looks like. This photo shows us a mother who is…

Milk-Sharing in the Military: What You Need to Know

For mothers serving in the military, milk sharing is a very real need. Due to the many challenges inherent in serving in the military, such as a lack of place and time to pump, military mothers often have low milk supply issues and must either resort to giving their babies formula or find human milk…

TRICARE and Breastpumps: What is Covered and What Isn’t

This website receives numerous emails and messages regarding Tricare coverage of breast pumps on a daily basis.  There is a lot of confusion and many questions surrounding this topic.  Does Tricare cover breast pumps? If so, what kind of breast pump? Does Tricare cover breast pumps for active duty mothers or only for spouses? Does…

Happy IBCLC Day 2014 – Or Why IBCLCs are Important for AD Military Moms

Every year in March we celebrate IBCLC Day, this year it is March 5th and the theme is “How Has Your IBCLC Helped You?” When a mom has a question about breastfeeding, she usually turns to her family or friends first. However, if she is serving in the military, far from family and friends and is…

Participate in Study of Breastfeeding Support in the Military

“Thanks to everyone who participated in the survey for Active Duty Women’s Perceptions of Breastfeeding Support in the Military Setting”. There was an impressive response rate from all branches of the military and the results will not only help with the completion of my doctoral capstone project, but hopefully guide future breastfeeding policies and programs throughout…

Staying Connected—Online Breastfeeding Support for AD Military Moms

Welcome to the World Breastfeeding 2013 Blog Carnival cohosted by NursingFreedom.org and The San Diego Breastfeeding Center! This post was written for inclusion in the WBW 2013 Blog Carnival. Our participants will be writing and sharing their stories about community support and normalizing breastfeeding all week long. Find more participating sites in the list at…

The Carrying On Project

Last year, during International Babywearing Month, I posted about babywearing in the military.  That post covered the reasons to do so, the benefits to active duty moms and babies, types of carriers and ways to wear your baby safely.  This month is National Military Appreciation Month, and in honor of all of our military moms out there…

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