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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…

Breastfeeding (in public) on Base Hullabaloo

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Here we go again!  Breastfeeding in public and the military is in the news once more.  And this time it doesn’t even have anything to with the uniform.  It’s all about a woman’s right to breastfeed in public, on a military base. Three separate incidents have occurred over the past month or so at military…

10 New Year’s Resolutions for the AD Military Breastfeeding Mom

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It’s that time of the year when we look back at the past year that has flown by and see if we accomplished the goals or resolutions we set out for ourselves. This year I’m going to ask all of you who are pregnant or breastfeeding to perhaps set a different type of resolution, “Breastfeeding…

Babywearing in the Military

And no, I don’t mean wearing your baby in uniform! We all know how the military feels about breastfeeding in uniform, and I really don’t think that babywearing in uniform would go over much better. What I am talking about is wearing your baby when you are off-duty as a way to help you stay…

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