Tag Archive: military

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…

Combat Medic Is On A Mission to Support Breastfeeding

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This is Keyana’s story.  She is a breastfeeding mother in combat boots, and is on a mission to make sure that military women are successful and beat the Booby Traps© that keep them from reaching their breastfeeding goals. Keyana is a combat veteran who earned a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge as an E-5…

National Breastfeeding Month and the Military

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August was National Breastfeeding Month here in the United States, and while many celebrations were taking place across the country to bring awareness to the importance of breastfeeding, I’d like to bring your attention to what one overseas military base does every year to support it’s active duty moms.   I was asked to go…

Happy Birthday Army…Now Where’s Your Breastfeeding Policy??

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While the Army celebrates it’s 237th birthday today, and makes a case for being ARMY STRONG, I have to ask where their breastfeeding policy is.  Birthdays occur but once a year, however each time a baby is born, there is a good chance that it will be breastfed, and that includes those babies born to…