Are you wondering how you can best support a breastfeeding mom? Breastfeeding doesn't always come easy and support is essential in the early days of forming a breastfeeding relationship. Each baby is so unique and a mom's prior experience...
You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance? A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition. The Statistics with Breastfeeding...
Extended Breastfeeding Deserves Support When we talk about World Breastfeeding Week, we have to include extended breastfeeding in the discussion. This is such an important topic because if more women feel supported, then it’s more likely that they will have...
It was January of 2020, the middle of the pandemic, and I was still breastfeeding my 17-month-old daughter. This was my second go-round with breastfeeding. I weaned my older son at 14 months and it was easy. My daughter,...
Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to...
Need an amazing lactation cookie recipe? Here it is! We know breast milk is great nourishment for baby, but all those calories have to come from somewhere: mom’s diet! According to the Mayo Clinic, nursing moms need as much...
Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW was created in 2013 by three national breastfeeding advocates in response to 40+ years of a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. Since then, BBW has been celebrated throughout the nation with over 800 community...
Like so many others, I planned on exclusively breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my first child. I had seen my mom, aunts, cousins, and older sister nurse their children all my life, and without much thought, I knew...
Going back to work after having a baby is totally daunting. There are so many new things to keep track of, like daycare drop-off and pick-up times, what to pack for daycare, and making sure that the daycare providers...
It's the 9th year of Black Breastfeeding Week and we are grateful to speak with NyJa Carter to celebrate. This year, the theme is The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power. This week #BBW21 honors the need for...
Five years ago I became a mom for the first time. Like most parents, I had compiled a list of advice on breastfeeding. From classes at the Breastfeeding Center, to lotions and tips on how to produce more milk....
It's the 8th annual Black Breastfeeding Week, August 25 - 31, 2020! Here are the top five reasons why we need a week devoted to breastfeeding in the black community.  1. The high black infant mortality rate 2. High-rates of diet-related...
I’m curious. Have you tried breastfeeding in public? Or do you want to… and then stop yourself out of shame, fear, or insecurities about what people around you will think?  You’re not alone, Mama. These days, intense controversy surrounds breastfeeding and...
I Did A Photoshoot To Commemorate Weaning I was around 18-19 wks when I decided to do a breastfeeding photoshoot because weaning was on the horizon.  I can feel it.  It is instinctual.  This session is meant to be...

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Sure, the Air and Space Museum is one of DC’s most popular sites for tourists and locals alike. Its downtown location—and its sister site...