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Back to Work: Breastfeeding Guide

By Adrienne Koznek, IBCLC I recently held a webinar about breastfeeding and returning to work outside the home. So many families have to juggle breastfeeding, pumping, storing, and giving breast milk to their babies sooner than they would like. My hope is that by having information and support, families can continue their breastfeeding relationship while going to work or school. [caption id="attachment_3995" align="aligncenter" width="683"] It's like they know us. Everyone is happy and working with baby is fun.[/caption] The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for at least 6 months, then introducing appropriate solid foods while continuing to breastfeed for 2 years or beyond. Unfortunately, in the United States breastfeeding rates drop significantly at 3 months. According to the CDC’s breastfeeding report card, 81.1% of babies start out...

Why IBCLC?

By Adrienne Koznek, IBCLC Whenever I tell someone about my job, they always ask me “what made you decide to get into that?”  My answer is simple: My personal breastfeeding journey started out rocky, to say the least - and I wanted to do something to make sure other families don’t have to go through what I went through. [caption id="attachment_3711" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] They look so peaceful even when things are super hard.[/caption] How did I become an IBCLC?  I completed the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) pathway 2 program (https://iblce.org/certify/pathways/).  I completed more than 90 hours of lactation-specific education, in addition to 14 health and science courses (anatomy & physiology, and nutrition, among others). Possibly most importantly, I completed more than 300 hours of clinical...

You’re siiiiiick: Cold and flu prevention for everyone

by: Stacie Wolfe, ND You wake up and know the score immediately. Your body is tired and crabby. Your head feels so packed full of mucus that you can barely breathe, which is rad considering that between struggles to suck oxygen in through your one semi-functional nostril you are coughing yourself in half. One eye is inexplicably watering and you can't do anything but whine for someone, anyone, to come feel sorry for you. Oh my dear reader, you have the cold or flu. Bummer. Both the common cold and influenza are transmitted from person to person via respiratory droplets. Which means that every time that person on the bus sneezes onto the pole instead of into a contained space, you run the risk of getting...

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