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Risks of Not Breastfeeding

Just wanted to point out this very good analysis of breastfeeding vs. formula feeding, both cost-wise and health-wise. http://kellymom.com/pregnancy/bf-prep/bfcostbenefits/#healthcare Many women face various problems when they first begin to nurse. Some of those problems can seem too hard to fix and it may seem much easier to just switch to formula. Some moms will hang on to breastfeeding under the most difficult of circumstances until they are both physically and mentally exhausted, and then quit. Who could blame them if it's been a struggle from the beginning? Fact is, breastfeeding should be something that hurts or that moms are suffering through.

That's what I'm here for. If you're pregnant, I can teach you how to avoid most of the common problems many women face. If your baby is already here, I can help you problem-solve and get on a better path, if you are struggling and in danger of not meeting the breastfeeding goals you have set for yourself and your baby. As a friend pointed out recently, I can give you "nourishment for the brain about nourishment from the boob." 

So, give me a call or shoot me an email. Visit and like my page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Happily-Nursing-Breastfeeding-Support-Services. A little money spent early on can save you a ton of money later on, when it comes to breastfeeding. Hope to hear from you soon!

More Breast-Feeding Could Save Billions and Prevent Thousands of Breast-Cancer Cases

Did you know that breastfeeding is not only good for babies, it's good for moms too! In fact, it can make both live longer! 

"If new moms adhered to the recommended guidelines that urge them to breast-feed each child they give birth to for at least one year, they could theoretically stave off up to 5,000 cases of breast cancer, about 54,000 cases of hypertension and nearly 14,000 heart attacks annually."

Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/06/07/more-breast-feeding-could-save-billions-and-prevent-thousands-of-breast-cancer-cases/#ixzz2VntWXuLb


Welcome to Happily Nursing!

This day, one year ago at 8:30 a.m., I was awakened by a phone call that changed my life -- forever. I have been living with breast cancer as my shadow for one full year now. I intended to write something profound and wise for this day. But, when it comes down to it, I know that I am very lucky. I am much better than I thought I would be at this point. All treatment is done, except for my daily dose of anti-cancer medicine which I will be taking for the next 4.5 years. I have to have a mammogram every six months, too. My surgery was Dec. 12, 2011 and believe it or not, I am still not totally healed from that and the radiation therapy. But still, it could be SO much worse.

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Breastfeeding Myths

Breastfeeding Hurts!

FALSE Some MILD tenderness in the first few days is fairly common. But, if it lasts or is intense, get help as this is not normal.  It should never be so bad that the mother dreads breastfeeding. Any nipple pain that is not getting better by day three or four or lasts beyond five or six days should not be ignored. Limiting feeding time does not help. Nursing a baby shouldn’t hurt or be something you’re “suffering through.” Don’t wait for it to get better. Ask for help to make it right.

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