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While Homebound

Monday, August 3, 2020

Tips to entertain your little ones when you have to stay at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, or any reason! By Marcella Bonanno — Italy Due to the spread of COVID-19, Italy has been on lockdown since March 11. Almost two months locked in our homes, without social contacts or the usual daily routine is … Read More

Eight Strategies for Breastfeeding During a Natural Disaster

Monday, August 3, 2020

By Amber Ziring — Oregon, USA Earthquakes strike when you least expect them, and I certainly had not planned for a 7.8 magnitude earthquake while on vacation with my family in Costa Rica. I managed to duck and cover with my 23-month-old and then we fled for high ground, realizing a tsunami might be coming. … Read More

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mother

Monday, August 3, 2020

An African American grandmother’s journey to support breastfeeding during the Lenten season, amid COVID-19 restrictions By Altrena G. Mukuria – Maryland, USA On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild. I was on my way from Maryland to Texas, USA, amid the COVID-19 shutdown. Nonetheless, I was overcome by joy … Read More

Father’s Day Around the World

Monday, August 3, 2020

By Valentina Attanasio, BT Managing Editor Father’s Day is a very special occasion for children to honor the love and care that their fathers provide. Celebrated worldwide, it’s also a day that reminds us of the invaluable contribution that fathers and father figures make to their families and to society. Father’s Day is celebrated on … Read More

Four Reasons to Go Outdoors
and Breastfeed in Nature

Monday, August 3, 2020

This year, World Breastfeeding Week’s theme is the impact of infant feeding on the environment/climate change, and the imperative to protect, promote and support breastfeeding for the health of the planet and its people. In honor of this important event, here is an article that we hope will stir you to enjoy breastfeeding in nature, … Read More

Dear Readers

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dear Readers, Over these past few months our world has been turned upside down due to the spread of COVID-19 and all the strict measures needed for our safety. To face this “new” life, we’ve learnt how to live differently, using all our available resources in alternative ways. We’ve learnt to be more creative, to … Read More

Dear Readers

Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Readers, When most of us learned we were going to be parents, we never imagined facing prolonged school and complete town closures for a virus, let alone how to handle lactation after the loss of a child. We more likely envisioned a sweet baby nestled contentedly in our lap, or a preschooler handing us … Read More

Commonly Asked Questions about Lactation after Loss

Friday, May 29, 2020

Some bereaved mothers experience a loss postpartum after previously breastfeeding or pumping their milk multiple times a day, while other bereaved mothers lose a baby in utero or at birth before they ever had the opportunity to breastfeed their baby. Regardless of the type of loss, lactation is a reality for most bereaved mothers amid … Read More