4 Ways To Get Back In Shape After Giving Birth

Having a baby is a wonderful thing, but it can have a huge impact on your body both during and after your pregnancy and, of course, the birth itself. Many women find that they put on a lot of weight, and some even have to go up a size or two in shoes as well, which they want to shed as soon as possible after their baby is born. To start with, you do need to let your body rest and recuperate, but once that is done, there are some easy ways to get back into shape. Here are some of them. Start … [Read more...]

Global Breast Feeding Week ~ celebrating AUG 1-7

This year's WABA World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding - in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countdown, and beyond. We call on all celebrants of WBW to Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding: it is a vital Life-Saving Goal! If you are organising an event please let WABA know by making a PLEDGE for your event. Download and fill the simple Pledge Form, email it to WABA, so we … [Read more...]

Breast Feeding in Public, to Be or not to Be?

Breastfeeding in public is forbidden in some jurisdictions, not addressed by law in others, and a granted legal right in public and the workplace in yet others. Where it is a legal right, some mothers may nevertheless be reluctant to breastfeed, and some people may object to the practice. Many women have reported feeling uncomfortable breastfeeding in public, even doing so discreetly. But it is important to remember that you are feeding your baby. Breastfeeding is considered the healthiest … [Read more...]

Helping a New Mom Feel Confident in Her Caregiving Skills

How to Help a New Mom Feel Confident in Her Caregiving Skills Working as a nanny is a rewarding and exciting career choice, but it’s not just the children under your care that will need some assistance from time to time. Becoming a new parent for the first time is overwhelming for many women, especially those who are reassured that the mysteries of parenting will magically reveal themselves upon childbirth and a “mother’s instincts” will kick in to make the process as effortless as breathing. … [Read more...]

Philippines to end ban on formula milk aid

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, 30 April 2013 (IRIN) - Health authorities in the Philippines were vigilant in keeping out infant formula donations when Typhoon Bopha hit last December, but activists are concerned the infant formula industry will succeed in pushing through legislative changes that will allow formula donations in future emergencies, making it harder to convince women in those crises to continue exclusive breastfeeding. Breastfeeding - especially during emergencies - has been medically … [Read more...]

BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

World Breastfeeding Week: Allow moms to breastfeed at work: ILO

Allow moms to breastfeed at work: ILO Judge Lynn Hughes in Houston recently decided that a mother can be fired for wanting to pump breast milk at work, claiming that lactation is in no way related to “Pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.” This case came about after Donnicia Venters gave birth and was ultimately fired from her job at Houston Funding after asking to use the bathroom to pump milk, although the company claims they fired Venters for abandonment. The Equal … [Read more...]

Viet Nam’s National Assembly to protect breastfeeding

UNICEF partners with Viet Nam’s National Assembly to protect breastfeeding DA NANG, Viet Nam, May 2012 – In a record move to protect the breastfeeding rights of women and children, UNICEF and the National Assembly’s Institute of Legislative Studies have concluded a series of high-level consultative meetings in Viet Nam’s coastal city of Da Nang. At the high-level meetings, almost 200 elected bodies and National Assembly delegates reviewed international recommendations and their … [Read more...]

Regina Benjamin – The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Regina Benjamin, the Obama administration's surgeon general. The surgeon general is the head of the United States' public health service and is an authority on the nation's health policies.    The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service has focused the Nation's attention on important public health issues. Reports of the Surgeon General on the adverse health consequences of smoking triggered nationwide efforts to prevent tobacco use. Reports and other publications on nutrition, violence, … [Read more...]

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