Do You Love that Eugene, Oregon Has a Breastfeeding Resource Center Open to ALL Families?

 We are asking YOU to donate $5 to keep Eugene’s ONLY Breastfeeding Resource Center Open to ALL Families! Click to DONATE $5 Today All it takes to be part of keeping this center open is a $5 donation and asking 2 friends to join you! This Mother’s Day please give $5 to keep Neighborhood New-Mothering … More Do You Love that Eugene, Oregon Has a Breastfeeding Resource Center Open to ALL Families?

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Breastfeeding in the 2nd Year: The next 12 months By Jennie Hawthorn Mayes, IBCLC  How might the breastfeeding relationship change after the first 12 months? What can mothers expect?   Mobility becomes a big issue! This cartoon sums it up. Nursing toddlers will find all sorts of interesting ways and positions to breastfeed in,it can make nursing … More MotherWork Series

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Doing What Comes Naturally: The (Absolutely NATURAL) Need for Wrap Around Support to Facilitate Early Breastfeeding  written by Caitlin Spear ©2013 As a current doctoral student, I’m a big reader. I’m used to approaching learning new things by reading current research, and using that information to understand issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions. So … More MotherWork Series

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Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare and the State “[ Molly Ladd-Taylor] argues that mother-work, ‘women’s unpaid work of reproduction and caregiving motivated women’s public activism and “maternalist” ideology.’ Ladd-Taylor emphasizes the connection between mother-work and social welfare politics by showing that their mothering experiences led women to become active in the development of public health, education, … More MotherWork Series

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By Emily Withalm ©2013 Women as Caregivers: Yoga as a Means of Self-Care Note: While this essay focuses on self-care as it pertains to women, the general information and suggestions for self-care are universal for anyone seeking to nurture themselves as a means of better serving ourselves and those around us. It occurred to me … More MotherWork Series

Choices in maternity care: a new normal?

The myth of a modern maternity is sold as the end of a story of progression. Actually, it is a choice in a model of care. Midwifery care still exists in the United States. Furthermore, within physician-attended prenatal, birth, and postpartum maternity care, doctors can vary their personal standards and use of interventions. Additionally, the World … More Choices in maternity care: a new normal?

The Postpartum Doula’s Role in Maternity Care: A DONA International Position Paper

Role of the Doula In traditional societies women and men grow up around birth, breastfeeding, infants and children. After giving birth, women are surrounded by caring family members who have a great deal of experience and wisdom to offer. This kind of help is rarely available to new parents internationally. The doula’s support is intended … More The Postpartum Doula’s Role in Maternity Care: A DONA International Position Paper