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About blogtobabyfriendly

blogtobabyfriendly is written by Amy Murray, a Childbirth Unit nurse with a touch of earth muffin crunch. A childbirth educator and IBCLC, she's been a breastfeeding advocate all her adult life, believing that if our bodies make milk, it just makes good sense to feed it to our babies. blogtobabyfriendly is her hospital's journey to Baby-Friendly designation. Click to get email updates on new blog posts. Our desire is to learn, share, and learn more.

Breastfeeding Guilt-Part III

A couple of months ago, I began writing about guilt and breastfeeding. Guilt is one of the more complex human emotions. It is particularly subjective; some people feel a great deal of it, others little or none. What makes one … Continue reading

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Guilt-Part II

Some say worry is the work of motherhood. It begins the moment the stick shows two pink lines—Am I ready for this? Is everything ok? Will my baby be healthy? Is it a boy? A girl? Will I be a … Continue reading

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Guilt

The question was asked of me again this week, “Amy, if we do all this to promote breastfeeding, won’t we make mothers feel guilty?” I’ve had a lot of conversations about breastfeeding and guilt, and I’ve come to the conclusion … Continue reading

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All I Ever Need to Know I Learned From Breastfeeding?

We’ve all heard of the Robert Fulghum book All I Ever Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. I think it’s true—be nice, share, don’t pull on pigtails, tie your shoes—these are life lessons that never lose their value. Those … Continue reading

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Sleep Like a Baby

Baby-Friendly Step #7 “Practice rooming-in—allow mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.” My first baby was born in the days when husbands left the hospital at night and babies slept in the nursery. I remember our first … Continue reading

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Before and After

I love “before and after” pictures.  Anything before and after will grab my attention — weight loss, home improvements, makeovers — I just love it! We are realizing some of our own “before and afters” at Memorial Childbirth Center as we are … Continue reading

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A Little Luv

I’m a sucker for a good advertising campaign, and I have to admit, when my kids were babies, “I got real and got Luvs.” After diapering child #1 in ultra brand name nappies, I was proud to be the mom … Continue reading

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