Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, ‘Name seven advantages of Mother’s Milk.’ The question was worth 70 points or none at all.
One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:
1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.
And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:
7) It comes in two attractive containers and it’s high enough off the ground where the cat can’t get it.
He got an A
This link is to the Texas WIC program’s website. They have a whole album of lullabies, several of which are specifically about breastfeeding! Check out “Cookie Jar” and “Healthy Baby, Healthy Mama” or “Baby Fuel” for example! There’s even a lovely one in Spanish that begins with “It’s morning, time to wake up for breakfast.. . mother’s milk…”
See what you think. They have only just started creating it visually – there will be photos of real families. They need about $3,000 to complete it and hope to get that funding from the state coalitions.
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Have you heard about the online petition to bring back breastfeeding on Sesame Street?
The petition says:
We are not asking Sesame Street to remove bottle feeding. We are asking that both ways of feeding babies be shown as normal. If we normalize breastfeeding in our community, especially with our children, we can help raise a generation of breastfeeders which will support our economy, make for healthier children and lessen the risk of breast cancer for many nursing mamas!
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I know people love to accuse breastfeeders of being crazy-obsessed, but when you have to bust your butt to accomplish something that, while recommended as the best by every known medical source out there, yet is still really tough and uncommon, you frankly are going to be pretty proud of yourself (and should be!). Add in having to fight for the right to even serve a milky dinner to your baby while eating dinner with your family, and it’s no surprise that a lot of women who persevere become passionate about the issue.
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She’s already lost her mum to cancer, now her dad was ill too. Sonia Ortiz-Allen, 25, hit the internet and found a weird way to help him get better.
Find out more about her shocking story…
I can already imagine the look on your face as you read my story. You’ve seen the headline and looked at the photographs, and I can just see your nose already wrinkled in disgust.
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LONDON (Reuters) – A specialist ice cream parlor plans to serve up breast milk ice cream and says people should think of it as an organic, free-range treat.
The breast milk concoction, called the “Baby Gaga,” will be available from Friday at the Icecreamists restaurant in London’s Covent Garden.
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