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Holiday Breastfeeding Blog Carnival

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Today marks the first of many (hopefully) breastfeeding blog carnivals with my cohorts in the boobie-blogger industry. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah just around the corner, nursing moms everywhere are gearing up to hit the road, visit family, or host family in their own homes. That tends to mean stress, stress and more stress...especially for those moms that plan on hosting their own events while nursing little ones or that will be spending time with family that isn't supportive of breastfeeding.

To that end, we've all gathered together to share some tips, advice and a little fun to help you gear up for breastfeeding over the holidays. I made my own contribution yesterday with a post that talks about understanding your breastfeeding rights in the states that you might be visiting along with some tips about the new regulations for breast milk on airplanes.

Tanya over at the Motherwear Breastfeeding blog has offered up a post titled "It All Starts Somewhere" that talks about the challenges that nursing moms face when spending time with friends and family that are either unsupportive or even downright hostile toward breastfeeding.

Across the pond, my friend Sinead of the BreastfeedingMums blog offers some tips on holiday breastfeeding while keeping your sanity despite family get-togethers, long road trips, and figuring out how to entertain the eleventy-million children that might be bustling around while you are nursing.

Mama Knows Breast's Andi Silverman gets a little creative with a holiday themed breastfeeding poem that parodies the always popular "Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Angela at Breastfeeding 1-2-3 shares some tips for maintaining good breast health despite the hectic schedules of holiday travel. With ten tips ranging from the simple (get some sleep!!) to the usually-forgotten (hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!) Angela's post will help you make it through the end of the year without a plugged duct in sight.


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