As a new mom, you may be familiar with how breastfeeding and pumping is perceived within your own community, but what happens when you need to travel to another country? What about important issues such as breastfeeding in public and finding quality places to pump? How do you stay respectful of other cultures while still pursuing your own personal feeding goals? And where do you turn if you need help?
We love our children and we want to spend as much time with them as possible. But, reality is many kids are forced to be separated from their parents for reasons such as divorce, business travel, military deployment and more. We'll explore some ways parents can strengthen and maintain the connection with their child when away.
We all have personal stories that help shape our breastfeeding journey. Today you'll meet Miriam Valdez who tragically lost her second child within the first month after birth. Miriam shares her experience breastfeeding through pregnancy and the lost of her newborn baby. Plus, learn how continuing to breastfeed her older toddler helped Miriam heal from this difficult situation.
We all know the life of a military family can look completely different than a civilian. So, does that include pregnancy as well? What should you do when you first find out you're pregnant? What resources are available to military families who are expecting? And what does maternity and paternity leave look like?