Author Archives: Jolie Black Bear

Breastfeeding myths busted: The lowdown on common breastfeeding misconceptions (part 1)

Myth: It’s important to wash your nipples before breastfeeding. Fact: It is not beneficial to wash your nipples prior to breastfeeding. In fact, washing can remove the lubricating, anti-bacterial oils that are secreted from the Montgomery glands. Rinsing with warm water during your daily bath is … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s hot outside!

 Staying cool and hydrated can be a challenge for anyone when the temperature is dangerously high. Extreme heat and humidity is not only uncomfortable, it can lead to serious health problems in vulnerable infants and young children.  Here are some tips … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding: Another Way of Saying I Love You

Breastfeeding: Another Way of Saying ‘I Love You’ from MSDH Communications on Vimeo. Breastfeeding benefits from the Mississippi WIC program. For more about breastfeeding and WIC, contact your local health department.

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Breastfeeding: A Magical Bond of Love

This three-time-award-winning video-novella follows a discussion about breastfeeding among WIC mothers and family members. Animated characters, Princessa Tigressa, her baby Pepito, and Mother Hen, add an element of “magic” to the presentation as they address common misconceptions about breastfeeding and … Continue reading

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How can I tell if my baby is full?

Satiety cues are your baby’s way of showing he is satisfied and no longer hungry.  Here’s a few you might recognize at the end of breastfeeding: baby’s hands are open and relaxed baby’s body feels relaxed, “loose” baby may have … Continue reading

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Just for Dads: Why breastfeed?

Did you know that your feelings and attitudes about breastfeeding will weigh heavily on your partner’s decision to breastfeed and continue breastfeeding? Dads play an important role in the breastfeeding relationship from pregnancy on. YOU can help make breastfeeding easier … Continue reading

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