Author Archives: Jolie Black Bear

Close to the Heart: Breastfeeding Our Children, honoring our values

  More information: Breastfeeding Our Children, Honoring Our Values Contact: Phoenix Indian Medical Center, IHS, Diabetes Center of Excellence Breastfeeding Helpline 1-877-868-9473.

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A Mother’s Love: Breastfeeding In Eeyou Istchee

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What is an IBCLC?

IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  An IBCLC is a member of the maternal-child health care team that specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. An IBCLC may also use the designation Registered Lactation Consultant, or RLC. IBCLCs have … Continue reading

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Why Breastfeed?

Breastfeeding is the normal end to the reproduction cycle. Our bodies begin to produce breastmilk whether or not we plan to breastfeed. Breastmilk is made specifically for human babies Babies are born with instinctive behaviors that help them find the … Continue reading

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Diabetic Mothers Who Breastfeed Cut Their Babies’ Risk of Obesity

A study that was recently published in Diabetes Care finds that babies who are born to diabetic mothers and are breastfed for six months or more may have reduced risk of obesity later in life. Continue reading

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