Delegates, Click Here to Login. Remember Me. Over many years as nurses, teachers, and health care professionals, Chantal and Jennifer recognized that many women feel intimidated by the medical system and that the locus of control is firmly in the hands of doctors and nurses when it comes to their birthing, breastfeeding, and early postpartum experiences. Desiring to use their expertise to change that, the Milky Way Team realized that a much greater effect would be possible by using film media to reach the broadest audience.
Breastfeeding , also known as nursing , is the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman's breast. Deaths of an estimated , children under the age of five could be prevented globally every year with increased breastfeeding. Benefits for the mother include less blood loss following delivery, better uterus shrinkage, and decreased postpartum depression. Health organizations, including the World Health Organization WHO , recommend breastfeeding exclusively for six months. Changes early in pregnancy prepare the breast for lactation. Before pregnancy the breast is largely composed of adipose fat tissue but under the influence of the hormones estrogen , progesterone , prolactin , and other hormones, the breasts prepare for production of milk for the baby.
The new movie Bad Moms is a sort of super-group comedy about a band of mothers who just want to let loose a little. Starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, and Kristen Bell among others , it seems engineered to draw in real-life mothers who just want a night away from the kids. But two Florida mothers were refused entry to the movie — at a p. The mothers were part of a group of 50 women who had organized a group outing on Facebook. They say that while everyone else was buying their tickets, an employee told them the babies were too young to enter the theater.
Infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months after birth, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, citing research that says breastfeeding is healthy for infants. It protects against diseases, obesity and stomach issues, helps the mother lose weight, and decreases risk of some cancers. When Emma Pepper got pregnant, she was totally on board with breastfeeding -- until her son was born.