Mama Minute January 26-February 1

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Breastfeeding in the news

Breastfeeding mamas know that returning to work after maternity leave is a huge challenge to navigate if you want to continue to produce breast milk for your child. For some mothers, pumping at work has even cost them their job. Attorneys with the Center for WorkLife Law recently released the first comprehensive report on the economic consequences for breastfeeding workers.

Postpartum mind + body

A new study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has been heralded as a “game changer” for accurately identifying and predicting whether women would experience worsening depressive symptoms within the first year of childbirth. If integrated into a mom’s first postpartum visit, doctors and nurses could encourage early intervention so moms have better odds of success with their treatment over time.

The Mamas love us some Chrissy Teigen because of her refreshing honesty about all things motherhood...and she’s just so gorgeous. CT’s own battle with postpartum depression continues to shed light on this important issue and hopefully encourages other moms to seek help.

Thanks 9NEWS Denver for outlining the different ways in which mamas are recovering after baby comes!

Superhero Spotlight

After being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at 28, Charli Crowe endured three rounds of surgery to include a mastectomy, six rounds of chemotherapy, 15 rounds of radiotherapy, and was given a 1% chance of ever conceiving again. This mama not only had a healthy baby girl in 2018, but she’s also been able to breastfeed her daughter - something her doctors said would be very unlikely. A woman’s body is pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Winning the Internet this week

This badass mama is the OG Tiger Mom!