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2015 Was the Year of the Breast

2015 Was the Year of the Breast Many strides have been made over the last few years.  Regardless of your personal choice to breastfeed in public or not, I think we can all agree that it’s a good thing when babies are breastfed. This video on Facebook showed up in the AVBRN feed. Source: 2015 Was the Year of the...

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Military Moms: Breast Pump Coverage from TRICARE is Right Around the Corner!

If you’re a TRICARE beneficiary, you can now get a prescription for a breast pump!  And, if you bought one as far back as December of 2014 you can get reimbursed for the cost.  How cool is that?!?! Beginning July 1, 2015, TRICARE covers breast pumps and breast pump supplies at no cost for new mothers, including mothers who adopt an infant and plan to breastfeed. I know this may be old news to some of you, but the active date is right around the corner – July 1st, 2015. TRICARE will cover manual and electric pumps for most “birth...

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Relaxation is the Natural Enemy of the Fear-Tension-Pain Cycle

During his first inaugural address, President Roosevelt said, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  While he wasn’t talking about childbirth it does translates well.  Fear of the unknown has the potential to cause a lot of damage, especially to pregnant women. The BLUF:  Relaxation techniques are effective in countering the fear-tension-pain cycle. First time moms don’t know what to expect and it can be scary.  You can read all the books and watch all the videos you want but it won’t replace the experience of birthing a baby.   With the majority of women in America of childbearing...

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Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Monthly Meetings

Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Monthly Meetings Join the AVBC as we work to find ways to make the Avntelope Valley breastfeeding friendly. This group is open to anyone who is interested in supporting, protecting, and promoting breastfeeding.  Antelope Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Monthly Meeting 3rd Thursday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm City of Hope 44151 15th St W Lancaster, CA 93534 Add to Google Calendar City of...

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