Thursday, August 13, 2015

Food for Thought : August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

 August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity.

In celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we've compiled the following guide to serve as your one-stop resource for the information and support you'll need to be successful at breastfeeding. Arm yourself with information now, and you'll thank yourself later for giving your baby the best possible start in life.

The Support You Need
The Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding 
From the proper latch to the perfect nursing bra--everything you need to know to make breastfeeding work for you and your baby.

More Nursing Know-How 
Breastfeeding can be difficult for some women in the first few weeks, but it gets easier and more natural with time. Here, you'll find answers to our readers' most frequently asked questions about breastfeeding.

Where to Get the Support You Need 
Boutique-style stores that specialize in breastfeeding--with bras, pumps, lotions, potions and virtually everything else in between--are sprouting up in cities nationwide. Check our guide to see if there's one near you.

Support Systems
Breastfeeding may be more difficult than you expect. The right help can make all the difference.

The Benefits of Breastfeeding
Miracle of Mother's Milk
It will make your baby healthier and smarter. There are lifelong benefits for you, too.

Words of Wisdom :

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature.

When I was 20, I thought I was 30 - but I was so far from it. When you're young, you want everything to happen now. As you mature, you can look back and see all the great things you achieved with time and patience.

A proud grand-poppa    G .


  1. G .
    That is one bad ass baby , he seem to be watching his dad , saying , back off boy , these are mine for the next year or so . He was his mama's little man and still is , All 4 of those kids are like their mama and daddy.
    This post hits home and if mother would breast feed their babies , they would be more healthy . If the mother have to work , she can use a breast pump . Babies need all the nutrients they can get .

    Your quotes this week is about patience , I want to borrow the book , a certain person here could use a little more patience, calling no names .
    Good job G.

  2. My lovely Nanette ,
    You are so right , his mama had 2 girls and knew nothing about boys and still do not , Man wrapped her around his tiny fingers , his daddy and sisters , Man called the shots and them his brother came along , now he has all of us on a string (laughing my butt off) Man mama calls him little cussing wino .

    I wanted to do this post for awhile , had to wait until this month , I think mothers should be aware of the benefits of breast feeding .
    Keep an eye out for one of your beautiful granddaughters , Nita said I could use her picture but no name .

    Yes the quotes are about patience , Gil has several books on the subject , look in the library .
    I have 2 names , it is both of them (laughing my butt off).
    Thank you , learning as I go .
    Call me if Joanna make some sweets or bake the chicken .

  3. Hello , what a beautiful boy . I bet you are talking to him ,you have his undivided attention , sweet .
    Here is one of my favorite summer recipes , it will be great for Labor Day . Hope it make the cut .

    Country-Style Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

    TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing MAKES: 13 servings
    6 cups cold 2% milk, divided
    2 cups sugar
    4 eggs, lightly beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
    1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

    In a large saucepan, heat 2-1/2 cups milk to 175°; stir in the sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
    Place remaining milk in a large bowl; whisk in pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir into egg mixture. Stir in whipped topping. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
    Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 2-1/2 quarts.

    Cyndi Fynaardt, Oskaloosa, Iowa

  4. Howdy Cyndi ,
    Never had Ice cream from pudding before , always from cooked custard.
    Keep a watch out , will post this week .
    Thanks ...the PICs


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