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We Have A Winner!!!!!

The winner of the BirthWorks T-shirt is (drum roll please): Celeste! Congratulations Celeste, you have won a BirthWorks T-shirt. Contact me at kathleenr@birthworks.org to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway. We will be having more giveaways in the future, so be sure to keep following us!

Breastfeeding; Not So Pure And Simple

This is a wonderful article written by one our our BirthWorks Educators and Trainers, Joan-e Rapine. This article was also published in our newsletter, vol. 7 issue 3. Breasfeeding – Not So Pure & SimpleExcerpts from a paper on Beyond the Breast-Bottle Controversy by Penny Van Esterik (Rutgers, 1989)By Joan-e Rapine, CCE The breast-bottle controversy […]

BirthWorks Giveaway!

As announced on our Facebook page BirthWorks has recently hit 400 friends on Facebook! To show our gratitude and thanks to our loyal friends, BirthWorks is giving away a t-shirt to one lucky friend! The t-shirt is the BirthWorks Human Values design and comes in blue, yellow, or gray. The winner will be able to […]

Workshop Review: Raleigh, North Carolina

The is a lovely review, written by Lauren Farnsworth, of our 2006 North Carolina Childbirth Educator workshop. The BirthWorks weekend retreat was nothing like I had experienced before. Through guided exercises, we explored feelings and philosophies about birth, discussed our relationships with our mothers, identified feelings of blame and guilt and released grief over past […]

Breastfeeding Advice

What is the best advice you received in regards to breastfeeding? If you could share one piece of advice with a new or expectant mother preparing to breastfeed what would it be? Any products (i.e. lotions, pillows, pumps) or books you would recommend? We would love for you to participate in an open discussion in […]

How long?

How long did you breastfeed for? If you are still breastfeeding when do plan to start weaning? What are your thoughts on extended breastfeeding? We would love to hear your thoughts on the above questions. We invite you participate in an open discussion in our comments section!

Did you have support?

Did you find your friends and family to be supportive of your decision to breastfeed? Was there anyone you found to be not supportive? Did you seek support from an outside source, i.e. La Leche League, Post Partum Doula, Lactation Consultant? We invite you to participate in an open discussion in our comments section regarding […]

Was it everything you expected?

How did your first few breastfeeding sessions go? Was it harder than you had anticipated? Did you find that breastfeeding came naturally to you or did you find it to be something you needed to work hard to establish? We would love to hear your thoughts and the experiences you had during the first few […]

Recipe: Lactation Cookies

These delicious cookies are used to help a breastfeeding mother increase her milk supply. They taste great and really work! If you have any other helpful hints for increasing your supply please feel free to post them in out comments section! LACTATION COOKIES Ingredients 1 C butter1 C sugar1 C brown sugar4 T water2 T […]

World Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. Being that BirthWorks is huge supporter of breastfeeding, we would like to take this opportunity to honor one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts. Each day this week we will be posting a breastfeeding related question and we invite you to use our comments section to post your answers and […]