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Battle Hymn of the #Boymom

There are over 8,400,000 posts on Instagram tagged with the hashtag #boymom. It sits under baby bump photos (“we’re one month away from little dude’s due date!”), banal portraits of chubby-cheeked babies (“my baby boy teaches me something every day”), and photos of little boys doing stereotypically #boy things like…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Battle Hymn of the #Boymom

There are over 8,400,000 posts on Instagram tagged with the hashtag #boymom. It sits under baby bump photos (“we’re one month away from little dude’s due date!”), banal portraits of chubby-cheeked babies (“my baby boy teaches me something every day”), and photos of little boys doing stereotypically #boy things like…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Get a Free Breast Pump Through Your Insurance  

No sound transports me back to haze of new parenthood quite like the rhythmic hum of a breast pump. What at first looked to me like a modern torture device quickly became an essential tool in allowing my daughter to be breastfed—it increased my milk supply, relieved pressure, and let me build up a freezer […]

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How Partners of Breastfeeding Moms Can Actually Be Helpful

Author Catherynne Valente discovered a passage in New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding—a book written in 2002, not 1952, mind you—that reads: “Fathers, if your wife is having trouble or pain, step in and adjust her technique, reminding her that successful breastfeeding is a priority for the development of the child and…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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