In this volume Professor Susan Falls presents detail of her research on a kinship network of human breast milk sharers in a capitalist society today in the southern USA. These often give rise to breast milk sharers finding defence in self-imposed anonymity to hide themselves and the networks from public view. It goes beyond the practice of hiring wet nurses, where the milk shared is often sought in the expectation that strong qualities in the mother will be passed onto the child through the milk.
That night, as her husband and Leland flew to metro Denver to obtain expert care for Leland, her doctors called and asked if she wanted to feed him donor human milk or formula. For Rambo, this simple ask was a very sweet and welcome relief. While he was there, Rambo began pumping, so much so that her nurses and lactation specialists suggested she donate her excess supply to other moms in need.
Volunteer Li Zhiai, 30, pumps breast milk to donate, to support breastfeeding at the Guangzhou Women and Children's medical centre in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Returning to work while continuing to breastfeed is a challenge for many new moms — especially considering the horror stories we hear about inadequate lactation rooms and employers that resist providing the breaks needed to pump, as required by law. Going on a business trip that takes you thousands of miles away from your family makes the task of providing fresh breast milk for a new child exponentially more difficult for breastfeeding moms.
Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. The composition of breast milk changes across the day, giving energizing morning milk a different cocktail of ingredients than soothing evening milk. What happens, though, when babies drink milk that does not come directly from the breast, but is pumped at different times of day and stored in advance of feeding?
Find out how to choose the breast pump that suits your needs and lifestyle, the benefits of double pumping and hands-free expression, and how to store, freeze and thaw your breast milk. When can you start feeding your baby expressed breast milk? If you need to express breast milk regularly, hands-free pumping allows you to get on with other
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