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7 Ways to Teach Sons to Respect Women

7 Ways to Teach Sons to Respect WomenRespect is a learned virtue that is essential for well-rounded, emotionally intelligent people. Teaching respect can begin when children are very young and can come from a variety of influences. Creating a strong bond between mother and son and promoting different areas of respect throughout childhood are great ways to teach sons to respect women. Here are seven tips to instill respect:

1 – Teach Respect, Kindness and Compassion for Everyone

All people deserve respect, kindness and compassion. When this value is instilled in your son from a young age, he will view these virtues as common human courtesies not specific to any gender. As he grows up, this early lesson will help him treat all people with respect regardless of any differences from him. This includes showing your son mutual respect through love and honesty and expecting it in return.

2 – Surround Him with Positive Male Role Models who Respect Women

Children are incredible mimics and what they see at an early age sticks with them. Having positive male role models who respect women will demonstrate the importance to your son. Fathers, grandfathers, teachers, coaches, clergy and other male leaders and admired authority figures should all be wonderful examples of men who respect women. If you do find a male who is disrespectful to you or other women, discuss the behavior with them and how it affects the lesson you are trying to teach your son.

3 – Create a Safe Environment for Him to Express His Feelings

Holding your son to a traditional macho man stereotype may not serve him well. Sons should feel free to express their feelings openly, especially to parents. And you should be receptive and not dismissive of their feelings so they know you will help them work out negative feelings, anxiety and frustration. It is emotionally healthy to talk about feelings and will make your son more compassionate and relatable to women. Also remember, any child can be sensitive, even boys.

4 – Show Him How to be a Caring and Supportive Friend

Friendships with boys and girls are essential for sons. Developing and maintaining friendships teach children how to enjoy someone else’s company, accept other’s likes, dislikes and opinions, and compromise. Friendship offers the opportunity to be caring and supportive towards others, which is vital to future relationships with women.

5 – Coach Considerate Behaviors

Encouraging considerate behaviors from your son helps create a gentleman. This includes comforting or helping a friend in need, holding doors open for others, and random acts of kindness like drawing pictures for a sick friend or letting someone borrow a belonging. These behaviors should be expected of all children, but they are especially helpful when teaching sons to respect women.

6 – Engage Him in Universal Skills

Cooking, laundry, cleaning and helping out with family chores are all areas where your son can be involved. Even if you take on a traditional role of childcare and maintaining the household in your family, your son should be knowledgeable and capable of pitching in and not viewing such tasks as solely a woman’s job.

7 – Model and Encourage Affection

Being affectionate with your spouse and children will open the door for sons to be affectionate, loving and emotionally available to women later in life. Actively expressing love and affection is healthy and a terrific step on the path to respecting women.

Respect for women can and should be taught. Much of this lesson comes from universal values that apply to everyone including kindness, compassion, love, support and care. Instilling them early will help teach sons to respect women.

Sources: Modern Mom and Mamiverse

Veronica’s Story of the Struggles and Successes in Breastfeeding

“I have five children aged 12 to 15 months. My first two children could not breastfeed. I fell into error as many mothers do. I was desperate, I thought that I had no milk and the worst thing was not seeking the help which is offered at WIC. There are professionals that help us and answer any questions that I have and lots of information that helps us so much.

With my third child when I was pregnant I promised to myself to give my child breast milk only, no bottle, nor pacifier. I told the WIC office only breast milk, that’s my goal. With this child the professionals at the WIC office were very helpful. They are so supportive about breastfeeding. So many times I was told by them that I can do it and what a wonderful mom I am to be thinking about giving the best gift to my little one. So I didn’t change my mind about breastfeeding. Every day I had a question and I would call them and they always have the answer. Oh yes, I was scared but I remember that Alicia told me that feeding is easy not painful.

Well the day was getting closer and closer. I was 38 weeks and my baby came. My breasts were hard and I could feel the milk but an incident happened with my baby. The doctor told me my baby was gone, that God took him with him. I fell under a deep depression. I was ready to do the things that I couldn’t with my other children. So I had to call the WIC office to let them know about the incident. I spoke to Alicia and she was so helpful.

Anyway a year passed since the loss, but God decided to send me another baby. So I found out I was pregnant and I was very happy that God gave me the opportunity to do what I was intended to do with the one he took to heaven with all the help that WIC and their staff had given me. Then finely my baby is here. All this time had been very stressful for me and my husband and the whole family. Well finally we were there at hospital and I have my baby in my arms. I had a baby girl. My milk was not there and I myself did not want to start with formula.

Veronica's Story of the Struggles and Successes in BreastfeedingI called the WIC office and spoke to Alicia and told her about my situation. She told me to talk to the nurses at the hospital about it so I did but I was still felling unsure about it. I called her again and she came to the hospital to my room. My baby was with me and I was not feeling like I had milk in my breasts. I was not about to give her bottle so Alicia brought a hand pump and more information. She helped me with some breast massages and put my baby close to me.

I put her on my breast but nothing. She was crying and I am not wanting her to cry- it was making me so sad because she was hungry She told me to use the hand pump. It was wonderful to see that my milk was starting to come. It was just a few drops. Then I fed the milk that I pumped to my little girl. I fed her the breast milk with a spoon and it was great to see her eat some.

By the evening my milk was in a little more and Alicia came back after 7 pm to see how I was doing. We were still was having a little trouble with the latch. I was in pain with a little soreness on nipple. Right away she told me to put her to the breast so we can see what was going on. She helped me turn my baby a different direction. We unlatched her and started all over again and it was so much better. It was unbelievable that something so easy could have made so much difference.

When it was time to go home from hospital I was hopping that it would continue going good with the feedings at home. I was feeling very blessed that I got the help and that my baby was getting my breast milk.

When we had been home for two weeks I was feeling that my milk is not enough to maintain my baby. Friends and family stated that she was too slim, she needed more milk and that my milk was not good. I was concerned so called Alicia at the WIC office about wanting to put my baby on formula because my milk was not good for my baby per my friends and family.

Alicia asked me to take her to office if I can to weight her and see if she is gaining but I couldn’t go to the office because of transportation. She told me she would come to my house with a scale to weight her. So she got to my house and weighed her. Then I fed her, then she weighed her once more. She told me – look, this is how much food she got from you. She continued the same process for three weeks and she continued gaining weight.

My pediatrician said she was doing wonderful, gaining good, and I didn’t need to put her on supplementation. I continued with the breastfeeding but remember, I was very close to giving it up. So thank you, WIC office. We are now 14 months strong on breastfeeding and doing great!

This is my success story. Breastfeeding is very challenging but there is a lot of support out there. I myself couldn’t have done it without the cheers of the WIC office professionals. Thank you for reading my story. There are some struggles and there are some successes. Please don’t give up. Give yourself a chance.”

Veronica, Grayson County WIC

How to Increase Milk Supply: Products that Promote Lactation

How to Increase Milk Supply: Products that Promote LactationThere are many methods to increase milk supply.  Most experts recommend a variety of steps to ensure a healthy supply to meet the needs of your baby, including nursing more often and on demand, pumping after feedings to ensure your breasts are emptied, drinking lots of water, eating a wholesome diet, and getting plenty of rest. Some moms also rely on products that promote lactation ranging from herbal supplements, to nutrient-rich treats. Today we’re taking a look at products that promote lactation and why they may be helpful to you.

Lactation Tea: There are many types of lactation teas each with their own formula of herbs that promote milk production. Some of these herbs include fenugreek, alfalfa, milk thistle, red raspberry leaf, coriander, blessed thistle and fennel, among others. As with any new health regimen, start with a small portion and gradually increase your consumption to ensure you don’t have an adverse reaction.

Lactation Drops: These concentrated drops contain many of the same ingredients as lactation teas. To use simply add them to a cup of hot water and drink up.

Oats: Oats are rich in iron, which boosts blood oxygenation. When moms experience low blood iron levels or anemia, their milk supply suffers. Try anything with oats in it to boost your milk supply including oatmeal, oatmeal cookies, granola, oat-grain bread and oatmeal pancakes.

Dairy: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can strip your body of calcium. Replenish with 2-3 servings or dairy daily. A glass of milk, a cup of yogurt or any form of cheese are great options.

Lactation Cookies: Different types of lactation cookies are available that offer a variety of ingredients that help increase milk production. Ingredients like oats, brewster’s yeast and flax seed are easy to add to cookies and have been shown to have a positive effect on milk supply.

Fruits & Veggies: Ok, these are part of any healthy diet but they are especially important for lactation. The antioxidants, vitamins and minerals found in fresh produce definitely support lactation and are great to pass along to your baby as well. Many fruits and vegetables also contain iron and calcium, which we already established as great nutrients for breastfeeding.

Lactation Smoothies: Many of the ingredients listed above can be great additions to a smoothie as well. Like any other nutrient-dense smoothie, a lactation smoothie should be chock full of healthy, fresh fruits and veggies. Make sure it has protein too – good sources of smoothie protein are Greek yogurt, nut butters and milk. Try adding flax, brewster’s yeast, oats, hemp seeds or chia seeds to increase milk supply, plus they offer a bunch of other super health benefits too.

Herbs & Spices: Seasonings such as ginger, garlic and fenugreek are known galactagogues. They have been used for centuries for therapeutic and medicinal purposes including increasing milk supply. These herbs and spices shouldn’t affect your baby but do talk to your doctor before starting a heavy dosage of any new supplement.

Sources: Parents, KellyMom, SmartMom and VeryWell


Mom-Genuity and Breastfeeding, a Winning Combination

Mom-Genuity and Breastfeeding, a Winning Combination“Breastfeeding has been the hardest and most rewarding journey of my life! My firstborn did not take to it easily. He had acid reflux and would pop off screaming just a couple minutes into EVERY session. I’d imagined that nursing would come easily and naturally. I found that it does, but you have to work to learn your baby and understand the process. 


After a lot of trial and error with natural remedies and “mom-genuity”, things clicked for him at 4 months and nursing became enjoyable! So much so that I continued to nurse until he was 14 months old! 


Now, I have 3 month old twins, am exclusively breast-feeding both of them AND pumping enough to donate milk to babies in need. This momma body is amazing!

Bethany Caruso, Jacksonville, FL La Leche League

Learning Each Other and Breastfeeding with Confidence

Learning Each Other and Breastfeeding with Confidence“We did immediate skin-to-skin when Allie was born and got her latched within the first hour or so, but I lacked the experience and confidence – in myself and in her! – to really attempt to breastfeed without the help of the (fantastic) nurses while we were in the hospital. By about the two-day mark, Allie was eating about every four hours, but I was still not sure how to feed her on my own. By the time we left the hospital, her latch was not great and my nipples were getting sore. I remember sobbing as we turned onto our street on the way home from the hospital and I realized there would be no nurses to help me latch her for her next feeding. I was sobbing again several hours later when in the middle of the night my nipples were so tender I could hardly stand to feed her – I wish I hadn’t been so worried about bothering my local LLL leader!

That first week, however, was the hardest part, and Allie and I quickly learned more about each other and about breastfeeding. We attended LLL meetings and hospital-sponsored support groups with lactation consultants, and I was able to have my questions answered, watch other mothers breastfeed successfully, and see that I was not alone, – and it gets so much easier with time! By the time Allie was about two months old, we were nursing with confidence. Now that she is over thirteen months old, she is finally starting to show an increased interest in solid foods and cutting back a bit on the nursing sessions. But we both love the time we have together while we nurse, and neither of us is interested in giving it up anytime soon!

Erin, Manchester, CT La Leche League

Jessica’s Story on the Breastfeeding “Superstar Wall”

The San Felipe WIC office has a fantastic way of uplifting breastfeeding moms. They have created a “Superstar Wall” where women who exclusively breastfeeding for one year or more are featured with a framed photo and story about their breastfeeding journey. The conference room is used by tribal groups in the area. In 2015 Jessica made it her goal to be part of the wall and this year she did it because she’s a superstar mom!

Here is Jessica’s story:


daughter Amura 8/2015

Tell us who supported you the most to breastfeed and continue breastfeeding:

All family members.

Tell us about your biggest challenge to breastfeed or continue breastfeeding:

Going back to work. Can’t get her on the bottle.

What feelings surprised you the most:

How easy breastfeeding came so naturally to the both of us.

How much weight and how fast she is growing.

Tell us your “secret” about breastfeeding:

I love breastfeeding!

Tell us what you would like to share with a pregnant mom that has never breastfed:

It’s the perfect bonding time. It’s cute when she holds your hand and looks at you.

Jessica_San Felipe WIC

Jessica (Amura’s mom), San Felipe WIC

Healthy Tips for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Healthy Tips for National Childhood Obesity Awareness MonthAll parents want what’s best for their kids and giving them a healthy start in nutrition and exercise is a great way to help them on a lifelong path of health, vitality and longevity.  The epidemic of obesity is not limited to adults. Now, one in three children in the U.S. is considered overweight or obese. September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month so we’re sharing tips to keep your kids healthy and help avoid the major health complications that can occur from obesity.

Tip #1: Teach Your Children about Making Healthy Choices

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is teaching them to make healthy choices. This includes exercise, diet, sleep, hygiene habits and emotional well-being through love, friendships and family. As we all know, we cannot expect our kids to learn these important life lessons unless we, ourselves, are role models for the habits and behaviors. Talk about healthy choices as you’re making them for your family and be sure you’re actively showing your children your healthy lifestyle too. When mom and dad take time to exercise or choose veggies over French fries, it gives children a first-hand example of prioritizing health.

While you can help make healthy choices for your children when they are young, ultimately they will be responsible for their own health as they grow into adults. Your influence now can carry over throughout their lifetime. Avoiding unhealthy pitfalls can set your kids up for less risk of major diseases like diabetes and heart disease and help them enjoy the many benefits that a healthy body has to offer.

Tip #2: Walk to School and Anywhere Else You Can

Countless studies show that a sedentary lifestyle contributes to many ailments, illnesses and obesity. Get moving by walking anywhere and everywhere you can. A daily walk to and from school is a great idea if you live close enough. Or try parking about 1/3 of a mile away from school and walking the rest of the way. (This may help you avoid carpool traffic too!)

Little steps to increase daily walking are helpful as well, such as parking further away from stores and restaurants, taking stairs instead of escalators or elevators, or intentionally making several trips to carry things around your house. If your schedule allows, take a family walk a few times a week. Not only will you get some physical exercise, you’ll also have some terrific family bonding time.

Tip #3: Play Sports or Active Games Together

This one is not only fun, it is amazing for your kids’ bodies. You don’t have to be super athletic to enjoy a game of soccer, tennis or basketball. Or keep it simple and ride bikes, play tag or go for a swim. You can also make up your own games to get your creative juices flowing, such as obstacle courses or testing your coordination with balls, hula-hoops and other outdoor toys. Whatever it is that keeps you active and allows you to enjoy fitness, do it!

Tip #4: Grow Fruits & Vegetables and Cook with Them

Kids who garden are more likely to eat healthily because they’ll want to try the “fruits” of their labor. It’s pretty simple to buy seasonal fruit and vegetable seeds and plant them. If you don’t have space for a full garden, you can use pots in an area that gets sunlight. Involving your kids in the growing process and then cooking with your produce offers many lessons in addition to healthy eating, including: the life-cycle of plants, how to care for living things, and helping out in the kitchen.

Tip #5: Serve Your Kids a Well-Balanced, Wholesome Diet

Beyond what you grow yourselves, be sure to serve your kids a well-balanced, wholesome diet. You started this path with nourishing your baby with breast milk. Let that set the stage for your children’s clean and healthy diet. The USDA’s “Choose My Plate” campaign encourages fruits and veggies as half of every meal, paired with lean proteins, whole grains and a few servings of dairy daily. It’s also essential to limit sugar intake from candy and sweets and drinks like juice and soda. Teach your children about nutrition so they can take pride in their healthy diet.

Tip #6: Be a Healthy Lifestyle Advocate in your Community

Advocating for a healthy lifestyle to support National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in your community will help your own family and other families around you. Ways you can be an agent for change in your community are: starting a community garden or initiating a vegetable garden at your child’s school; host family-friendly events where physical activity is at the forefront; develop a lesson plan in the form of a skit or puppet show that you can share with community groups and schools; participate in spreading the word about National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and other like-minded campaigns such as We Can! to educate parents and children on the cause.

Lia’s Inspiring Story of Breastfeeding Twins

Lia's Inspiring Story of Breastfeeding Twins“My first pregnancy was not at all what I had expected.  I wanted an out-of hospital birth, attended by my fabulous midwife/doula team, but discovered at 18 weeks that I was expecting twins! Complications arose and my prenatal care was transferred to specialists in the hospital.  At 30 weeks gestation, I was hospitalized on bedrest and my 2 little boys were born by cesarean section at 34 weeks.

Once I was in recovery, it took 4 requests and 7 hours before a breast pump was provided so I could start the long process of providing milk for 2 preemies.  The lactation consultant was to be out of her office for 4 days, the duration of my hospitalization.   I was determined that even though my pregnancy and delivery were not what I had intended, no one was going to take away my dreams of breastfeeding my babies.

Four weeks of NICU, feeding tubes, the occasional bottle, being required to fortify my pumped milk with formula, finger feeds, SNS and nipple shields were a regular part of life and after 4 months, both boys were exclusively breastfeeding without the need for any “special equipment”.  I realized long after that because I had established my supply with a breast-pump, I produced even more milk than I needed for 2 babies and was able to donate a large quantity of stored milk!

Now, 4 years later, the boys are looking forward to the arrival of our new baby, and we are all very confident in my ability to nourish this little one, just as I have for the twins!”

Lia, Eau Claire, WI La Leche League

The Value of Skin-to-Skin Contact

The Value of Skin-to-Skin ContactSkin-to-skin contact is an essential element of acclimating a newborn to the world outside the womb and its benefits continue throughout infancy. Studies prove that babies, especially preemies, who experience skin-to-skin contact during their first moments, days and weeks of life have healthier outcomes. Today we’re exploring the many benefits of skin-to-skin contact for babies.

Promotes Bonding:  Physical closeness encourages immediate bonding between babies and their parents. Cuddling with the amazing tiny human being you created is one of the perks of parenthood and it is so good for everyone involved. Babies and parents alike get to know each other when they have quality skin-to-skin time. Parents learn their babies’ cries can more easily decipher which ones are for hunger, sleep, discomfort or need for affection. Moms who practice regular skin-to-skin contact have less incidence of postpartum depression and dads experience a closer bond with their babies from the start when they snuggle often.  Creating a strong attachment between parents and children is a critical part of development that affects many aspects of health and wellness for the future of your child.

Regulates Temperature: A baby is used to the warm and cozy conditions of the womb. In the outside world, babies need help maintaining their body temperature. Skin-to-skin contact aids in regulating temperature so babies store energy for growth and are better able to gain weight.

Supports Breastfeeding: Babies who are held close to their mothers have easy access to breastfeeding. Their instincts kick in and help them resourcefully find their mother’s breast and source of food. Studies show that babies who are engaged in skin-to-skin latch better and are more likely to breastfeed exclusively for longer. Skin-to-skin also stimulates milk production as feeling and hearing her baby triggers a mother’s lactation hormones causing more frequent let downs.

Bolsters Immunity: There are many ways newborns are naturally protected from pathogens and skin-to-skin contact is one of them. Being held by mom allows babies to be colonized by the bacteria of their mothers and the same bacteria they were exposed to during gestation. This helps prevent many diseases, sicknesses and allergies. Along with breastfeeding, the TDAP vaccination and some fantastic hormones mothers produce prenatally, babies have a good basis for immune health.

Steadies Heart Rate and Blood Pressure:  Amazingly, when babies are held closely to their mothers, their heart rates sync and blood pressure levels normalize. As the heart pumps blood throughout the body, babies are better able to cope with the new demands of sustaining their own lives.

Boosts Mental Development:  Steadier heart rates and blood pressure give the brain a boost too. Oxygenated blood travels throughout the body including to the brain, which allows babies to be more alert and achieve essential mental development.

Calms Baby: Babies who engage in skin-to-skin cry less because they are comforted by their parents. They also have less of the stress hormone called cortisol and more oxytocin, a feel-good hormone that promotes happiness and bonding.  Many babies experience this bliss immediately after birth when that first snuggle calms their crying.

Encourages Sleep: When babies feel less stressed and more relaxed and secure, they will have better sleep.  Sleep is crucial for physical and cognitive development and makes everyone in the household happier.

Cherish skin-to-skin contact early and often with your baby to experience these incredible benefits!

Sources:  Fit Pregnancy and International Breastfeeding Centre

Tips to Get a Free Breast Pump

Tips to Get a Free Breast PumpBreast milk is the best first food nutrition you can offer your baby. You know it, your doctor knows it and the healthcare industry knows it too.  Breastfeeding support is part of most health insurance plans and is backed by the government. Breast pumps are usually part of this support. Beyond health insurers, government agencies can also be a helpful source for getting a free breast pump if you meet their requirements.  Today we’re offering tips to get a free breast pump.

You may have heard stories about women having difficulty getting a breast pump, whether they are uninsured, can’t afford one, or were trapped by bureaucratic red tape. We’re helping you avoid these landmines with tips to get a free breast pump.

Tip #1: Call your Health Insurance Company during Pregnancy

Most health insurance companies are required by law to provide breastfeeding support including a breast pump rental or provide a free breast pump. Under the Affordable Care Act his is the case with most plans except for those who were grandfathered in prior to the legislation.

However, different plans have different rules and requirements for getting your breast pump.  Start the process early to ensure you maximize your benefits. Some insurers require documentation from your physician. Some specify whether you can get your pump before or after you deliver. Some plans cover a rental for a certain period of time, while others allow you to select a pump to keep free of charge from authorized medical device vendors.  The pump selections are usually limited to certain brands and styles.  Also, you may have to pay for the pump and wait to be reimbursed or the vendor may submit the purchase directly to your insurer without you having to fork over a dime.

While you’re on the phone with your insurance company, ask what other pregnancy, postpartum and lactation benefits they offer. The agent may not initiate telling you but if you ask, they should divulge the benefits covered in your plan. Some insurers offer a telephonic nurse to assist you during pregnancy and postpartum lactation consultations via phone or in-person.

Tip #2: Check with your local WIC Office

The USDA’s Women, Infant and Children program has local offices around the country. Designed primary for low-income households, WIC provides healthcare support for all family members, especially lactating mothers and their babies. Sometimes WIC can provide breast pumps to mothers in need free of charge. The lactation supporters range from IBCLCs, lactation counselors and peer counselors, and they help with many breastfeeding support needs for new moms.

Tip #3: Find out if you are Qualified for a Breast Pump through Medicaid

Families on Medicaid may be eligible for a free breast pump if it is a medical necessity. You will likely have to get a doctor’s prescription and prove why you need the breast pump, whether your baby is unable to latch, you’re returning to work, you must be separated from your baby, or you need help boosting your milk supply.  Even if you are uninsured by a traditional healthcare company, Medicaid may be able to help.

If you run into problems when trying to get a free breast pump, be persistent. You may want to consult your baby’s pediatrician for advice too. A little extra effort is worth it in the long run for a high ticket item such as a breast pump.

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