Category - Breastfeeding

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Birth & Babies Fair comes to Montgomery County
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Breastfeeding Center to premiere its documentary and screen Milky Way this Friday
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Learning and Fun at MommyCon DC 2016!
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Breastfeeding Center produces “Nourish, Flourish, Connect” events August 1-7
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Get ready for MommyCon DC 2016! + giveaway
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Medela Recycles DC Event
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MommyCon DC 2015
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MommyCon comes to DC August 22: Plan your day!
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Local events celebrate National Breastfeeding Month in Metro DC
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Meet new Mindful Healthy Life contributor Joanna Eddy!

Birth & Babies Fair comes to Montgomery County

This fall marks the first time the DC Birth & Babies Fair is venturing out of the District. Organized by Eat-Sleep-Love Maternity & Parenting Center, the Birth & Babies Fair of Montgomery County will take place Sunday, October 9 at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Read More

Breastfeeding Center to premiere its documentary and screen Milky Way this Friday

The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington is hosting a movie night on Friday, September 16 at nearby GWU Hospital to premiere the Stone Soup Films documentary about the non-profit organization and to screen the full-length breastfeeding film, The Milky Way. Read More

Learning and Fun at MommyCon DC 2016!

Mindful Healthy Life was thrilled to be a part of MommyCon DC 2016 at the DC Convention Center on July 23. With more than a thousand attendees and more than 50 awesome exhibitors, it was an amazing and inspiring day full of workshops, discussions and terrific shopping with brands and businesses moms can feel great about!

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Breastfeeding Center produces “Nourish, Flourish, Connect” events August 1-7

The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington is putting on a full week of classes and workshops called “Nourish, Flourish, Connect” during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7.

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Get ready for MommyCon DC 2016! + giveaway

Returning to the DC Convention Center for a second year on Saturday, July 23 is MommyCon, a conference that educates natural-minded parents on breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering and other holistic choices for healthy families. Read More

Medela Recycles DC Event

Medela

Medela Recycles and Forty Weeks recently invited Mindful Healthy Life to an event at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC with local blogger and Medela Ambassador Jessica Slovak McFadden, writer at A Parent in Silver Spring and A Parent in America, who donated two hospital grade breast pumps to help the pumping mothers staying at the RMHC. Read More

MommyCon DC 2015

The DC Convention Center filled with hundreds of parents, many wearing their little ones, to attend MommyCon last month. MommyCon is a natural and organic boutique style conference that attracts local and corporate vendors and parents hoping to learn, shop and win some swag! After coming to nearby Philadelphia for the past few years, MommyCon made its DC debut this year in August. Read More

MommyCon comes to DC August 22: Plan your day!

MommyCon is a conference for natural-minded moms that supports breastfeeding, babywearing and other holistic choices for healthy families.

I was so excited to learn that DC-area moms would be able to enjoy this event on August 22 when MommyCon comes to the DC Convention Center for a full day of fun and education, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mindful Healthy Life is pleased to offer this glimpse behind the scenes for newcomers, including an exclusive Q&A with the organizers to help you plan for Saturday.

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Local events celebrate National Breastfeeding Month in Metro DC

Last week was World Breastfeeding Week, and August is National Breastfeeding Month. My family and I celebrated by attending a local Big Latch On Event. The Big Latch (or BLO) on is an event that takes place on the first days of World Breastfeeding Week where moms go to latch their babies at the same time to be counted in a world-wide total. The goal each year is to host enough breastfeeding moms to break the previous record. Tallies for this year have exceeded 9,000. In Northern Virginia alone, there were at least three BLO events. In DC, the month will close out with the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington‘s annual Breastival.  Read More

Meet new Mindful Healthy Life contributor Joanna Eddy!

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the newest member of our Mindful Healthy Life team, Joanna Eddy, of Holistic Mothering Group, a lactation consultant practice which serves families in Northern Virginia.
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Joanna penned our lovely Mother’s Day post about moms having patience with themselves and will be writing on a variety of topics, including breastfeeding. We’re introducing her today to learn a little more about what she does professionally and as a mom.
 
Jessica: First tell us about the ages of your children and when you got started as a lactation consultant.
Joanna: I actually began my lactation journey before having children of my own. After serving as both a birth and postpartum doula, I recognized the need for offering more lactation based support. To better assist my clients, I wanted to learn all that I could about breastfeeding. In doing so, I not only uncovered my passion, but I truly feel that I have found the best way for me to support others within my community and beyond.
Shortly after becoming an IBCLC, I had my first daughter (now 3.5 years old). Immediately, we faced breastfeeding challenges when a hemorrhage left me without colostrum. Through the amazing support from husband, my LC sisters, and close friends and family, my daughter and I were able to overcome our issues and breastfeed until my next daughter was born almost three years later. She is 9 months olds and, again, we faced some breastfeeding issues and needed support. I think that my experiences only further validate how essential breastfeeding support is.

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