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New Dads David Rak and Oren Henry share their journey to fatherhood and how the pressure to source breastmilk is even felt by Gay Dads by Aliza Friedlander, Milk-Drunk Contributor Growing up, David Rak and Oren Henry always wanted to be dads. It was a desire the couple bonded over early in their relationship. Their wish became reality four-and-a-half months ago when they welcomed their daughter Maya Isabella into the world. “I love just holding the bottle and holding her close,” says David, 40. “I love having her look up at me and catch my gaze. We will stare at each other while she’s drinking and every so often, I see a smile. It’s such a connective moment, like she is memorizing my face. At times, she will smile, lose the bottle nipple and milk will dribble down her face. It’s a funny, beautiful moment.” Oren added, “Before Maya was…

by Kelsey Mulvey, Milk-Drunk Contributor Writing about pregnancy is new, foreign terrain. I just turned 28 years-old, have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for over five years, and while we do talk about our future, babies are not in the cards yet. (Read: No, I’m not pregnant.) Still, my partner and I are planners. We talk about sharing the roles of good cop and bad cop, sending our non-existent kids to college, and fostering their work ethic. We’re in no rush to start a family but, as so many of my friends splash their pregnancy announcements on Instagram, I can’t help but think about how I would handle this exciting milestone. Would I want a home birth? (Probably not.) Would I ask for an epidural? (Definitely.) Would I breastfeed? Believe it or not, it’s been something I’ve been thinking a lot about these days. For a while,…

To the question of is organic formula better than regular formula? It may be said that the answer is not clear cut. Now, it may seem as if this is a ‘getaway’ answer, saying something without saying anything but it’s not. In actuality, saying there is no clear cut answer is the truth. Organic is in and more and more it may seem that companies are finding reasons to add ‘organic’ to their label. Although with good reasoning. However, the result of this then, is that some consumers don’t even bother to read the list ingredients. As a consumer, you should feel empowered to actually read the list of ingredients in your baby’s formula. You shouldn’t shy away from going a bit more in-depth. To support this, this article will break down exactly why the answer isn’t clear cut when it comes to answering the popular question ‘Is Organic Formula…

There are many reasons why you may want to supplement breastfeeding with formula feeding. For some mothers, there is the realization that breastfeeding may not be enough or there may be some time constraints. Whatever your reasoning, this article will provide you with an informational guide to the process of supplementing with formula as well as how to pair formula feeding with breastfeeding. Although you don’t hear it talked about very often, supplementing with formula is quite common and quite achievable. You just have to find the right strategy and the right formula. With that being said, let’s get into the topic: Supplementing with formula: How to pair with breastfeeding. Why Supplementing With Formula Is a Good Idea Often new mothers may feel pressured either by outer forces or internal thoughts to do things a certain way. This is often normal and quite common but it doesn’t have to be.…