Breast is Best, Yet Not Always the Most Realistic Option

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Web site educates new mothers of the benefits of breast pumping.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding throughout the baby's first year of life, but this practice is not always an option for new mothers who have experienced long, excruciating labor, newborn nursing complications, post-partum depression or those who must return to work within 12 weeks of labor. Because of the many health benefits of breast feeding, our society pressures mothers to bring the baby to breast exclusively.

Exclusive breast feeding is not for every mother. By educating these frustrated and confused mothers of alternative feeding options, Wendy Williamson, of, hopes to bring relief to discouraged mothers throughout the nation.

“The inability to successfully complete the beautiful fantasy of rocking quietly in a serene environment as baby suckles at a contented mother’s breast often stirs feelings of guilt, depression, inadequacy, anger and many other emotions in new mothers,” says Wendy Williamson, a mother of three children and advocate for breast pumping. “ is a Web site designed to encourage breast pumping as a more realistic and healthful feeding alternative for discouraged mothers.”

A benefit to pumping is emotional stability that some mothers might experience from a few extra moments of sleep, as well as the confidence of witnessing the baby consuming their milk. Breast pumping encourages the development of emotional connection not only with the mother, but with all family members who volunteer to feed the new baby.

By educating new mothers about the benefits of breast pumping, a large population of women who encounter a variety of breast feeding complications will be rest assured that both they, and their baby, can obtain the nourishment they need to live a healthy and happy life.

About is a Web site geared toward educating new mothers about the great benefits of breast pumping for both baby and mother. Wendy Williamson, mother of three and founder of, hopes to create a greater awareness of donating breast milk and breast pumps to mothers who want to provide their milk to premature or ill babies.

To learn more about breast pumping, and Wendy Williamson, please visit


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