Guest Post: The Breastfeeding Shop

Hi! I am the proud owner of The Breastfeeding Shop! I am a mom of 2 little boys, an entrepreneur and a supporter of breastfeeding. Put those things together and The Breastfeeding Shop was born! I have always been a working mom, and I had to go back to work after baby #1 was born… Continue Reading

Military CAH Game Pokes Fun at Breastfeeding. It’s Not Funny.

You may have seen the post on Army Times about the new Cards Against Humanity (CAH) style game, Disgruntled Decks, the hilarious — and at times *very* offensive — brainchild of 1st Lt. Matthew Coble.  He wanted to adapt Cards Against Humanity for a military audience, so he set about forming a community online from… Continue Reading

SecDef Announces 12 Weeks Maternity Leave and More

Today the Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, announced as part of his Force of the Future initiative, a DoD-wide expansion of maternity leave (no longer called convalescent leave) to 12 weeks among other initiatives.  This move increases the maternity leave for Army and Air Force personnel by 6 weeks, but also reduces by 6 weeks… Continue Reading

WBW 2015: Let’s Make It Work (in the Military)

It’s World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) which runs every year from Aug 1-7 and this year’s theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work”. World Breastfeeding Week is a chance to highlight the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and babies.  This year the focus is on encouraging everyone to understand needs of working women who… Continue Reading

Celebrating Breastfeeding Support in the Military this 4th of July!

There is much to celebrate this 4th of July if you are a breastfeeding mom serving in the military. There have been a number of amazing changes in policy that offer more support for breastfeeding, and motherhood in general in the military, than any other time in the past decade. Keep in mind though that… Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Support on Father’s Day

Thanks to Jarold ‘Tom’ Johnston, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, LTC(R), AN, Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC for this guest post on the BFinCB Blog about how fathers can provide breastfeeding support just in time for Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to all of the supportive and loving fathers. Every year breastfeeding support pages abound with helpful advice… Continue Reading

Introducing Mom2Mom Global: Military Breastfeeding Support Around the World

This is a guest post by Amy Smolinski, MA, CLC, ALC , the Executive Director of Mom2Mom Global, an international breastfeeding peer support organization that seeks to address the unique needs of breastfeeding families in the U.S. military.  She is an Army wife, and a breastfeeding mother. Research has shown time and again that peer… Continue Reading

Your Top 20 TRICARE Lactation Policy Questions Answered

If you are in the military or know someone in the military, you’ve probably heard the rumors swirling around about TRICARE finally offering breast pumps, supplies and lactation counseling.  The rumors are true and last week I wrote a post about the Updated TRICARE Lactation Policy and was immediately inundated with numerous questions and comments on… Continue Reading

Updated TRICARE Lactation Policy: What is Covered and What Isn’t

TRICARE-eligible military moms and spouses can receive breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies and lactation services for free via TRICARE under the newly revised lactation policy released today. In the past there has been a lot of confusion and many questions surrounding TRICARE coverage of breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies and lactation services. Hopefully this post will clarify… Continue Reading

Military Mom – Mary Fessner-Tarjanyi: USAFR Musician, Breastfeeding Mom, Support Group Leader

These photos are more than just those of a mother breastfeeding and pumping and providing for her child.  These photos show us what motherhood in the military looks like. These photos show us a mother who wears her uniform with honor and professionalism while giving her children the very best start in life. These photos… Continue Reading

Our Vision

To create a community where military mothers can share experiences, find information, and offer support in order to successfully breastfeed their babies while serving in the military.

Our Mission

BFinCB is committed to advocating, informing and supporting all breastfeeding personnel serving in the military.

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