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

Military Mom – Deanna Kerkhoff “Mil’k Mommas”

This post is about more than just a mother breastfeeding and pumping and providing for her child. This post shows us what motherhood in the military looks like. This post shows us a mother who wears her uniform with honor and professionalism while giving her child the very best start in life. This post is… Continue Reading

Powerful Photo of Airman Breastfeeding Shows Us What Motherhood in the Military Looks Like

This photo is more than just that of a mother breastfeeding her child. This photo is more than just that of a member of the Air Force Reserves breastfeeding her toddler in uniform. This is a photo that shows us what motherhood in the military looks like. This photo shows us a mother who is… Continue Reading

Milk-Sharing in the Military: What You Need to Know

For mothers serving in the military, milk sharing is a very real need. Due to the many challenges inherent in serving in the military, such as a lack of place and time to pump, military mothers often have low milk supply issues and must either resort to giving their babies formula or find human milk… Continue Reading

TRICARE and Breastpumps: What is Covered and What Isn’t

**This is an older post — please visit UPDATED TRICARE LACTATION POLICY: WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT ISN’T or YOUR TOP 20 TRICARE LACTATION POLICY QUESTIONS ANSWERED for up-to-date information** There is a lot of confusion and many questions surrounding this topic.  Does Tricare cover breastpumps? If so, what kind of breastpump? Does Tricare cover breastpumps for… Continue Reading

Challenge Coins to Support Breastfeeding in the Military

Why a Challenge Coin for breastfeeding in the military?  Because breastfeeding while serving in the armed forces is tough with multiple challenges to overcome and breastfeeding rates have been shown to increase when mothers feel supported.  A Challenge Coin signifies accomplishment and provides a tangible piece of evidence for a job well done. As a US… Continue Reading

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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.

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

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