Breastfeeding Laws in Utah

On Monday September 22nd we had a concerned mom talk about her struggle to pump during her 12 hour work shift without getting slack for it.  Below is some info that we were able to find hoping to help.

Here is their website. There are a lot of good links there: http://www.utahbreastfeeding.org/

 
I also found some other information to support pumping mothers at work. http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx
 
The law states:
“Among many provisions, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express milk.” 
 
I’m not sure if this will be of help to her since Luke is nearing a year, but she needs to have a good conversation with her supervisor about her needs and she needs to discuss how the benefits of nursing past a year. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recomend that moms breastfeed forat least 2 years and practice baby led weaning. I can help her locate these articles/research on breastfeeding past a year if she needs help. I think it would help her greatly to come armed with these documents when speaking to her supervisor.
 
How uncomfortable to not be able to pump every 3 hours! How can a woman focus on helping other women when her breasts are engorged?  Here is an article on how to talk to your employer about nursing breaks:
 
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Updates 8.20.14

Blog PostcardHello Ladies!
 
Tomorrow on Wednesday August 20th  we plan on having a discussion about “Menstrual Cups” led by Teisha Hinton with doTERRA.  We look forward to having anyone who is interested in learning more or sharing what they know about this alternative to tampons.
 
Also, this coming Saturday is Free2Feeds “End of Summer Pool Party”!!  Robyn Lamoreaux will be demonstrating an infant swim technique so please come and join us!  I will need an RSVP by this Thursday August 21st- all family members are welcomed, lunch will be provided simply bring a dish to share!
 
A special thanks to Dayna Player Robinson for a great turn out at our “Bra Talk” last week at Free2Feed!  We welcome Megan Smith as one of our new Moms 🙂
 
And has everyone heard about Javlan Animal Park??  A Zoo, yes here in St. George!!  We need your help to get it here so you’ll be hearing about this too at F2F!
 
Hugs to all the new babies and looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow at 11:30am.
 
 

Downtown Farmers Market 8.9.14

Thank you once again Sarah Clark and Karen Allen for your support and help at the Downtown Farmers Market this past Saturday.  It was a huge success, we were able to share with people about our organization, car decals were handed out to about 6 breastfeeding enthusiasts and we met 3 new Moms!  Please welcome Jessica Main and 6 month old boy Knox, Emily Creason and 2 1/2 year old Piper and Rachel Federman with 6 month old darling Mara.  
 
Brittney Callister, Katie Johnson and Elizabeth Shelley- thanks for coming to visit our booth 🙂
 
For those who missed it and want to help us next time, we will be setting up on September 20th from 7:30am-Noon.
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F2F Recap 8.6.14

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Hello Ladies,
 
Thanks to KerryAnn Humphries for putting together The Big Latch On 2014!!
 
This coming week on Wednesday is one that can include all women, nursing or not!  We will be hosting our guest speaker Dayna Player Robinson from My Fit Custom Bras.  She will be doing fittings on anyone who needs it and is interested in a personalized bra.  Her bras are designed for every women and are nursing friendly.
 
This coming Friday August 15th Chantel Blackburn, a local doula, will be teaching an introduction to Essential Oils at The Real Foods Market in St. George at 7:00pm.  On this same note, I will be placing a doTERRA order if anyone needs anything please let me know!
 
Don’t forget about our end of the summer “F2F Pool Party” on Saturday August 23rd from 10-1pm all family members are welcomed!  Robyn Lamoreaux will be demonstrating her infant swim technique at 11:00am.  Everyone is welcomed to come, we will be serving lunch at Noon, an RSVP is needed for an official head count!
 
Thank you once again Sarah Clark and Karen Allen for your support and help at the Downtown Farmers Market this past Saturday.  It was a huge success, we were able to share with people about our organization, car decals were handed out to about 6 breastfeeding enthusiasts and we met 3 new Moms!  Please welcome Jessica Main and 6 month old boy Knox, Emily Creason and 2 1/2 year old Piper and Rachel Federman with 6 month old darling Mara.  
 
For those who missed it and want to help us next time, we will be setting up on September 20th from 7:30am-Noon.
 
 
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Skin Care Class Recap 6.20.14

lavender-150x150Laura Bradford, is a holistic esthetician and owner of Salis Skincare and Spa and has created a line of natural skin care products. They are truly natural products, and are so safe you could even eat them (though we don’t recommend you do). Her facial wash can be used safely on a daily basis and clears away bad bacteria, while keeping the good bacteria on you skin. Just like we want to have healthy gut flora, we also want to have healthy flora on our skin. She also talked about the benefits of eating healthy, nutrient dense foods and staying away from processed, sugary, foods as this can cause skin problems and also wrinkles.

We talked moisturizers and how they often contain things that are harmful to our bodies. Remember our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and everything we put on it goes into our blood stream. It’s wise to consider everything you put on your skin and ask yourself this question: If I wouldn’t eat this, should I be putting it on my skin? A great way to moisturize your skin is to use oil. Jojoba (pronounced hohoba), sweet almond, avocado, or olive oil are excellent options. Try them and see your skin improve!

Some great questions came up in the meeting and Laura’s answers are below.

Q. What is a good toner to use?
A. Bragg’s Raw Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water (1:2 ratio). This is a wonderful ph balancer for the skin, and will also help to give you skin an even tone and get rid of dark spots. Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice also works great too (this product must be refrigerated though).

Q. What else can be used to get rid of sun spots?
A. Food grade (3 percent) hydrogen peroxide (not the kind from the grocery store. Food grade hydrogen peroxide can be purchased at health food stores or online). This can be applied directly to the affected spots. Improving your diet and protein absorption, by eating gut healing foods can keep results long term.

Q. I have oily skin, what should I use?
A. This sounds strange, but using one of the oils we talked about will help you eliminate oily skin. When a person’s skin is oily, their skin is actually dehydrated and it sends a signal to their body to produce lots and lots of oils to rehydrate it. By giving your skin what it needs–oil– you will actually decrease the oiliness of your skin. Do it for two weeks and you will see a dramatic change.

We’d like to give a huge thank you to Laura for coming all the way from Salt Lake City to hold a special skin care class for our F2F moms. For more information on Laura’s products and services visit her at salisskincare.com or facebook.com/salisskincare. If you are interested in purchasing any of her products, let us know and we can put in a group order and save on shipping.