Author Archives: Bettina Forbes, CLC

NonProfit Alliance: Who Can You REALLY Trust to Support Mothers & Babies?

Nonprofit organizations have tremendous influence and reach. They play a critical role in educating families, health care providers, and the mainstream public. Their noncommercial reach also provides a desperately needed counter-balance to the billions in marketing spent by commercial companies. Nonprofits ensure people get all … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/05/2016

“Cuz the Nipple is Dope” — Actress & Filmmaker Lena Dunham

Breastfeeding has a new champion.   Actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham posted a picture of her nursing friend Sarah Sophie Flicker  on Instagram yesterday: “My @sarahsophief feeding the brand new Dusty. I made the flower crown and she added the flower censor. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/16/2013

Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

We’ve known for a while that when it comes to sagging breasts in mothers, it’s pregnancy, not breastfeeding, that’s the culprit.    In fact, one study suggests that skin texture and appearance is actually better (more toned) in breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/13/2013

Best Breastfeeding Deals & Giveaways for Breastfeeding Month, August 2013!

Here’s a roundup of great deals courtesy of our wonderful sponsors, in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, August 2013.   All of our sponsors are WHO-CODE compliant and meet the rigorous criteria of our C.A.R.E. – WHO Alliance, pledging … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/09/2013

Help Baby Charlotte Get Enough Banked Miracle Milk™!

After suffering a severe traumatic brain injury in December that was originally deemed fatal, Charlotte Rose continues to defy all odds!  Not only is she alive but she is thriving, due in part to her daily infusions of mothers milk.   … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/21/2013

Thank you to all the moms who donate their Miracle Milk(R)!

Late yesterday, we received this picture and thank you note from Baby Charlotte Rose’s grandmother  wanting to express her gratitude to ALL of the mothers who have donated their milk to help her grandbaby recover from a fatal severe traumatic … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/13/2013

Lack of Breastfeeding is a Key Factor in Autoimmune & Allergy Pandemic

By William Parker, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine Post-industrial cultures face a barrage of pandemics of allergic and autoimmune diseases.  (Pandemics are epidemics which occur in multiple regions of the planet simultaneously.) These pandemics involve … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/04/2012

Breastfeeding Moms Head to Washington DC for Great Nurse-In

The Great Nurse-In will be held on August 4, 2012, 9:00am-4:00pm, on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  It will feature events and activities that support and empower current and future nursing mothers, and that educate and engage non-nursing community … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/09/2012

Alanis Morissette Ok With Breastfeeding Son Until He’s Six, Shares Nursing Picture

Alanis Morissette announced on Good Morning America today that she will breastfeed her son as long as he wants, even if that is age 5 or 6.   This is the strongest statement yet from the Grammy-award winning singer, who … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/31/2012

Idaho Women Pressure Legislators to Enact Laws to Protect Breastfeeding Moms

A dedicated group of moms are seeking legislative change for the state of Idaho which will provide breastfeeding protection backed with enforcement provisions. The Idaho Breastfeeding Law Coalition has banded together, using a Facebook Group as a hub, to make … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/15/2012