Author Archives: Bettina Forbes, CLC

Target Employees Bully Breastfeeding Mom Despite Corporate Policy

Although Target issued a corporate statement supporting nursing mothers in 2006, apparently they are still falling short on efforts to educate employees about their policy.   (You may remember the incident in 2006 reported by thelactivist and the incident in … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/14/2011

Alyssa Milano: Charmed by Breastfeeding!

Woohoo! Alyssa Milano and her son Milo, born August 31, are breastfeeding champs!  The super cool actress was super quick to respond to questions from our readers and staff, and we’re thrilled to share them with you. (As usual, we’ve footnoted our … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/12/2011

Great Breastfeeding Quotes

If I had only known when I had my first . . . I definitely experienced a lot of challenges.  As a result, I’m on a mission with every pregnant woman I see!  I’ll ask, “So are you planning to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/24/2011

2011 State of Breastfeeding in the U.S.

This is a one-page summary that we created to send to our celebrity champions for moms, the media and other key influencers that can help us raise awareness of this cause,  change the public perception of breastfeeding, and join us … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/22/2011

Influencing the Influencers: World Pneumonia Day

Behind the scenes at Best for Babes, one of the most important things we do is reach out through our network to connect with influencers who can help us put the “breastfeeding message” on the radar of  highly visible and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/14/2011

Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet . . .

. . . will keep us from racing, the Booby Traps to Beat!  Okay, so I’m paraphrasing the U.S. Post Office creed, or Herodotus, but either way, these were the words that popped into my head when our small but … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/10/2011

What is the WHO-CODE?

The primary purpose of the “WHO-CODE” is to protect mothers and babies from the highly effective, aggressive and predatory marketing of substitutes for breastfeeding (i.e. infant formula, bottles, artificial nipples) at the most vulnerable period of their lives, the birth … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/08/2011

Top 5 Tips for Working and Breastfeeding

While the U.S. still has a long way to go to make employment breastfeeding-friendly for all babes, there has been some great progress recently, and more women are getting into the working and pumping groove.  Who knows, some day soon, the water cooler may be … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/15/2011

On Guilt

Editor’s note: We are so happy to share this post from Martha at The Babe and the Breast.  This post originally appeared on The Babe and the Breast on July 10th, 2011. We felt these words were so powerful that … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/13/2011

Laila Ali Avoids Bottle Booby Trap in Breastfeeding Sydney!

Laila Ali shares her personal breastfeeding story and how different it is for her second child, daughter Sydney, who was born on April 4th.  She also shares her motivational tips and how she communicates with her husband, former NFL receiver Curtis … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/29/2011