Category Archives: Advocacy

WBW 2011: a Buck a Boob!

This World Breastfeeding Week, we’re focused on you, Babe. We’re thinking of the Babes who’ve fallen to the Booby Traps and the ones who don’t have to in the future. We’re thinking of Babes who are breastfeeding right now, who … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/29/2011

ILCA 2011: Babes on the Ground, Beating the Booby Traps!

We are so sorry we couldn’t be at the ILCA conference this year due to conflicting schedules, but we are STILL on a high from the enthusiastic response to our presentation last year on “Why Breastfeeding Needs a Makeover”! We … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/16/2011

Blog Comment Policy

The BfB blog is a hoppin’ place lately! We’ve had guest posts-galore, new volunteers writing (thank you!), and some great celeb interviews lately. We’ve also had to moderate some comments.  We’d like to share with you why we’ve moderated in … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/15/2011

Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

As most of you have probably heard by now, the new federal healthcare legislation (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) includes a provision creating new baseline protections for working and pumping moms.  Since there is still a great deal … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/27/2011

To Out-Foxx Proposal to Cut WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program, Cut the WORD “Support”!

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) introduced an amendment to a House spending bill that would eliminate funding for a peer counseling and support program for low-income women who want to breastfeed.  The peer counselor program is run through WIC, the Special … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/16/2011

The Risk of Overzealous Lactivism

Like many in the breastfeeding community, I was outraged when I saw recent reports about a new ordinance in a suburb of Atlanta that prohibited public breastfeeding of a child over two.  The issue quickly went viral in breastfeeding circles, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/06/2011

What is Best for Babes?The Mission, the Model, the Message and the Method

What is Best for Babes? The Mission, the Model, the Method and the Message Here’s a riddle for you: What do you get when you cross Demi Moore’s iconic nude pregnancy photo, with the Nike Swoosh™ (and Michael Jordan in a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/25/2011

Donate to BfB for FREE!

Donate to Best for Babes…for free? How does that work?! All you have to do is “like” our Facebook page! It really is that easy! Three fabulous companies – Earth Mama Angel Baby, My Brest Friend, & Simple Wishes – … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/03/2011

Will donor milk save or sink breastfeeding?

Whenever there is another article about donor milk, I do a happy dance.  Last week there was a great article in about the increasing competition between milk banks and milk sharing organizations for excess milk from producing mothers.  In February, a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/18/2011

It’s Not a “Nanny State,” It’s a Booby Trap Nation!

By now, you’ve probably heard Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann’s inaccurate and inflammatory quote about the IRS ruling reversal that allows breast pumps and pump supplies tax-sheltered status: “I’ve given birth to five babies and I breast-fed every single one,” Bachmann … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/29/2011