Category Archives: Advocacy

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

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

Team Best for Babes® Colorado hits the ground running to Beat the Booby Traps™ and put prevention first!

Miracles do happen.  And dreams too.  It has always been one of ours at Best for Babes® to be the Foundation for the FOUNDATION of human health, and like other Causes, to harness the power of affected individuals to fight … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/31/2011

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