Category Archives: Booby Traps

Booby Traps Series: Big hospitals to be evaluated on exclusive breastfeeding rates by the Joint Commission

This post is the 65th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Here’s a big piece of news in the fight against Booby Traps:  The Joint Commission will now require larger … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: 30% of working moms report taking no maternity leave. 40% say they take 6 weeks or less. Meet one of the biggest Booby Traps of them all.

This is the 64th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last year the U.S. earned a distinction no country would be proud of:  worst in the world for breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Did your child care provider support breastfeeding? It makes a difference.

This post is the 63rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week a mother in Toronto spoke out after being told that she couldn’t nurse her twins in the … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Let’s give thanks for this year’s Booby Trap-busting developments

This is the 62nd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You might think that writing each week about Booby Traps would make one feel pretty discouraged. But I’m … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Our checklist for avoiding the Booby Traps in the early days of breastfeeding at home

This is the 61st post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For the last few months I’ve been writing about Booby Traps in the early days of breastfeeding.  As I’ve … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Results from our formula gifts survey! Check out the trends we found in your answers.

This is the 60th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Recently we asked you to share your experience with formula “gift bags” on our survey.  We thank the over … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Dispensing bad advice at the pharmacy counter

This post is the 59th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You may know that nursing moms often get poor advice from providers about medications, but did you … Continue reading

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98% of Babies Are Breastfed in Bangladesh — Does That Mean There Are No Booby Traps?

According to the WHO Global Data Bank on Infant and Young Child Feeding, 98% of babies in Bangladesh are breastfed and the average age of weaning is 33 months. Dig even deeper and you’ll see that 95% of one year … Continue reading

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Booby Trap Series: If you need to supplement with formula, avoid these Booby Traps

This post is the 58th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Sometimes supplementing a breastfed baby is necessary in the early days and weeks after birth.* When it is, it’s … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “Crying helps you get an appointment faster.” Was your baby tongue tied?

This post is the 57th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. “Cry when you get the receptionist on the phone.  Just tell her that you really need to see the … Continue reading

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