Category Archives: Booby Traps

Booby Traps Series: Booby Traps in the Dentist’s Chair

This post is the 56th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. “I have to have some dental work done next week, and they will be using local anesthesia. When I … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Did you get good breastfeeding care when your baby was jaundiced?

This post is the 57th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Jaundice (neonatal hyperbilirubinemia*) is the most common reason why babies are readmitted to the hospital in the first two … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Six breastfeeding myths you might hear at the doctor’s office

This is the 56th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Why there so many myths about breastfeeding, I don’t know.  But I do know that our health care providers, … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: What part of “six months of exclusive breastfeeding” don’t our providers understand?

This post is the 55th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Have you heard any of these statements at your four or five month well child visit? “She looks great!  … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Need to be hospitalized while breastfeeding? Watch out for these Booby Traps.

This post is the 54th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Some of us will find ourselves back in the hospital for tests or procedures during the course of breastfeeding.  … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Too many mothers with milk supply problems get formula, not breastfeeding help

This post is the 53rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Milk supply concerns are a top reason why women stop breastfeeding before they want to.  So you’d think that … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Our checklist for a breastfeeding-friendly birth

This post is the 54th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Just as we’ve done for the prenatal and newborn period Booby Traps, we’ve created a checklist for beating the … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Moms with breastfeeding pain suffer when providers don’t know how to help

This post is the 55th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pain with breastfeeding is a leading cause of early weaning.  So when moms are in pain and turn to … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Please fill out our survey on formula “gift” bags!

This is the 51st in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Can you help us collect information about the distribution of formula “gift” bags?  Read on and answer our survey below! … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: How “never bedshare” leads breastfeeding moms to more dangerous sleep arrangements

This is the 50th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You’ve probably heard the sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics:  Sleep with your baby in the same … Continue reading

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