Category Archives: Booby Traps

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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Last revised on 10/28/2012

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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Last revised on 10/23/2012

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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Last revised on 10/16/2012

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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Last revised on 10/02/2012

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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Last revised on 09/28/2012

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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Last revised on 09/19/2012

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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Last revised on 09/12/2012

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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Last revised on 09/05/2012

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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Last revised on 08/29/2012

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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Last revised on 08/28/2012