Category Archives: Blog

Rebecca Ruhlen: I Sweat for the Love of Moms and Babies!

You gotta love Rebecca Ruhlen!  She’s a Breastfeeding USA counselor, a mom, and a newcomer to the athletics for a cause scene.  Which is why her story about how she became one of the top fundraisers nationally for Team We … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/17/2013

Gabby Reece on Breastfeeding and Exercise Part II and Book Giveaway!

Here’s Part II of Best for Babes’ exclusive interview with our Champ for Moms Gabby Reece,  fitness expert, author, and wise-mom-philosopher,  on exercise for nursing Babes! To win a hand signed copy of Gabby’s inspiring new book, My Foot is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/11/2013

Science You Can Use: Could breastfeeding lower your risk of Alzheimer’s?

Could breastfeeding during your childbearing years mean a lower risk of Alzheimer’s in your sixties and beyond? A provocative new study which has found an association between breastfeeding and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease raises that possibility. This small … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/05/2013

Booby Traps Series: This Labor Day, ask Congress to extend federal pumping law to all moms

You may have heard that the federal health care reform law of 2010 (known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) requires employers to provide reasonable break time in a non-bathroom location to pump their milk. But did you know … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/02/2013

Booby Traps Series: To normalize breastfeeding, start in the schools.

The back to school season got me thinking:  Where where better to start with the project of normalizing breastfeeding than with kids, who hold the attitudes of the future? Exposure to breastfeeding does change attitudes in kids.   Research has … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/28/2013

More Help Coming for Underfunded Breastfeeding Cause!

Consider these numbers: Susan G. Komen raised $372 million last year through donations, corporate sponsorships, and race entry fees.  Charity Navigator reports on another 28 breast cancer charities, which along with Komen raise a total of $1.7 billion annually. The American Cancer Society raised $723 million in 2011. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/23/2013

Booby Traps Series: How a History of Sexual Abuse Affects Breastfeeding

If Penny Simkin, author of When Survivors Give Birth, is right, between 25% and 40% of all women may be survivors of early sexual abuse. And if that’s the case, many women of child-bearing age may face an often invisible … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/21/2013

LPGA’s Danah Bordner: I Golf For the Love of Moms & Babies!

We asked Best for Babes Champion for Moms and LPGA Pro Golfer Danah Bordner  for her top tips and tricks for training while breastfeeding. We are so proud of Danah for playing the U.S. Women’s Open this summer with a 7 month old baby in arms!  … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/15/2013

Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! Krista Cornish Scott Sweats for the Love of Moms and Babies!

Each week during our Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! Nationwide Fitness Challenge with Breastfeeding USA in honor of National Breastfeeding Month,  we are profiling an amazing participant and sharing her story of why and how she is boldly going … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/13/2013

Booby Traps Series: Donor milk use is growing in NICUs, but not fast enough for some babies.

Last year a friend of mine had a baby in the U.K.  Her baby was preterm, and I was doing what I could over email to help with breastfeeding while her baby was in the NICU. Anticipating that she might … Continue reading

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