Category Archives: Support 360

The Latest on Latching

Long before books and the Internet, women were breastfeeding their babies. How on earth did they manage without all the instructions about asymmetrical latch, C-hold, cross cradle and football holds and wide gape?! They managed because back then, breastfeeding was … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/21/2011

Top 5 Tips for Working and Breastfeeding

While the U.S. still has a long way to go to make employment breastfeeding-friendly for all babes, there has been some great progress recently, and more women are getting into the working and pumping groove.  Who knows, some day soon, the water cooler may be … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/15/2011

Joint Commission Urges Breastfeeding Babes To Be Proactive, Not Aggressive

The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits and certifies many healthcare organizations and programs in the US, and fear of losing that approval is a very real thing, says Tanya, at Motherwear’s blog. Their campaign “Speak Up™” encourages … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/01/2011

Top 5 Free Gifts for the Nursing Babe-to-Be

One of the best things about breastfeeding is that when all goes right, and especially if you don’t have to return to work, it can be totally free — extras are optional. So when you have a friend who is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/29/2011

“If I’ve hired a doula, do I really need a lactation consultant?” Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC

I was recently reminded of just how much I like doulas. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I was asked to speak at the 2011 Doulas of North America (DONA) conference in Boston. I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/25/2011

Institute of Medicine’s Recommendations Have Been Officially Adopted!

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently made recommendations that would help aim medical professionals in the right direction, by urging cost-free lactation assistance in hospital and other healthcare settings, as well making lactation aids like pump rentals cost-free, even free … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/10/2011

Single Babe Breastfeeding: It CAN Be Done!

It was 2 a.m. My bedroom was pitch black and I awoke to feel the hot body of my fevered toddler beside me. She had a terrible cold. And the only way she could console herself was to breastfeed. But … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/26/2011

Institute of Medicine’s New Recommendations Could Mean Great Things for Babes

Booby Traps are everywhere — from your OB’s office, to your pediatrician, your mom or best friend, and even cell phone apps. The Institute of Medicine released new report which makes recommendations that, when combined with grassroots efforts like our own, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/25/2011

Forget Breast vs Formula: It’s about support!

In her book Is Breast Best? Taking on the Breastfeeding Experts and the New High Stakes of Motherhood (New York University Press, 2010), Joan Wolf makes some points that resonate with me. I too find myself frustrated when we treat … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/14/2011

14 Ways for Dads to be Engaged with their Breastfed babes

“Dad needs to feed the baby so he can bond.” We’ve all heard that, right? What the misleading misnomer, but more importantly, such an emotional Booby Trap, since it leads Babes to feel the need to supplement or pump, and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/11/2011