Category Archives: Support 360

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

Why a doula is your BFF (BreastFeeding Friend)

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”  – John H. Kennell, MD Doulas (trained support people for childbirth and postpartum) are associated with some great things:  shorter labors, less interventions, fewer c-sections, and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/30/2011

Dr. Wendy Walsh on Breastfeeding Critics

I’m going to begin this blog with the best possible news in the world. I nursed for a total of six years (three years with each kid) and I received far more positive, encouraging words from strangers and intimates alike, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/28/2011

Talking with Doctors about Breastfeeding

The doctor-patient relationship is based on an assumption that, as a general rule, the doctor knows more about health care than the patient does. This is as it should be: obviously, a patient cannot continue to seek care from a doctor … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/14/2011

Is “Try Formula” the Answer to Breastfeeding Guilt?

“It’s okay to try formula, you know.” Those are the words our family doctor uttered when I burst into tears in her office when my first born child was four weeks old and still hadn’t latched on once. I’d been … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/31/2011

For Baby’s Grandmother: Info about breastfeeding and tips to help the breastfeeding Babe

This is the sixth and final post in our special series for Mother’s Day, themed “Rebuilding the Circle.”  We asked Laura Keegan, RN, FNP to create a letter for daughters to give to their mothers that discusses the decision to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/10/2011

Rebuilding the Circle: When You Have Your Own Baby, You Really Want Your Mom

This is the fifth post in our special series for Mother’s Day, themed “Rebuilding the Circle.”  We asked Laura Keegan, RN, FNP to create a letter for daughters to give to their mothers that discusses the decision to breastfeed.  Laura … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/07/2011

Rebuilding the Circle: A Very Delicate Subject

This is the fourth post in our special series for Mother’s Day, themed “Rebuilding the Circle.”  Sometimes, connecting with our own moms as we nurse our babies can be our biggest breastfeeding hurdle – but it’s one we can clear … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/06/2011