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Donate breastmilk for breast cancer research!

If you are interested in donating breastmilk for this research effort, please visit the UMass Breastmilk Lab website to learn about current studies! Could your breastmilk hold clues to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer? It’s a question under … Continue reading

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Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

We’ve known for a while that when it comes to sagging breasts in mothers, it’s pregnancy, not breastfeeding, that’s the culprit.    In fact, one study suggests that skin texture and appearance is actually better (more toned) in breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Students should have the right to pump on campus.

“When I got to the room I was using to pump, there was someone in it taking a nap.” “I found a carrel in the library, but it wasn’t very private.” “I heard there’s a secret room in the Whitmore … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Are popular pregnancy and parenting magazines good or bad for breastfeeding?

Have you picked up a parenting magazine in your pediatrician’s waiting room recently?  What messages did you find – in both content and advertising – about breastfeeding? Print media may not have the the influence it once did over mothers’ … Continue reading

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Pediatric Practice Races for the Breastfeeding Cause

If we had to choose just one Breastfeeding Booby Trap® that trips moms up more than any other, it would be the lack of consistent education and training among medical professionals about breastfeeding.  We know this may come as a huge … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: From “Ew, gross” to “Isn’t that too old?” TV and film depictions of breastfeeding.

Let’s state something right away:  TV and film are entertainment.  We get that. We know that when we turn on the set or stream a movie, what we see is meant to make us laugh, cry, cringe, shudder, and maybe … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Anthem gets an A, Humana gets an F. What grade did your insurer get in support for breastfeeding?

It’s been a year since the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) began requiring insurers to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling” with no co-pays. This was a very welcome development.  But in the absence of specific guidance on … Continue reading

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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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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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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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