Category Archives: Prepare
This is the 68th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pumping at work isn’t easy. I remember how much time and commitment it took when I did it, nearly … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: With education and support, can overweight and obese moms beat the breastfeeding odds?
A few weeks ago I wrote about the plethora of research in 2012 on breastfeeding and maternal obesity. One of the conclusions I think you could reach in reading this new research is that, while obesity does seem to be … Continue reading
This is the 66th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I’m very pleased to share a guest post by Lauren Wallenstein, a former human resources manager who now helps … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Could taking metformin in pregnancy increase breastfeeding success of women with PCOS?
Hormonal causes of low milk supply are, in my mind, the final frontier of our understanding of milk supply problems. We know a lot about the normal course of lactation in women without hormonal or metabolic imbalances, and how to … Continue reading
Booby Traps Series: Big hospitals to be evaluated on exclusive breastfeeding rates by the Joint Commission
This post is the 65th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Here’s a big piece of news in the fight against Booby Traps: The Joint Commission will now require larger … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Is it a good idea for diabetic moms to express colostrum prenatally? A new study investigates.
For a while I’ve been hearing about a novel way to help moms of diabetics avoid supplementing their newborns with formula: prenatal colostrum expression. It seems like a kind of elegant solution to a complicated problem, in ways I’ll explain … Continue reading
Booby Traps Series: 30% of working moms report taking no maternity leave. 40% say they take 6 weeks or less. Meet one of the biggest Booby Traps of them all.
This is the 64th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last year the U.S. earned a distinction no country would be proud of: worst in the world for breastfeeding … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Some obese women struggle with breastfeeding, but new research suggests it’s not all about physiology.
The other day I was doing some looking back at the research on breastfeeding in 2012, and a couple of themes immediately jumped out at me. One was the large number of studies on mother-to-child transmission of HIV – a … Continue reading
We are so excited to share this guest post by Dr. Shannon Tierney, Breast Oncology Surgeon at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington. We loved her story about how her interest in breastfeeding developed (“How a Surgeon Ended up in the … Continue reading