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Science You Can Use: As states legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana, what does it mean for use while breastfeeding?

Last year’s November’s election legalized medicinal marijuana in two states, bringing the total to 18 states and the District of Columbia.  And two states also legalized it for recreational use. So what does it mean to use marijuana while breastfeeding, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/02/2013

Booby Traps Series: Lawmakers have expanded our rights to pump at work. Now the hard part.

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

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Last revised on 01/01/2013

Booby Traps Series: Yes, you can be fired for breastfeeding or pumping. But let’s get to know two important cases that may change that.

This is the 67th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. In 2008, Texas mother Donnicia Venters was planning on returning to her job at Houston Funding after having a … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/26/2012

Helping Moms Feed their Kids: Improving Self-regulation of Food Marketing to Moms & Kids

We often write about formula marketing practices such as hospital “gift” bags distributed by health care providers.  But the unfortunate fact is that this form of marketing to new moms and their infants is really just the beginning.   We’re so … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/16/2012

Nursing In Public Hotline 855-NIP-FREE

Best for Babes is taking action against nursing in public harassment. We believe in protecting the legal, civil and human rights of breastfeeding moms and babies! Best for Babes is the first consumer-driven cause focused on righting the wrongs and the harm … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/12/2012

Nursing In Public Hotline 855-NIP-FREE

Best for Babes is taking action against nursing in public harassment. We believe in protecting the legal, civil and human rights of breastfeeding moms and babies! Best for Babes is the first consumer-driven cause focused on righting the wrongs and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/02/2012

Announcing 1-855-NIP-FREE: the Best for Babes “Nursing In Public” Harassment Hotline

Best for Babes is excited to announce our newest undertaking, a Nursing In Public (NIP) incident reporting hotline! Best for Babes is taking action against nursing in public harassment. We believe in protecting the legal, civil and human rights of … Continue reading

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The Great Nurse-In: An Inside View

Why take breastfeeding – a vital, intimate exchange between a mother and baby – to the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building? Over 600 mothers and their babies, as well as hundreds more partners, children, and other supporters, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/10/2012

As Summer Heats Up, So Does Harassment for Nursing In Public

It is hot outside and the kids are home for the summer. Moms are enjoying the summer months by hitting the pools to cool off and have some fun in the sun with their children. As the temperature rises it seems … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/25/2012

Guidelines for Successful Breastfeeding Advocacy

The Best for Babes Credo ALL moms deserve to make a truly informed feeding decision and to be cheered on, coached and celebrated without pressure, judgment or guilt. ALL breastfeeding moms deserve to achieve their personal breastfeeding goals without being … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/09/2012