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What is the WHO-CODE?

The primary purpose of the “WHO-CODE” is to protect mothers and babies from the highly effective, aggressive and predatory marketing of substitutes for breastfeeding (i.e. infant formula, bottles, artificial nipples) at the most vulnerable period of their lives, the birth … Continue reading

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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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Booby Traps Series: This World Breastfeeding Week, let’s celebrate these Booby Trap-busting developments of the last year!

This is the 15th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Happy World Breastfeeding Week! I’ve been writing about the Booby Traps – the cultural and institutional barriers that … Continue reading

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Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

As most of you have probably heard by now, the new federal healthcare legislation (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) includes a provision creating new baseline protections for working and pumping moms.  Since there is still a great deal … Continue reading

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Our Board of Directors

Founding Board of Directors Marilu Henner is a well-known actress and NY Times bestselling author who has starred on stage (Grease, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) in several hit TV series, (Taxi, Evening Shade, … Continue reading

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Ask Michele Bachmann: Is $15 Million Too Much for Breastfeeding?

120 leading organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have signed a Breastfeeding Appropriations Letter urging Congress to direct $15 million in Fiscal year 2012 to breastfeeding.  The letter was sent to Congress on March 7 … Continue reading

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A Hug from the US Surgeon General for YOU

Moms, we are back from the US Surgeon’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding and the US Breastfeeding Committee meetings and we come bearing a gift for ALL of you — a HUG from the US Surgeon General herself!  That’s … Continue reading

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Mrs. U.S. Beauties 2009 Inspires Moms to start Corporate Lactation Programs

Juanita Ingram, Mrs. U.S. Beauties 2009 (a national success pageant) saw our feature in Fit Pregancy and asked how she could support our cause! We asked Juanita to share her story in part because of the recent Totes/Isotoner v. Allen … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Kelly Rutherford Shares her Breastfeeding Story to Help Moms

Actress Kelly Rutherford plays a glamorous mother on the hit CW television show Gossip Girl and is known for her work on the series Melrose Place and Generations.  Not only is she beautiful and talented, but she has also become a role … Continue reading

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Prepare: How to Overcome the Booby Traps

Here are three awesome facts you need to know: 95% of breastfeeding problems can be easily avoided and corrected. Less than 5% of women aren’t physically capable of making enough milk. Babies—and your boobs—are hard-wired for breastfeeding. Basically, you’ve got … Continue reading

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