Tag Archives: AAP

Booby Traps Series: Donor milk use is growing in NICUs, but not fast enough for some babies.

Last year a friend of mine had a baby in the U.K.  Her baby was preterm, and I was doing what I could over email to help with breastfeeding while her baby was in the NICU. Anticipating that she might … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: How many babies start solids before 4 months, and why? The CDC told us this week.

“My pediatrician told me at our 4 month appointment, ‘if you don’t start her on solids before 6 months, she’ll never learn how to eat!’” “Upon recommendations from WIC and my doctor I tried giving her baby food at four … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: What part of “six months of exclusive breastfeeding” don’t our providers understand?

This post is the 55th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Have you heard any of these statements at your four or five month well child visit? “She looks great!  … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Too many mothers with milk supply problems get formula, not breastfeeding help

This post is the 53rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Milk supply concerns are a top reason why women stop breastfeeding before they want to.  So you’d think that … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: How “never bedshare” leads breastfeeding moms to more dangerous sleep arrangements

This is the 50th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You’ve probably heard the sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics:  Sleep with your baby in the same … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Pushing pacifiers?

This post is the 24th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For several years I taught breastfeeding classes at area hospitals.  At one class, in addition to about ten expecting … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Attack of the giant bulb syringe.

This is the 21st in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. My doula once attended a training in which the presenter shoved a giant bulb syringe in the faces … Continue reading

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AAP responds to “The Case Against Breastfeeding”

By now you may have seen (and commented on) various responses to “The Case Against Breastfeeding” by Hannah Rosin in the April 2009 issue of Atlantic Monthly.   You can read Best for Babes’ response on the Moms Rising website, and for a … Continue reading

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