Tag Archives: academy of breastfeeding medicine

July 4th: Baseball, Barbecue, Breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding should be as American as apple pie, but it’s not . . . yet. There’s been great progress over the last few years, but it’s not enough. While the issue of nursing in public dominates media coverage, too many … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/04/2014

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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Last revised on 09/26/2013

Science You Can Use: Yes! The first evidence that reforming pediatric breastfeeding care works.

We all know that breastfeeding support in hospitals is important.  But we also know that the need for support doesn’t end at hospital discharge.  If anything, the show is just beginning. Much of the current emphasis at reforming breastfeeding policies … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/09/2013

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: 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

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Last revised on 12/04/2012

Science You Can Use: “Shoot ‘em while you got ‘em?” New study raises questions about early Depo-Provera shots and breastfeeding problems.

A hot-off-the-press study is raising questions about the effect of early Depo-Provera contraceptive shots and breastfeeding outcomes. For some time I’ve been hearing that mothers – often low income women of color – are being given Depo-Provera shots very early … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/16/2012

Booby Traps Series: Our checklist for avoiding the Booby Traps in the early days of breastfeeding at home

This is the 61st post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For the last few months I’ve been writing about Booby Traps in the early days of breastfeeding.  As I’ve … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/14/2012

Booby Trap Series: If you need to supplement with formula, avoid these Booby Traps

This post is the 58th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Sometimes supplementing a breastfed baby is necessary in the early days and weeks after birth.* When it is, it’s … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/23/2012

Team Operation Lactation Freedom: Neither Shrapnel Nor Booby Traps Deter Military Mom from Breastfeeding

Keyana Somerset is a true national hero-she is an Active Duty Soldier, a Purple Heart Recipient, a breastfeeding mom to an 11 week-old baby girl, and a founder of a labor doula program, Lota, for low-income, teenage, and military moms … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/19/2012

Booby Traps Series: Did you get good breastfeeding care when your baby was jaundiced?

This post is the 57th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Jaundice (neonatal hyperbilirubinemia*) is the most common reason why babies are readmitted to the hospital in the first two … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/28/2012