Tag Archives: academy of breastfeeding medicine
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
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
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
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: “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
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
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
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
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
Did you notice this headline last month? “Tiniest babies may need formula along with breast milk.” That article was prompted by a new study on very low birth weight (VLBW) infants which concluded that while these infants can grow appropriately … Continue reading