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FAST FACTS: Miracle Milk™

In the context of thousands of years of human existence, human milk is ordinary like just like blood or eyes are ordinary.   It is only when human milk is absent, however, that it dawns on us just how truly extra-ordinary human milk is. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/06/2014

Booby Traps Series: “If we lived on an island where nobody else cared what we did…” How stigma hinders nursing past infancy.

In Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, author Norma Jane Bumgarner describes the reasons why mothers feel they can’t breastfeed past infancy,* even though they (and presumably their children) would like to: “What other people think bothers me too much.” “Nursing is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/08/2013

Science You Can Use: Really? Breastfeeding for a year or more = iron deficiency

Have you breastfed a baby past the one year mark? If so, a new study in Pediatrics, which found an association between breastfeeding for a year or more and iron deficiency, might have you a bit alarmed.*  We thought it … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/16/2013

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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Last revised on 03/27/2013

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 Traps Series: “Crying helps you get an appointment faster.” Was your baby tongue tied?

This post is the 57th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. “Cry when you get the receptionist on the phone.  Just tell her that you really need to see the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/16/2012

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

Science You Can Use: Do preemies need formula for adequate growth?

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

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Last revised on 09/26/2012

Booby Traps Series: Six breastfeeding myths you might hear at the doctor’s office

This is the 56th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Why there so many myths about breastfeeding, I don’t know.  But I do know that our health care providers, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/19/2012

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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Last revised on 09/12/2012