Tag Archives: american academy of pediatrics

Booby Traps Series: Moms with breastfeeding pain suffer when providers don’t know how to help

This post is the 55th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pain with breastfeeding is a leading cause of early weaning.  So when moms are in pain and turn to … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Which growth charts is your pediatrician using?

This is the 49th post in a series on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. My son was born in 2003.  His pediatrician gave us a copy of his early growth chart, which I … Continue reading

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Booby Traps series: What happens when pediatricians get good breastfeeding training?

This is the 48th in a series of posts on the Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. It’s a frequent lament that physicians get little to no training in breastfeeding, and that this translates … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Pediatrician training and attitudes can stand in the way of breastfeeding

This is the 47th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Of all the health are providers involved in your motherhood journey, you’d expect that pediatricians would be the most … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Before you pop in that pacifier, take a closer look at this study.

Earlier this month the topic of pacifiers and breastfeeding was all over the news.  At least 85 articles ran in print and online publications about it. The big news?  Researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) reported a … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Say no to routine blood glucose monitoring for healthy babies

This is the 30th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Blood sugar.  It’s a concept familiar to those of you who are diabetic or have had gestational diabetes, but to … 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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Booby Traps Series: “I used to ‘forget’ to cut the cord.” Why hospitals should delay newborn procedures until after the first feeding.

This is the 20th post in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Keeping mothers and babies together as much as possible right after birth has long been recognized as important for … Continue reading

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