Tag Archives: Baby-Friendly

Top 10 Questions to Help You Find a Breastfeeding-Supportive Hospital

Want success?  Go where there is a track record for it!  If you have ruled out giving birth at home or at a birth center that is known to support breastfeeding, the hospital you choose (and where you live), can … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Staff motivation can get in the way of Kangaroo Care and Skin-to-Skin

This post is the 23rd in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. To borrow a phrase, if there were a drug that could do the following things for premature and/or term … 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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Booby Traps Series: “Breasts don’t stretch down hallways and under doors.” Why do so few hospitals make rooming-in the standard?

This post is the 18th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A few years ago a mothers’ group in my area sponsored a talk by Dr. Bobbie Phillip, pediatrician and … Continue reading

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How Do Babes Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

First of all, apologies for not getting this post up yesterday, or even this morning; I was at a family reunion, and then one kerfuffle (thanks Amy for the new word) after another came up on my radar, and I … Continue reading

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