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Booby Traps Series: Where you live determines the kind of hospital breastfeeding care you get

This is the 33rd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You all know the first rule of real estate, right?  Location, location, location. Well, it appears that this … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Skin-to-skin in the operating room after a cesarean birth is possible, improves breastfeeding rates. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

This post is the 25th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A little while back I wrote about the power of skin-to-skin contact and its relationship to breastfeeding and many … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: 4 out of 5 hospitals supplement breastfed babies when it’s not medically necessary. Whose fault is that?

This post is the 19th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Today I’m writing about one of the biggest Booby Traps, the non-medically necessary supplementation of breastfed babies with formula, … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “Everyone told me something different.”

This is the 18th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Once when I was working in a hospital breastfeeding clinic I met a sweet couple and their newborn.  They were … 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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Booby Traps Series: Only half of hospitals help moms initiate breastfeeding in the first hour

This post is the 17th 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 the Booby Traps in pregnancy and birth. But now it’s … Continue reading

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