Tag Archives: Booby Traps

Booby Traps Series: From “Ew, gross” to “Isn’t that too old?” TV and film depictions of breastfeeding.

Let’s state something right away:  TV and film are entertainment.  We get that. We know that when we turn on the set or stream a movie, what we see is meant to make us laugh, cry, cringe, shudder, and maybe … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/26/2013

Rebecca Ruhlen: I Sweat for the Love of Moms and Babies!

You gotta love Rebecca Ruhlen!  She’s a Breastfeeding USA counselor, a mom, and a newcomer to the athletics for a cause scene.  Which is why her story about how she became one of the top fundraisers nationally for Team We … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/17/2013

Gabby Reece on Breastfeeding and Exercise Part II and Book Giveaway!

Here’s Part II of Best for Babes’ exclusive interview with our Champ for Moms Gabby Reece,  fitness expert, author, and wise-mom-philosopher,  on exercise for nursing Babes! To win a hand signed copy of Gabby’s inspiring new book, My Foot is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/11/2013

Booby Traps Series: This Labor Day, ask Congress to extend federal pumping law to all moms

You may have heard that the federal health care reform law of 2010 (known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) requires employers to provide reasonable break time in a non-bathroom location to pump their milk. But did you know … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/02/2013

Booby Traps Series: How a History of Sexual Abuse Affects Breastfeeding

If Penny Simkin, author of When Survivors Give Birth, is right, between 25% and 40% of all women may be survivors of early sexual abuse. And if that’s the case, many women of child-bearing age may face an often invisible … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/21/2013

LPGA’s Danah Bordner: I Golf For the Love of Moms & Babies!

We asked Best for Babes Champion for Moms and LPGA Pro Golfer Danah Bordner  for her top tips and tricks for training while breastfeeding. We are so proud of Danah for playing the U.S. Women’s Open this summer with a 7 month old baby in arms!  … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/15/2013

Booby Traps Series: Donor milk use is growing in NICUs, but not fast enough for some babies.

Last year a friend of mine had a baby in the U.K.  Her baby was preterm, and I was doing what I could over email to help with breastfeeding while her baby was in the NICU. Anticipating that she might … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/13/2013

Athlete & Author Gabby Reece: Top Fitness Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

We first interviewed fitness expert and author Gabby Reece in 2009 for our Celebrity Champions for Moms Blog Series and got her exclusive breastfeeding story about nursing daughters Reece and Brody.  We were awestruck by what an absolute font of wisdom she was on … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/08/2013

Booby Traps Series: Was breastfeeding in the hospital harder on the night shift? It probably wasn’t your imagination.

Did you feel like nursing at night in the hospital was harder than during the day?  If you did, there are probably some good reasons for that, and they’re not all about your biology. Of course, the mismatch between your … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/05/2013

Booby Traps Series: Jury duty is sometimes a trial for nursing moms.

In 2008, Maryland mother Elizabeth Jett was called for jury duty.  At the time she was breastfeeding her baby boy, Henry, who was less than 12 weeks old. Jett asked the judge to postpone her service until the summer because … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/23/2013