Tag Archives: Booby Traps

U.S. Women’s Open Golfer Danah Bordner Has Great Breastfeeding Game

Pro Golfer Danah Bordner, with her 7 month old daughter in tow, is making a major comeback this week at the U.S. Women’s Open in Sebonack, NY.   Can you imagine the kind of focus and skill required to earn … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/27/2013

Booby Traps Series: Did you experience any of these tandem nursing Booby Traps?

Nursing in pregnancy and beyond can be, in the words of Hilary Flower, author of a book on the topic, “an adventure.”* It’s also something that may draw the concern or disapproval of health care providers.  This in spite of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/26/2013

Booby Traps Series: Obstetrical practices are making late milk-coming-in the new normal.

A little while back, when I was writing this post about delayed onset of mature milk (“milk coming in”), I ran across this statistic: Nearly one in four mothers experience their milk coming in late – defined as after 72 … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/19/2013

Lactation Discrimination Recognized by Federal Court

In a victory for breastfeeding mothers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously held that “firing a woman because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/05/2013

Booby Traps Series: VBAC is a breastfeeding issue. Lack of access to VBAC is a Booby Trap for millions of moms.

The Listening to Mothers III survey, published by Childbirth Connection this month, contained a set of sobering statistics. This survey found that, while moms’ interest in VBAC is increasing (from 45% to 48%), “the proportion of women with a prior … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/28/2013

Booby Traps Series: Finding your tribe online, with Lara Audelo, author of The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture

We’re very excited to share this interview with Lara Audelo, Best for Babes team member, owner of Mama Pear Designs, and author of the new book The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture:  Seeking Mother-to-Mother Support in the Digital Age (with an introduction … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/14/2013

Thank you to all the moms who donate their Miracle Milk(R)!

Late yesterday, we received this picture and thank you note from Baby Charlotte Rose’s grandmother  wanting to express her gratitude to ALL of the mothers who have donated their milk to help her grandbaby recover from a fatal severe traumatic … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/13/2013

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

Is Breastfeeding a Legal Right? Civil Right? Or a Social Responsibility?

“What kind of a society raises its children on food that will shorten their lives?” I dug this quote up one day while looking for examples of other public health crises that have benefited from celebrity leadership.  Turns out they were … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/03/2013

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