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Racial Breastfeeding Disparity Disappears at Baby Friendly Hospitals

One of the biggest issues in breastfeeding is the disparity in breastfeeding rates among different races. (Read:  Is there a “soft bigotry of low expectations” when it comes to breastfeeding?) The gap between African American women and women of other … 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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