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Science You Can Use: More breastfeeding could save mothers’ lives and billions of dollars.

Every once in a while I see the bumper sticker that says, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Maybe it’s time for a new one that says, “If you think supporting breastfeeding is expensive, try disease.” Okay, that … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Your cancer-fighting breastmilk

The news about breastmilk’s cancer-fighting properties has been coming fast and furious recently, and I thought it would be a good idea to recap some of the most interesting findings: HAMLET – Short for Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made LEthal to Tumor … Continue reading

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Army Athlete of the Year Kelly Calway’s Breastfeeding & Milk-Donating Marathon, PLUS GIVEAWAY!

What better time than racing for prevention season to introduce our newest Team Best for Babes Champion for Moms, Kelly Calway!  Kelly is the 2008 Army Athlete of the Year, the first military person in the US Olympic Trials 2012, holder of countless … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Could your breastmilk solve the mysteries of breast cancer?

You know that your milk can do amazing things for your baby, but did you know that it may also hold the keys to our understanding of breast cancer risk? Dr. Kathleen Arcaro is an environmental toxicologist at the University … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Breastfeeding

This Mother’s Day post is dedicated to the millions of moms who don’t or can’t breastfeed.  I am now one of them since breast cancer took my breasts, at age 37.  It’s for all of the moms who decide not to breastfeed, … Continue reading

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My Breast Cancer: Why I Won’t Race for the Cure

Last weekend, on the eve of Breast Cancer Awareness month and, coincidentally, the five year anniversary of my being diagnosed with bilateral (both sides) breast cancer, I put on my running shoes and got myself down to a 10k race … Continue reading

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Newsweek: IRS to Mastectomy Moms: No Tax Relief for Baby Formula

In a Newsweek Exclusive, the IRS has confirmed that mothers who have suffered a double mastectomy can not deduct the expense of infant formula. We certainly sympathize with the Harris family–Best for Babes Co-Founder Danielle Rigg is a breast cancer … Continue reading

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