Tag Archives: Breast Cancer and Breastfeeding

Pediatric Practice Races for the Breastfeeding Cause

If we had to choose just one Breastfeeding Booby Trap® that trips moms up more than any other, it would be the lack of consistent education and training among medical professionals about breastfeeding.  We know this may come as a huge … 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

Milk Train Brings Healing to Baby and Mom

Our dear friend and lactation expert, Nikki Lee, has more than breastfeeding know-how to share; she is one of those ‘wise women’ whose example and storytelling shines a light for her own generation, this one and the next.  Here, in … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/27/2012

Do Docs Miss Breast Cancer Warning Signs in Breastfeeding Mothers?

We are so excited to share this guest post by Dr. Shannon Tierney, Breast Oncology Surgeon at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, Washington.  We loved her story about how her interest in breastfeeding developed (“How a Surgeon Ended up in the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/29/2012

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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Last revised on 05/05/2012

The Cracks in the Foundation & The First Food

Today at 11 am, Bettina and I have a tremendous opportunity to inspire and educate students of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)–the world’s largest nutrition school and a leader in training personal health coaches. IIN has designated Best for … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/09/2010

Breast Cancer Orgs: Please Include The Protection (Literally) Right Under Our Noses!

This is a follow-up to my earlier post My Breast Cancer:  Why I Won’t Race for the Cure, and one of several  this month in honor of all the women who bear the physical and emotional scars of breast cancer … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/26/2010

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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Last revised on 10/04/2010

SHAPE Honors Best for Babes Co-Founder as One of 10 “Women Who Shape The World”

When we first heard that SHAPE magazine wanted to honor Best for Babes Co-Founder Danielle Rigg in their annual list of “Women Who Shape the World”, we were overjoyed . . . when the issue hit the newstands today, and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/20/2009

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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Last revised on 07/23/2009