Tag Archives: breastfeeding after cesarean

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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Booby Traps Series: Skin-to-skin in the operating room after a cesarean birth is possible, improves breastfeeding rates. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

This post is the 25th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A little while back I wrote about the power of skin-to-skin contact and its relationship to breastfeeding and many … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “I used to ‘forget’ to cut the cord.” Why hospitals should delay newborn procedures until after the first feeding.

This is the 20th post in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Keeping mothers and babies together as much as possible right after birth has long been recognized as important for … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: The c-section rate is at a record high. What does that mean for breastfeeding?

This is the 12th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. According to the CDC, the cesarean birth rate in the U.S. is at an all-time high.  It increased … Continue reading

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