Tag Archives: Breastfeeding and Protection from Illness

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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Pink quit smoking and limited her alcohol consumption to breastfeed. Is that necessary?

Pink, a singer/songwriter and the voice behind hits like “Get the Party Started,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “F***in’ Perfect,” has been quoted often in the past 11-months about her breastfeeding relationship with daughter Willow.  She even had comments on  Time Magazine’s … Continue reading

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January Jones Takes Placenta Pills: Is This Hollywood’s New “Pick Me Up”?

January Jones may play a very detached mother as the beautiful Betty Draper on AMC’s hit television series Mad Men but this real life Mamma is nothing but. In an interview with People.com she says “I have a great doula … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: What your OB should know about breastfeeding and medications

This is the fifth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Today’s post is written by Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc.  Alison is an assistant professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine … Continue reading

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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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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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Give Kourtney Kardashian Kudos on Blogging About Breastfeeding for People.com

Hotly followed reality star Kourtney Kardashian is now writing a regular blog for People.com’s Mom & Babies and we’re thrilled about it!  In writing about traveling with baby Mason, Kourtney expresses every new mother’s anxiety: At first, I was scared … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding News 5/15/2010: Gisele, More on Obesity, ABC’s “What Would You Do”

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 What a week for breastfeeding, Babes! Nursing moms were the focus of the White House, a TV show, the fashion world and more! Supermodel Gisele Bundchen made lots of … Continue reading

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Swine flu: Breastfeeding Provides Protection

The CDC issued guidelines for moms who are breastfeeding, or considering breastfeeding, and are concerned about the swine flu (H1N1 flu).   The swine flu is a particularly nasty strain of flu that is spreading from person-to-person just like the regular flu.   I … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding means fewer behavioral problems in young children

An intriguing new study,  as posted on Yahoo! today, (http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20081029/hl_hsn/breastfedbabymaymeanbetterbehavedchild): “Parents of youngsters who were breast-fed as infants were less likely to report that their child had a behavior problem or psychiatric illness during the first five years of life, a … Continue reading

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