Tag Archives: Breastfeeding in the News

Institute of Medicine’s Recommendations Have Been Officially Adopted!

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently made recommendations that would help aim medical professionals in the right direction, by urging cost-free lactation assistance in hospital and other healthcare settings, as well making lactation aids like pump rentals cost-free, even free … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/10/2011

The Risk of Overzealous Lactivism

Like many in the breastfeeding community, I was outraged when I saw recent reports about a new ordinance in a suburb of Atlanta that prohibited public breastfeeding of a child over two.  The issue quickly went viral in breastfeeding circles, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/06/2011

Ask Michele Bachmann: Is $15 Million Too Much for Breastfeeding?

120 leading organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have signed a Breastfeeding Appropriations Letter urging Congress to direct $15 million in Fiscal year 2012 to breastfeeding.  The letter was sent to Congress on March 7 … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/15/2011

Messing with the Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding Recommendation: Hidden Boobytrap

By now you may have read the latest sensationalist headline suggesting that six months of exclusive breastfeeding “could harm babies,”  according to the U.K.’s Guardian, which reported on a study in the British Medical Journal.   The point of the study in the BMJ was to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/17/2011

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

How Do Babes Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

First of all, apologies for not getting this post up yesterday, or even this morning; I was at a family reunion, and then one kerfuffle (thanks Amy for the new word) after another came up on my radar, and I … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/01/2010

Weekly Wrap-Up July 4: Tongue tie, newborn jaundice & traveling with breast milk

By Elita of Blacktating.com; for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 It’s officially summer and for a lot of folks, especially the rich and famous, that means family vacations. I’ve always loved these great tips for breastfeeding on a plane … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/05/2010

Best for Babes Debuts Game-Changing Breastfeeding Ad in USA Today

The Best for Babes Foundation is releasing a provocative new breastfeeding ad in a special Pregnancy & Wellness Report to be inserted in USA Today on June 25th in the greater metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.  The … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/25/2010

Weekly Update 5/22: Stem cells in breast milk, Contraceptives & breastfeeding mothers and new BfB wrap!

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 This week started off with a bang when a writer for the Better Homes and Gardens blog posted a piece on the Ten Commandments of Dining with Little Kids. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/01/2010

Breastfeeding News 5/22/10: Shady Studies, Chocolate Formula, Julie Bowen & Fundraiser Success

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 Have you ever asked yourself, “Who benefits from all of this research conducted on breast milk?” It seems that we are constantly hearing about a new study touting the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/24/2010