Tag Archives: Breastfeeding & Working

How to Bottle-feed as You’d Breastfeed

Recently we provided a few bottle-feeding tips in our story about actress and breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate.  Not all moms can breastfeed, so it’s important to remember that lots of skin-to-skin contact, baby-wearing, feeding on cue, and the use of donor milk (if … Continue reading

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Jenna Elfman Part II: Hospital Booby Traps, the TSA, and Nursing in Public

Best for Babes’ latest Champion for Moms, actress Jenna Elfman, shares Part II of her exclusive breastfeeding story with us, candidly recounting her “run-in” with the TSA over breastmilk screening and other adventures of nursing in public (NIP).  She shares the sweet triumph of  beating the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks: Jenna Elfman Donates Breastmilk to Save Sick Baby, Beats Breastfeeding Booby Traps™

Actress Jenna Elfman shares her challenging breastfeeding experience, how she overcame obstacles, and how her pumped breastmilk helped save the life of a baby that was born drug-addicted.   Jenna Elfman won a Golden Globe for her role in the hit … Continue reading

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The BAM! $1500 Breastfeeding Awareness Month Ultimate Giveaway that Gives Back

Did you think we were only going to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?  Of course not!  In many countries around the globe, breasfeeding is celebrated during the whole month of August, and sometimes September too, and other odd weeks here and there.   … Continue reading

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Needed: More Breastfeeding Support Groups for Working Moms

A couple of months ago I had a conversation with a mom on Twitter who had struggled with breastfeeding, and had been unable to find a support group either within or outside of her place of employment that accomodated working mothers.  … Continue reading

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Beating the Employment “Booby Trap”

This post is part of the September Carnival of Breastfeeding, and it’s our first time participating, so we would love to hear what you think!  Please scroll down and read the other interesting posts, too. This month’s theme is working … Continue reading

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Mrs. U.S. Beauties 2009 Inspires Moms to start Corporate Lactation Programs

Juanita Ingram, Mrs. U.S. Beauties 2009 (a national success pageant) saw our feature in Fit Pregancy and asked how she could support our cause! We asked Juanita to share her story in part because of the recent Totes/Isotoner v. Allen … Continue reading

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Stop Workplace Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Mothers

Here is one of the biggest “booby-traps” that keeps nursing moms from meeting their personal breastfeeding goals and reaping the lifetime benefits of breastfeeding for themselves and their babies: There is no unified national policy to protect breastfeeding mothers from … Continue reading

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Top 5 Questions: Going Back to Work while Breastfeeding

One of the things we enjoy most is not reinventing the wheel.    When we founded Best for Babes, we knew that there is already tons of great information out there for moms . . . just not enough moms know … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal: Pumping Breast Milk on the Job Still Carries Costs

The Wall Street Journal Online posted a good article, “Pumping Breast Milk on The Job Still Carries Costs.”  I think the “carrying costs” part is a little confusing, though.   The truth is that not helping moms to succeed at breastfeeding … Continue reading

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