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Booby Traps Series: From “Ew, gross” to “Isn’t that too old?” TV and film depictions of breastfeeding.

Let’s state something right away:  TV and film are entertainment.  We get that. We know that when we turn on the set or stream a movie, what we see is meant to make us laugh, cry, cringe, shudder, and maybe … Continue reading

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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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Gabby Reece on Breastfeeding and Exercise Part II and Book Giveaway!

Here’s Part II of Best for Babes’ exclusive interview with our Champ for Moms Gabby Reece,  fitness expert, author, and wise-mom-philosopher,  on exercise for nursing Babes! To win a hand signed copy of Gabby’s inspiring new book, My Foot is … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: How a History of Sexual Abuse Affects Breastfeeding

If Penny Simkin, author of When Survivors Give Birth, is right, between 25% and 40% of all women may be survivors of early sexual abuse. And if that’s the case, many women of child-bearing age may face an often invisible … Continue reading

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Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! Krista Cornish Scott Sweats for the Love of Moms and Babies!

Each week during our Team We’ve Got Your Back, Babe! Nationwide Fitness Challenge with Breastfeeding USA in honor of National Breastfeeding Month,  we are profiling an amazing participant and sharing her story of why and how she is boldly going … Continue reading

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Athlete & Author Gabby Reece: Top Fitness Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

We first interviewed fitness expert and author Gabby Reece in 2009 for our Celebrity Champions for Moms Blog Series and got her exclusive breastfeeding story about nursing daughters Reece and Brody.  We were awestruck by what an absolute font of wisdom she was on … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Was breastfeeding in the hospital harder on the night shift? It probably wasn’t your imagination.

Did you feel like nursing at night in the hospital was harder than during the day?  If you did, there are probably some good reasons for that, and they’re not all about your biology. Of course, the mismatch between your … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Jury duty is sometimes a trial for nursing moms.

In 2008, Maryland mother Elizabeth Jett was called for jury duty.  At the time she was breastfeeding her baby boy, Henry, who was less than 12 weeks old. Jett asked the judge to postpone her service until the summer because … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “If we lived on an island where nobody else cared what we did…” How stigma hinders nursing past infancy.

In Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, author Norma Jane Bumgarner describes the reasons why mothers feel they can’t breastfeed past infancy,* even though they (and presumably their children) would like to: “What other people think bothers me too much.” “Nursing is … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “Is your baby eating real food yet?” and other Booby Traps when starting solids.

The transition to feeding your baby foods other than breastmilk should be a pretty simple one. But there are many Booby Traps that can complicate that transition: Pressure to start too early.  Many breastfeeding mothers face pressure to start solids … Continue reading

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