Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Booby Traps Series: “Las dos” and other cultural barriers to breastfeeding

A while back I wrote about cultural Booby Traps in the hospital, and offered my own embarrassing story of how, in trying to help a mom, I found myself creating a Booby Trap for a mom. But the flip side … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/23/2013

“Cuz the Nipple is Dope” — Actress & Filmmaker Lena Dunham

Breastfeeding has a new champion.   Actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham posted a picture of her nursing friend Sarah Sophie Flicker  on Instagram yesterday: “My @sarahsophief feeding the brand new Dusty. I made the flower crown and she added the flower censor. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/16/2013

Donate breastmilk for breast cancer research!

If you are interested in donating breastmilk for this research effort, please visit the UMass Breastmilk Lab website to learn about current studies! Could your breastmilk hold clues to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer? It’s a question under … Continue reading

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Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

We’ve known for a while that when it comes to sagging breasts in mothers, it’s pregnancy, not breastfeeding, that’s the culprit.    In fact, one study suggests that skin texture and appearance is actually better (more toned) in breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/13/2013

Booby Traps Series: Are popular pregnancy and parenting magazines good or bad for breastfeeding?

Have you picked up a parenting magazine in your pediatrician’s waiting room recently?  What messages did you find – in both content and advertising – about breastfeeding? Print media may not have the the influence it once did over mothers’ … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/02/2013

Pediatric Practice Races for the Breastfeeding Cause

If we had to choose just one Breastfeeding Booby Trap® that trips moms up more than any other, it would be the lack of consistent education and training among medical professionals about breastfeeding.  We know this may come as a huge … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/26/2013

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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Last revised on 09/17/2013

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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Last revised on 09/11/2013

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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Last revised on 08/21/2013