Tag Archives: breastfeeding
Booby Traps Series: VBAC is a breastfeeding issue. Lack of access to VBAC is a Booby Trap for millions of moms.
The Listening to Mothers III survey, published by Childbirth Connection this month, contained a set of sobering statistics. This survey found that, while moms’ interest in VBAC is increasing (from 45% to 48%), “the proportion of women with a prior … Continue reading
Last revised on 05/28/2013
A new study making headlines this week suggests that “early limited formula” use actually increases the chances that babies will be exclusively breastfeed later on. This small study enrolled 40 full-term newborns between 24-48 hours old who had lost more … Continue reading
Last revised on 05/13/2013
Late yesterday, we received this picture and thank you note from Baby Charlotte Rose’s grandmother wanting to express her gratitude to ALL of the mothers who have donated their milk to help her grandbaby recover from a fatal severe traumatic … Continue reading
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At a conference last year, I heard a nurse speaking about the importance of helping mothers with breastfeeding. “If you were a nurse,” she said, “and you knew for a fact that 80% of your patients were going to have … Continue reading
Last revised on 04/30/2013
On April 16th, the Best For Babes Nursing In Public Hotline received a plea to help a 23 year old mother and her exclusively breastfeeding 3 month old baby who were forced to separate. According to the mother, 3 years … Continue reading
Last revised on 04/19/2013
Have you breastfed a baby past the one year mark? If so, a new study in Pediatrics, which found an association between breastfeeding for a year or more and iron deficiency, might have you a bit alarmed.* We thought it … Continue reading
Last revised on 04/16/2013
Have you heard the term “food desert?” It means an area where people have little or no access to grocery stores that offer fresh and affordable foods needed to maintain a healthy diet. The food that is for sale in … Continue reading
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We all know that breastfeeding support in hospitals is important. But we also know that the need for support doesn’t end at hospital discharge. If anything, the show is just beginning. Much of the current emphasis at reforming breastfeeding policies … Continue reading
Last revised on 04/09/2013
Science You Can Use: How many babies start solids before 4 months, and why? The CDC told us this week.
“My pediatrician told me at our 4 month appointment, ‘if you don’t start her on solids before 6 months, she’ll never learn how to eat!’” “Upon recommendations from WIC and my doctor I tried giving her baby food at four … Continue reading
Last revised on 03/27/2013
Science You Can Use: New study says breastfeeding is not associated with obesity risk. Let’s take a closer look.
Have you heard the news that a recent study found that breastfeeding is not associated with lowered risk of childhood obesity? But you may also have heard that breastfeeding protects against obesity. In fact, the Surgeon General writes that not … Continue reading
Last revised on 03/21/2013