Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Thank you to all the moms who donate their Miracle Milk(R)!

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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Last revised on 05/13/2013

Booby Traps Series: Why don’t we get better breastfeeding care from our nurses?

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

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Last revised on 04/30/2013

Incarcerated Mother Denied Right to Pump; Husband Seeks Donor Milk for Baby

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

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Last revised on 04/19/2013

Science You Can Use: Really? Breastfeeding for a year or more = iron deficiency

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

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Last revised on 04/16/2013

Science You Can Use: Moms in “First Food Deserts” are hard pressed to breastfeed

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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Science You Can Use: Yes! The first evidence that reforming pediatric breastfeeding care works.

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

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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

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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

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Last revised on 03/21/2013

Beyond Riddle’s Shaming Comments for Texas Breastfeeding Moms

Last week Texas moms helped tackle a big cultural and legal Booby Trap.   Representative Jessica Farrar sponsored House Bill 1706 — a law that if passed would give a breastfeeding mom the ability to sue a business or person for harassing her … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/20/2013

Science You Can Use: Can skin-to-skin and laid-back breastfeeding help older, non-latching babies?

We all know about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the early hours and days of breastfeeding. But a new study from Sweden takes a look at a different question:  can skin-to-skin contact and a laid back position resolve severe latching-on … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/14/2013