Tag Archives: CDC

Science You Can Use: Flawed study says early formula use increases exclusive breastfeeding

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

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Last revised on 05/13/2013

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: Racial gaps narrowing in breastfeeding rates

The CDC’s announcement today of its updated breastfeeding statistics by race contained some especially good news for the “breastfeeding gap” between African American mothers and mothers of other races. First, there is good news across the board.  The CDC reports … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/08/2013

Booby Traps Series: Did your child care provider support breastfeeding? It makes a difference.

This post is the 63rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week a mother in Toronto spoke out after being told that she couldn’t nurse her twins in the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/20/2012

Science You Can Use: “Shoot ‘em while you got ‘em?” New study raises questions about early Depo-Provera shots and breastfeeding problems.

A hot-off-the-press study is raising questions about the effect of early Depo-Provera contraceptive shots and breastfeeding outcomes. For some time I’ve been hearing that mothers – often low income women of color – are being given Depo-Provera shots very early … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/16/2012

Booby Traps Series: Data, data everywhere, but none you can use to get good breastfeeding care!

This is the 45th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. We’re often told to be good consumers when it comes to breastfeeding care.  Get informed.  Read a book.  … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/21/2012

Booby Traps Series: Only one in four hospitals provides good breastfeeding support once you go home

This is the 44th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You remember that first drive home with your baby, right?  When we left the hospital with our first … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/13/2012

Science You Can Use: Study says the act of breastfeeding, not the milk, is what protects against obesity.

When it comes to obesity and breastfeeding, here’s what we know:  Not breastfeeding increases the risk of childhood obesity (a 32% excess risk, according to the Surgeon General). And here’s what we don’t know:  Why and how?  Is it something … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/19/2012

Booby Traps Series: U.S. ranks last in breastfeeding support in the industrialized world.

This post is the 42nd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Those of you who have experienced one or more of the many barriers to breastfeeding in the U.S. may … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/18/2012

Booby Traps Series: Where you live determines the kind of hospital breastfeeding care you get

This is the 33rd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You all know the first rule of real estate, right?  Location, location, location. Well, it appears that this … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/07/2012