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Top 10 Questions to Help You Find a Breastfeeding-Supportive Hospital

Want success?  Go where there is a track record for it!  If you have ruled out giving birth at home or at a birth center that is known to support breastfeeding, the hospital you choose (and where you live), can … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/01/2012

Booby Traps Series: Can teen moms beat the breastfeeding odds?

This is the 31st post in a series on Booby Traps™, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For the last few weeks I’ve been writing about Booby Traps™ related to culture and race.  One of you … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/15/2012

Booby Traps Series: Is there a “soft bigotry of low expectations” when it comes to breastfeeding?

This is the 29th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. In my last post I wrote about cultural issues and breastfeeding support in the hospital.  Today I’m pleased to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/17/2012

Booby Traps Series: 4 out of 5 hospitals supplement breastfed babies when it’s not medically necessary. Whose fault is that?

This post is the 19th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Today I’m writing about one of the biggest Booby Traps, the non-medically necessary supplementation of breastfed babies with formula, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/28/2011

Booby Traps Series: “Everyone told me something different.”

This is the 18th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Once when I was working in a hospital breastfeeding clinic I met a sweet couple and their newborn.  They were … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/19/2011

Booby Traps Series: “Breasts don’t stretch down hallways and under doors.” Why do so few hospitals make rooming-in the standard?

This post is the 18th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A few years ago a mothers’ group in my area sponsored a talk by Dr. Bobbie Phillip, pediatrician and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/07/2011

Swine flu: Breastfeeding Provides Protection

The CDC issued guidelines for moms who are breastfeeding, or considering breastfeeding, and are concerned about the swine flu (H1N1 flu).   The swine flu is a particularly nasty strain of flu that is spreading from person-to-person just like the regular flu.   I … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/05/2009