Tag Archives: Centers for Disease Control

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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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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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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Booby Traps Series: Let’s give thanks for this year’s Booby Trap-busting developments

This is the 62nd in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. You might think that writing each week about Booby Traps would make one feel pretty discouraged. But I’m … Continue reading

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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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Booby Traps Series: Which growth charts is your pediatrician using?

This is the 49th post in a series on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. My son was born in 2003.  His pediatrician gave us a copy of his early growth chart, which I … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Did your hospital provide enough access to an IBCLC?

This is the 38th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. It’s a common complaint I hear:  “I really needed help.  I asked to see a lactation consultant, but she … Continue reading

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