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Team Operation Lactation Freedom: Neither Shrapnel Nor Booby Traps Deter Military Mom from Breastfeeding

Keyana Somerset is a true national hero-she is an Active Duty Soldier, a Purple Heart Recipient, a breastfeeding mom to an 11 week-old baby girl, and a founder of a labor doula program, Lota, for low-income, teenage, and military moms … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/19/2012

Science You Can Use: Milk coming in late puts breastfeeding at risk, says new study. But is there anything you can do to make your milk come in on time?

Did your milk come in late? A new study says that a delay (defined as 72 hours or later postpartum) puts breastfeeding at risk. Specifically, the study from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, found that a delay in milk coming in … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/17/2012

“If I’ve hired a doula, do I really need a lactation consultant?” Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC

I was recently reminded of just how much I like doulas. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I was asked to speak at the 2011 Doulas of North America (DONA) conference in Boston. I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/25/2011

Booby Traps Series: Could something about your birth have made your milk come in late?

This is the tenth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. We’ve wrapped up our series on Booby Traps in pregnancy, and are launching into a series of posts … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/03/2011

No Homebirth for Laila Ali, But a Doula all the Way!

Congratulations to Laila Ali on the birth of her second child, daughter Sydney, on April 4th! We had a chance to catch up with the awesome boxer, Dancing with Stars alum and daughter of Muhammed Ali before she gave birth, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/08/2011

Booby Trap Series: Planning for a breastfeeding-friendly birth

This is the third in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. It’s time to wade into a sensitive topic here: the relationship between birth and breastfeeding.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/02/2011

Jenna Elfman Part II: Hospital Booby Traps, the TSA, and Nursing in Public

Best for Babes’ latest Champion for Moms, actress Jenna Elfman, shares Part II of her exclusive breastfeeding story with us, candidly recounting her “run-in” with the TSA over breastmilk screening and other adventures of nursing in public (NIP).  She shares the sweet triumph of  beating the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/07/2010