Tag Archives: Empower

Rebecca Ruhlen: I Sweat for the Love of Moms and Babies!

You gotta love Rebecca Ruhlen!  She’s a Breastfeeding USA counselor, a mom, and a newcomer to the athletics for a cause scene.  Which is why her story about how she became one of the top fundraisers nationally for Team We … Continue reading

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Athlete & Author Gabby Reece: Top Fitness Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

We first interviewed fitness expert and author Gabby Reece in 2009 for our Celebrity Champions for Moms Blog Series and got her exclusive breastfeeding story about nursing daughters Reece and Brody.  We were awestruck by what an absolute font of wisdom she was on … Continue reading

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Milk Train Brings Healing to Baby and Mom

Our dear friend and lactation expert, Nikki Lee, has more than breastfeeding know-how to share; she is one of those ‘wise women’ whose example and storytelling shines a light for her own generation, this one and the next.  Here, in … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Breastfeeding classes – essential or outdated?

This is the seventh in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I taught breastfeeding classes at two local hospitals for about four years, and there certainly were … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Does your OB follow Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols?

This is the sixth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I have a dentist appointment later this week.  And while I can’t say I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: What your OB should know about breastfeeding and medications

This is the fifth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Today’s post is written by Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc.  Alison is an assistant professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: When a gift from your OB is not a gift at all

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Did you receive a formula gift bag at your obstetrician or midwife’s office?  That’s the topic of … Continue reading

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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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Booby Traps Series: What you should hear (and not hear) at your prenatal visits

This is the second in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week I wrote about one of the first Booby Traps™ many moms encounter:  providers’ lack of … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: What your OB doesn’t know can hurt breastfeeding.

This is the first in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Oh, those first visits to the OB after you found out you were pregnant. You remember, right?  The … Continue reading

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