Tag Archives: Empower

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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Last revised on 03/23/2011

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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Last revised on 03/18/2011

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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Last revised on 03/10/2011

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

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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Last revised on 02/23/2011

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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Last revised on 02/16/2011

Did you get your Magical Hour?

“Birds do it, bees do it,  Even educated fleas do it, Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”  It’s Valentine’s Day, and the drive to love  — and all the hugging, holding, and kissing that goes with it– is instinctive.   It’s … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/14/2011

This is what love looks like.

Money can’t buy love, but sometimes a lot of love can bring in a big chunk of cash. When we entered the Chase Community Giving Facebook Contest we knew our chances of winning were very slim.   After all, there are … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/09/2010

Indepent Films on Breastfeeding & Donor Milk To Hit Film Festivals

Another sign that we’ve reached the turning point in the breastfeeding movement is that there are several independent films in the works that have to do with breastfeeding and donor milk.    I was a little disappointed that Michael Moore’s film … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/19/2010

Hot Moms Club & Divalysscious Moms Support Breastfeeding

By chance I heard about a fun party in Manhattan last night, a book signing for the “Hot Moms To Be Handbook” by Jessica Denay and “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter, held at the Paul LaBrecque Salon on East 65th Street.   Shari … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/28/2010