Tag Archives: exclusive breastfeeding

Booby Traps Series: Six breastfeeding myths you might hear at the doctor’s office

This is the 56th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Why there so many myths about breastfeeding, I don’t know.  But I do know that our health care providers, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/19/2012

Booby Traps Series: What part of “six months of exclusive breastfeeding” don’t our providers understand?

This post is the 55th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Have you heard any of these statements at your four or five month well child visit? “She looks great!  … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/12/2012

Why a doula is your BFF (BreastFeeding Friend)

“If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it.”  – John H. Kennell, MD Doulas (trained support people for childbirth and postpartum) are associated with some great things:  shorter labors, less interventions, fewer c-sections, and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/30/2011

Messing with the Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding Recommendation: Hidden Boobytrap

By now you may have read the latest sensationalist headline suggesting that six months of exclusive breastfeeding “could harm babies,”  according to the U.K.’s Guardian, which reported on a study in the British Medical Journal.   The point of the study in the BMJ was to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/17/2011