Tag Archives: formula supplementation

Booby Traps Series: Was breastfeeding in the hospital harder on the night shift? It probably wasn’t your imagination.

Did you feel like nursing at night in the hospital was harder than during the day?  If you did, there are probably some good reasons for that, and they’re not all about your biology. Of course, the mismatch between your … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Big hospitals to be evaluated on exclusive breastfeeding rates by the Joint Commission

This post is the 65th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Here’s a big piece of news in the fight against Booby Traps:  The Joint Commission will now require larger … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Is it a good idea for diabetic moms to express colostrum prenatally? A new study investigates.

For a while I’ve been hearing about a novel way to help moms of diabetics avoid supplementing their newborns with formula:  prenatal colostrum expression. It seems like a kind of elegant solution to a complicated problem, in ways I’ll explain … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Did you get good breastfeeding care when your baby was jaundiced?

This post is the 57th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Jaundice (neonatal hyperbilirubinemia*) is the most common reason why babies are readmitted to the hospital in the first two … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Our checklist for avoiding the Booby Traps in the hospital.

This is the 46th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I’ve been writing for several months about Booby Traps moms experience in the hospital.  To wrap up this section, … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Skin-to-skin in the operating room after a cesarean birth is possible, improves breastfeeding rates. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

This post is the 25th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A little while back I wrote about the power of skin-to-skin contact and its relationship to breastfeeding and many … Continue reading

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