Tag Archives: Hospitals & Breastfeeding

Pediatric Practice Races for the Breastfeeding Cause

If we had to choose just one Breastfeeding Booby Trap® that trips moms up more than any other, it would be the lack of consistent education and training among medical professionals about breastfeeding.  We know this may come as a huge … Continue reading

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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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Booby Traps Series: Breastfeeding classes – essential or outdated?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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Ask Michele Bachmann: Is $15 Million Too Much for Breastfeeding?

120 leading organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have signed a Breastfeeding Appropriations Letter urging Congress to direct $15 million in Fiscal year 2012 to breastfeeding.  The letter was sent to Congress on March 7 … 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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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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Giving Thanks: Jenna Elfman Donates Breastmilk to Save Sick Baby, Beats Breastfeeding Booby Traps™

Actress Jenna Elfman shares her challenging breastfeeding experience, how she overcame obstacles, and how her pumped breastmilk helped save the life of a baby that was born drug-addicted.   Jenna Elfman won a Golden Globe for her role in the hit … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up 8.15.10 Indonesian Breastfeeding Law, NICU Success, Medications Hotline Opens

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 Remember last week when supermodel Gisele Bundchen said she thought there should be a law requiring moms to breastfeed for 6 months? Well, she got her wish. Indonesia passed … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-Up August 1: World Breastfeeding Week, Hospital switcheroo & IBCLE snafu?

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 Happy World Breastfeeding Week, everyone! This year’s WBW theme is “Just 10 Steps: Breastfeeding the Baby Friendly Way” and refers to working to eradicate the “booby traps” so many … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-Up 7/17: Milk banks, breastfeeding support bags & $20K for BfB!

By Elita of Blacktating.com; for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 This was an amazing week for Best for Babes, as we found out Tuesday that we won a $20,000 donation from Chase, thanks to all of you who voted in … Continue reading

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