Tag Archives: IBCLC

Another Breast Cancer Survivor on Breastfeeding and Bullies

As a fellow double-mastectomy survivor and mom, who lost my breasts at 37, I read with tremendous sorrow Emily Wax-Thibodeaux’ story of being harassed and bullied for formula-feeding her son.  Having cancer at a young age is a traumatic experience. … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/23/2014

Announcing 1-855-NIP-FREE: the Best for Babes “Nursing In Public” Harassment Hotline

Best for Babes is excited to announce our newest undertaking, a Nursing In Public (NIP) incident reporting hotline! Best for Babes is taking action against nursing in public harassment. We believe in protecting the legal, civil and human rights of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/02/2012

My Letter to Cari about Bloomberg and Infant Formula

Dear Cari: We haven’t had a chance to sit down and catch up in a while, so you may or may not know that I recently became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am really proud to be … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/19/2012

“If I’ve hired a doula, do I really need a lactation consultant?” Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC

I was recently reminded of just how much I like doulas. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I was asked to speak at the 2011 Doulas of North America (DONA) conference in Boston. I had the pleasure of … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/25/2011

Institute of Medicine’s New Recommendations Could Mean Great Things for Babes

Booby Traps are everywhere — from your OB’s office, to your pediatrician, your mom or best friend, and even cell phone apps. The Institute of Medicine released new report which makes recommendations that, when combined with grassroots efforts like our own, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/25/2011

Are Lactation Consultants too Pricey?

Last year, the New York Times published an article about lactation consultant Freda Rosenfeld. A reader responded that the fee charged by lactation consultants is outrageous…depending on where you live, it can cost between $120 – $300+ per session.  It … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/02/2011