Tag Archives: Inspire

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Famous Breastfeeding Magazine Covers & Photos

A nude, expecting Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair, captured by Annie Leibovitz, sparked a cultural acceptance of pregnancy and launched a booming maternity and “mommy & me” industry.   Since that worked so well to mainstream pregnancy, would it work to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/12/2010

Extraordinary Breastfeeding: A CBSNews.com Producer’s Story

Last week CBSNews.com ran a wonderful video on the Challenges of Breastfeeding, and we issued a challenge to our readers to send 100 letters to CBSNews.com thanking them for “getting breastfeeding right.”   (If you haven’t yet, please send an e-mail to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/27/2010

How #Breastfeeding is Like Fishing

Bear with me while I make an analogy between breastfeeding and fishing, and tell me if you think I’ve gone off the deep end. There is an old saying:  “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/31/2009

The Twelve Breastfeeding Days of Christmas

Under the influence of the holiday spirit,  (and late nights of deranged cookie-baking) I re-wrote the 12 Days of Christmas to reflect the Best for Babes vision of what it would take to really help moms.  I’ve explained below why … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/22/2009

Dr. King, the Breastfeeding Movement & the Inauguration

Many people don’t understand what the big deal is about breastfeeding.     Why the protests and “nurse-ins”?  Why do women keep making such a big fuss about it?  Isn’t it natural and easy?  Aren’t most women breastfeeding?  So we tend to do intuitively what … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/20/2009

Facebook vs. Breastfeeders: A Silver Lining & Bigger Clouds

By now you may have heard about the huge flap over Facebook removing photos of women nursing, the ensuing online protest on December 27th (Reuters) as it is being debated throughout the media, i.e. the Times, ABC News, the NY Times and … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/12/2009

Be Inspired

Happy New Year!    I love January 1st.   I roll out of bed, ignore the piles of laundry, and putter about, thinking of the promise of another brand-spanking-new year. I’m not so great at resolutions.   Last year I made a resolution to start training to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/02/2009

Favorite Celebrity Breastfeeders 2008

The fabulous Motherwear Blog has posted a roundup of the top truly inspirational breastfeeding celebrities in 2008.   Kelly’s list starts with Angelina Jolie for raising the bar with the gorgeous W magazine cover, and moves on to down-to-earth, “I’ll lose the weight soon enough, now I’m focused on breastfeeding … Continue reading

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Last revised on 12/29/2008

I don’t want to breastfeed.

Well, neither did I, but I sure wasn’t going to tell anyone about it.   I suspect that there are many other women who feel the way I did.  I didn’t admit it to anyone because I didn’t want anyone hitting me over … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/22/2008

Can Angelina Jolie Help Nursing Moms Beat the Booby Traps?

The W magazine issue with Brad Pitt’s photo of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding on the cover hit the stands today.   The leaked photo kicked off a media frenzy, scored high approval ratings, and is being hailed as an inspiration to nursing … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/21/2008