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Actress Kaitlin Olson Has a Sunny Outlook on Birth and Breastfeeding

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’re thrilled to bring you an interview with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Actress Kaitlin Olson.  TV Guide says Kaitlin is “working an unconventional beauty-meets-bawdy vibe we haven’t seen (or enjoyed so much) since. . … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/05/2010

Indepent Films on Breastfeeding & Donor Milk To Hit Film Festivals

Another sign that we’ve reached the turning point in the breastfeeding movement is that there are several independent films in the works that have to do with breastfeeding and donor milk.    I was a little disappointed that Michael Moore’s film … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/19/2010

Give Kourtney Kardashian Kudos on Blogging About Breastfeeding for People.com

Hotly followed reality star Kourtney Kardashian is now writing a regular blog for People.com’s Mom & Babies and we’re thrilled about it!  In writing about traveling with baby Mason, Kourtney expresses every new mother’s anxiety: At first, I was scared … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/16/2010

(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