Tag Archives: Linda Smith

Booby Traps Series: Why the newborn bath should wait

This is the 32nd in a series on the Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Continuing on with our series on Booby Traps in the hospital, today I’m writing about the newborn bath, and … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Attack of the giant bulb syringe.

This is the 21st in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. My doula once attended a training in which the presenter shoved a giant bulb syringe in the faces … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “I used to ‘forget’ to cut the cord.” Why hospitals should delay newborn procedures until after the first feeding.

This is the 20th post in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Keeping mothers and babies together as much as possible right after birth has long been recognized as important for … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “Epidurals don’t affect the baby,” and other myths about labor medications and breastfeeding

This is the 14th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. When I had my second baby last year (a VBAC), my midwife put her directly on my chest.  … Continue reading

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Booby Trap Series: Coneheads and caputs: How extra force in birth can affect breastfeeding.

This is the 13th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Ever touch your baby’s fontanel and marvel at how flexible a baby’s head is? Babies’ heads are made … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: The c-section rate is at a record high. What does that mean for breastfeeding?

This is the 12th in a series of posts on Booby Traps,™ made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. According to the CDC, the cesarean birth rate in the U.S. is at an all-time high.  It increased … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Could something about your birth have made your milk come in late?

This is the tenth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. We’ve wrapped up our series on Booby Traps in pregnancy, and are launching into a series of posts … Continue reading

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Booby Trap Series: Planning for a breastfeeding-friendly birth

This is the third in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. It’s time to wade into a sensitive topic here: the relationship between birth and breastfeeding.  I’m sure … Continue reading

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