Tag Archives: Myths and Misinformation about Breastfeeding

Pink quit smoking and limited her alcohol consumption to breastfeed. Is that necessary?

Pink, a singer/songwriter and the voice behind hits like “Get the Party Started,” “Raise Your Glass,” and “F***in’ Perfect,” has been quoted often in the past 11-months about her breastfeeding relationship with daughter Willow.  She even had comments on  Time Magazine’s … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/20/2012

Booby Traps Series: Does your OB follow Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols?

This is the sixth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I have a dentist appointment later this week.  And while I can’t say I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/23/2011

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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Last revised on 03/02/2011

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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Last revised on 02/16/2011

Celebrity Booby Trap: Bethenny & Rachael Ray Frown on Public Breastfeeding

Bethenny is a mixed bag when it comes to breastfeeding.   On the one hand, we love that she has been outspoken about how rewarding (though challenging) breastfeeding was for her, and were glad that she brought her star power to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 02/10/2011

Messing with the Six Months Exclusive Breastfeeding Recommendation: Hidden Boobytrap

By now you may have read the latest sensationalist headline suggesting that six months of exclusive breastfeeding “could harm babies,”  according to the U.K.’s Guardian, which reported on a study in the British Medical Journal.   The point of the study in the BMJ was to … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/17/2011

An Open Letter to Rufus Griscom, CEO of Babble.com: Why is the Similac Booby Trap Back?

Do you remember Phdinparenting’s fantastic post, “Similac and Babble.com Team Up to Dupe Breastfeeding Moms“?  In the aftermath of outraged reader comments, letters to Babble.com, a flurry of Twitter activity and a frenzy of posts on various Facebook pages (including ours), Babble.com quietly removed the formula … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/01/2010

Yes, You CAN Breastfeed Successfully No Matter How Much Milk You Make

Yesterday, we discussed a somewhat rare condition called Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT), in which breasts have inadequate glands (the hardware) needed to make milk.   Click here to read the post and 0ur list of resources.    As breastfeeding advocates, it is extremely … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/14/2010

Booby Trap: Docs Who Won’t Snip Tongue-Tie, Thousands of Breastfeeding Moms & Babies Suffer

Kudos to the researchers at the University of Florida for drawing attention to a major “Booby Trap” in helping mothers achieve their personal breastfeeding goal, as published online in Pediatrics. Many in the breastfeeding community have known for a long time that … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/03/2010

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