Tag Archives: Peer Support

What doulas can teach about support without judgement.

I recently had the opportunity to read The Gentle Art of Newborn Family Care: A Guide for Doulas and Caregivers, by Salle Webber. While this book is written for postpartum doulas, it occurred to me as I read it that … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/02/2012

Top 5 Free Gifts for the Nursing Babe-to-Be

One of the best things about breastfeeding is that when all goes right, and especially if you don’t have to return to work, it can be totally free — extras are optional. So when you have a friend who is … Continue reading

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Last revised on 08/29/2011

Booby Traps Series: Breastfeeding classes – essential or outdated?

This is the seventh in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I taught breastfeeding classes at two local hospitals for about four years, and there certainly were … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/14/2011

Ask Michele Bachmann: Is $15 Million Too Much for Breastfeeding?

120 leading organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians, have signed a Breastfeeding Appropriations Letter urging Congress to direct $15 million in Fiscal year 2012 to breastfeeding.  The letter was sent to Congress on March 7 … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/15/2011

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

Weekly Wrap-Up 9/26: Similac Recall, Formula Facts, Nursing Bra Art, Fab Spa Night & Benefit!

By Elita of Blacktating.com for the Best for Babes Foundation ©2010 This week nothing had more people buzzing than the recall of over 5 million cans of Similac infant formula after it was discovered that beetles may have gotten into … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/27/2010

Help Us Get Breastfeeding on Oprah

We have had a vision for a long time of seeing the breastfeeding discussed in a meaningful way on Oprah.   Not sensationalized, “ewww breastmilk cheese” or “kooky mother is still breastfeeding her 8-year old” topics as we have often seen … Continue reading

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Last revised on 05/20/2010

Hot Moms Club & Divalysscious Moms Support Breastfeeding

By chance I heard about a fun party in Manhattan last night, a book signing for the “Hot Moms To Be Handbook” by Jessica Denay and “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter, held at the Paul LaBrecque Salon on East 65th Street.   Shari … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/28/2010

Exclusive Breastfeeding Celebrity Interview: Actress Alysia Reiner Shares her Breastmilk

Actress Alysia Reiner  has inspired viewers with her film, tv and stage roles, including the films Sideways (for which she won a SAG award), and The Vicious Kind;  guest appearances on 30 Rock, Law and Order (CI) and the Sopranos and numerous award-winning plays.  Alysia … Continue reading

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Last revised on 04/14/2010

Hidden Booby Trap: Is Your Lactation “Specialist” an Imposter?

Today, March 3rd 2010 is IBCLC Day as designated by ILCA–the International Lactation Consultant Association.  (IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.)  This year’s theme is “Experience You Can Trust.”  Best for Babes would like to congratulate ILCA on 25 years, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 03/03/2010