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Joint Commission Urges Breastfeeding Babes To Be Proactive, Not Aggressive

The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits and certifies many healthcare organizations and programs in the US, and fear of losing that approval is a very real thing, says Tanya, at Motherwear’s blog. Their campaign “Speak Up™” encourages … Continue reading

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Booby Traps™ Series: Podcast interview on Booby Traps in pregnancy

As part of our series on Booby Traps™ in pregnancy, here’s a wonderful podcast interview with Danielle Rigg, co-founder of Best for Babes. We talked about things you should and shouldn’t experience at your prenatal visits, how to find a … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Breastfeeding classes – essential or outdated?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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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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Booby Traps Series: What your OB should know about breastfeeding and medications

This is the fifth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Today’s post is written by Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc.  Alison is an assistant professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: When a gift from your OB is not a gift at all

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Did you receive a formula gift bag at your obstetrician or midwife’s office?  That’s the topic of … 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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Booby Traps Series: What you should hear (and not hear) at your prenatal visits

This is the second in a series of posts on Booby Traps™ during pregnancy, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week I wrote about one of the first Booby Traps™ many moms encounter:  providers’ lack of … Continue reading

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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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How Do Babes Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

First of all, apologies for not getting this post up yesterday, or even this morning; I was at a family reunion, and then one kerfuffle (thanks Amy for the new word) after another came up on my radar, and I … Continue reading

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