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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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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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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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Breast Cancer Orgs: Please Include The Protection (Literally) Right Under Our Noses!

This is a follow-up to my earlier post My Breast Cancer:  Why I Won’t Race for the Cure, and one of several  this month in honor of all the women who bear the physical and emotional scars of breast cancer … Continue reading

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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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Swine flu: Breastfeeding Provides Protection

The CDC issued guidelines for moms who are breastfeeding, or considering breastfeeding, and are concerned about the swine flu (H1N1 flu).   The swine flu is a particularly nasty strain of flu that is spreading from person-to-person just like the regular flu.   I … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding means fewer behavioral problems in young children

An intriguing new study,  as posted on Yahoo! today, (http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20081029/hl_hsn/breastfedbabymaymeanbetterbehavedchild): “Parents of youngsters who were breast-fed as infants were less likely to report that their child had a behavior problem or psychiatric illness during the first five years of life, a … Continue reading

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I don’t want to breastfeed.

Well, neither did I, but I sure wasn’t going to tell anyone about it.   I suspect that there are many other women who feel the way I did.  I didn’t admit it to anyone because I didn’t want anyone hitting me over … Continue reading

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I wasn’t breastfed and I turned out fine.

When we tell people we are in the boob business this is what we hear:    1)   What’s the big deal?   Aren’t most moms breastfeeding?  No.  Although 64% of new mothers try breastfeeding, only 14% make it to the minimum six months exclusive … Continue reading

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