Tag Archives: Skin-to-Skin

U.S. Women’s Open Golfer Danah Bordner Has Great Breastfeeding Game

Pro Golfer Danah Bordner, with her 7 month old daughter in tow, is making a major comeback this week at the U.S. Women’s Open in Sebonack, NY.   Can you imagine the kind of focus and skill required to earn … Continue reading

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Science You Can Use: Can skin-to-skin and laid-back breastfeeding help older, non-latching babies?

We all know about the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the early hours and days of breastfeeding. But a new study from Sweden takes a look at a different question:  can skin-to-skin contact and a laid back position resolve severe latching-on … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Our checklist for avoiding the Booby Traps in the hospital.

This is the 46th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. I’ve been writing for several months about Booby Traps moms experience in the hospital.  To wrap up this section, … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just About Breastfeeding

This Mother’s Day post is dedicated to the millions of moms who don’t or can’t breastfeed.  I am now one of them since breast cancer took my breasts, at age 37.  It’s for all of the moms who decide not to breastfeed, … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “Listening to Newborns:” How change happened at one hospital

This is the 39th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company In this series I’ve been writing a lot about newborn care practices, and how many hospitals continue to … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Booby Traps in the NICU

This is the 37th in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. For several months I’ve been writing about Booby Traps found in the hospital for healthy, full term babies.  But as … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: One mom’s experience with skin-to-skin in the operating room

This post is the 26th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Following up on last week’s post on skin-to-skin after a cesarean, I’m very happy to share this interview with … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Skin-to-skin in the operating room after a cesarean birth is possible, improves breastfeeding rates. Could this be the beginning of a trend?

This post is the 25th in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. A little while back I wrote about the power of skin-to-skin contact and its relationship to breastfeeding and many … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Staff motivation can get in the way of Kangaroo Care and Skin-to-Skin

This post is the 23rd in a series on Booby Traps made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. To borrow a phrase, if there were a drug that could do the following things for premature and/or term … Continue reading

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Did you get your Magical Hour?

“Birds do it, bees do it,  Even educated fleas do it, Let’s do it, let’s fall in love.”  It’s Valentine’s Day, and the drive to love  — and all the hugging, holding, and kissing that goes with it– is instinctive.   It’s … Continue reading

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