Tag Archives: surgeon general’s call to action to support breastfeeding
One in 72 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer sometime during their lives. It’s a hard disease to detect, and is the most deadly of all gynecological cancers. So prevention of ovarian cancer is especially important. Past research … Continue reading
This post is the 63rd in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Last week a mother in Toronto spoke out after being told that she couldn’t nurse her twins in the … Continue reading
Science You Can Use: Study says the act of breastfeeding, not the milk, is what protects against obesity.
When it comes to obesity and breastfeeding, here’s what we know: Not breastfeeding increases the risk of childhood obesity (a 32% excess risk, according to the Surgeon General). And here’s what we don’t know: Why and how? Is it something … Continue reading
Booby Traps Series: This World Breastfeeding Week, let’s celebrate these Booby Trap-busting developments of the last year!
This is the 15th in a series of posts on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Happy World Breastfeeding Week! I’ve been writing about the Booby Traps – the cultural and institutional barriers that … Continue reading