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Science You Can Use: Breastfeeding may reduce ovarian cancer risk by up to 91%, finds new study.

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

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Last revised on 01/16/2013

Booby Traps Series: Did your child care provider support breastfeeding? It makes a difference.

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

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Last revised on 11/20/2012

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

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Last revised on 05/19/2012

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

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Last revised on 08/01/2011