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From Booby Trapped to a Tongue Tie Pioneer: An Interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain

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We’re very pleased to share an interview with Dr. Evelyn Jain, a renowned family physician best known for her work on the management of tongue tie for breastfeeding babies.   Dr. Jain is a Family Physician, Clinical Assistant Professor in the … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: 40 years on, why is breastfeeding in public still a problem?

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A few years ago, while staffing a hospital breastfeeding warm line, I spoke on the phone with a nursing mom who had called to ask for advice on weaning. She was young (maybe 18) and Latina, and from the start … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Direct-to-mom formula marketing, or “How did all that formula end up on my doorstep?”

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Did you wake one morning to find a case of formula you never ordered on your doorstep? Here’s one way it may have ended up there. For years formula companies have relied on hospitals to promote their products through “gift … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Exclusively pumping moms face unique Booby Traps

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We’re very pleased to share a guest post by Stephanie Casemore, author of Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk (just released in a second edition) and Breastfeeding Take Two:  Successful Breastfeeding the Second Time Around. I asked Stephanie to identify the Booby … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Most nursing in public laws have no teeth

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Your state law has protections for nursing in public.  That means that you shouldn’t have trouble using them, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. A recent story told in the New York Times provides a great example of a fundamental … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: Federal pumping law leaves out millions of moms

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If you expect to be pumping at work and want to know your rights, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that one of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare” requires … Continue reading

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Booby Traps Series: “Las dos” and other cultural barriers to breastfeeding

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A while back I wrote about cultural Booby Traps in the hospital, and offered my own embarrassing story of how, in trying to help a mom, I found myself creating a Booby Trap for a mom. But the flip side … Continue reading

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“Cuz the Nipple is Dope” — Actress & Filmmaker Lena Dunham

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Breastfeeding has a new champion.   Actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham posted a picture of her nursing friend Sarah Sophie Flicker  on Instagram yesterday: “My @sarahsophief feeding the brand new Dusty. I made the flower crown and she added the flower censor. … Continue reading

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Donate breastmilk for breast cancer research!

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If you are interested in donating breastmilk for this research effort, please visit the UMass Breastmilk Lab website to learn about current studies! Could your breastmilk hold clues to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer? It’s a question under … Continue reading

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Breast implants won’t cause sagging after breastfeeding, study shows

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We’ve known for a while that when it comes to sagging breasts in mothers, it’s pregnancy, not breastfeeding, that’s the culprit.    In fact, one study suggests that skin texture and appearance is actually better (more toned) in breastfeeding women. … Continue reading

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