Monthly Archives: May 2012

Valedictorians and Breastfeeding?

It’s no secret that I love babies, childbirth, breastfeeding and all the joys and challenges that come with growing families. My mind easily wanders to my passion, and so it was no surprise to my family seated around me at … Continue reading

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5 Ways MDs Can Help Moms Breastfeed

Using human milk for human babies just makes sense, but the health impact is mind numbing. According to the Surgeon General, $13 billion would be saved annually in the U.S. if 90% of women followed guidelines to exclusively breastfeed for … Continue reading

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Baby-Friendly with Pediatric Goggles

I had lunch last week with a group of Pediatric (Peds) nurses. I knew our Baby-Friendly efforts would affect Peds, but until last week, I had little idea how. Let’s look at the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding with Peds-colored goggles. … Continue reading

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Personal Confessions of a Baby-Friendly Blogger

Looking back, if I had to list the top reasons my first breastfeeding experience didn’t go the way I wanted it to, I would have to include… I was discouraged from reaching out to La Leche League for support because … Continue reading

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Top 10 Baby-Friendly Reminders Inspired by Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg’s recent criticism of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is a reminder that misconceptions need to be addressed. Here are my top 10 Baby-Friendly facts. Baby-Friendly represents a set of maternity practices … Continue reading

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