Tag Archives: American Academy of Pediatrics

Policy Shmolicy

Breastfeeding is an art. Helping a woman with breastfeeding requires taking in all kinds of information–social, emotional, physical, medical–and formulating a unique plan of care for her. There are few pat answers or solutions to obstacles. Given this, some nurses are … Continue reading

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Bloomberg Under Fire

You know the diet books Eat This, Not That? I have my own version for today’s blog called Read This, Not That. New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg is being targeted by the media for what critics say is an … Continue reading

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5 Facts for Obstetricians

One of the best things I get to do as part of the Baby-Friendly project is speak to groups of doctors, administrators, nurses and families about what all of us can do to make breastfeeding work for mothers in our community. How … Continue reading

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Baby-Friendly’s Ginsu Knife

Remember Ginsu knives? They popularized infomercials and could “cut through a nail, tin can, radiator hose and still cut a tomato paper thin.” What really made Ginsu knives famous was their infomercial mantra, “But wait!  There’s more!” Baby-Friendly has its … 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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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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5 Points to LOVE About New AAP Policy Statement

It couldn’t have come at a better time. As we are rewriting policy and hammering out procedures, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published their revised Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk policy statement. It’s an easy 10-page read, … Continue reading

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