Medication and Mothers Milk: You Can Probably Take It

One of the more unfortunate themes we hear regularly is the tale of the PCP, dentist, psychologist, or even pediatrician telling a breastfeeding mother she must wean in order to take a necessary medication.

Mother after mother tells us she was told to pump and dump for 24 hours following minor surgery, told to . . . → Read More: Medication and Mothers Milk: You Can Probably Take It

Women Shaming Women

Lots of sports stadiums are creating suites for nursing moms. Which is awesome! These suites have space to nurse, change diapers, or even pump. Reports on the nursing suites indicate high usage, too, because moms who are made welcome to see to their babies’ needs can now attend hours-long sporting events without worry. The . . . → Read More: Women Shaming Women

Pumping Experiences: What I Did Differently the Second Time

The very first time I hooked up my breast pump to pump for my first son, a relative looked at my half-ounce bounty and said, “That’s not very much. Are you sure you have enough milk??”

This is just one example of a booby-trap that can derail the nursing experience for breastfeeding mothers, particularly . . . → Read More: Pumping Experiences: What I Did Differently the Second Time

Modern Family & Breastfeeding: Thumbs Down

Have you seen the latest episode of Modern Family? The episode entitled “Best Men”¬†features Gloria’s character answering the door, nursing baby Joe while signing for a package. No big deal, right? Who hasn’t answered the door with a baby on her boob? I thought the episode showed some promise!

And then I noticed the . . . → Read More: Modern Family & Breastfeeding: Thumbs Down

Our Booby Traps

A few weeks ago, The Best For Babes Foundation put out a request for moms to let them know how they were booby trapped. They then took all of the stories that were posted (by moms like you and me) and presented them to the Surgeon General at the meeting of the United States . . . → Read More: Our Booby Traps