Corporate social responsibility (and breastfeeding moms) just got a boost courtesy of Proctor & Gamble’s (P&G) First Kid/Second Kid campaign. Designed to highlight the confidence that comes with experience, the campaign uses real life situations to illustrate the differences between... more
I love that my son and I share a bond that is exclusive to us. I had no idea how intimate, rewarding, and sometimes challenging breastfeeding would be. I love being able to give my son the most natural and... more
My baby turns 1 next month, and I’m hearing from family members that I should wean him then. Do I need to wean him at one year? more
Admittedly, I am a political junkie. For those of you who missed Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance speech, he reassured his supporters by saying, “I get it,” then added, “John McCain is a good man. But John McCain doesn’t get it.”... more
Results of a recent study show that hand expression and breast massage combined with breast pumping did a better job of stimulating milk production than breast pumping alone. Dr. Jane Morton and a research colleague at Stanford University investigated the... more
The recent decision by the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA’s) to ban a breast pump company from exhibiting at its annual conference and advertising in its professional journal was met with both adulation and consternation. The adulation emanated from those... more
Every baby benefits from the powerful nutrition and protection that only breastfeeding can offer. Every baby—including those who have been adopted. Inducing lactation for adoptive breastfeeding is possible, and sometimes achieving a full milk supply is attainable. But as many... more
Even Ripley of Believe It or Not fame would find it hard not to believe widespread media reports claiming that Venezuelan lawmaker Odalis Monzon wants to ban bottle-feeding. After all, the Huffington Post (Venezuela Considers Baby Bottle Ban To Encourage Breastfeeding),... more
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with lots of first time moms and dads. It’s particularly fun when they contact me before the baby is born to learn about breastfeeding. Recently, I heard from a dad who... more
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