The Tragic Loss Behind the NEC Society and the Miracle Milk™ Stroll

A little over two years ago, beautiful twin boys, named Micah and Zachary, were born. Unfortunately, Micah and Zachary were born three months prematurely, weighing just over two pounds each. Their mom, strong and determined, began pumping breastmilk for them right away, knowing that her milk would be the best thing for her delicate, premature… Read More The Tragic Loss Behind the NEC Society and the Miracle Milk™ Stroll

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

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 breastfeeding had gone beautifully for her.  No pain, no concerns about milk supply, healthy baby,… Read More Booby Traps Series: 40 years on, why is breastfeeding in public still a problem?

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

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 bags” given to moms as they leave.  They have been a very effective marketing tool,* … Read More Booby Traps Series: Direct-to-mom formula marketing, or “How did all that formula end up on my doorstep?”

Booby Traps Series: Exclusively pumping moms face unique Booby Traps

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 Traps that exclusive pumping moms face, the areas where good information and support are lacking,… Read More Booby Traps Series: Exclusively pumping moms face unique Booby Traps

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

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 weakness in most state laws: At the beginning of the summer, I visited a discount… Read More Booby Traps Series: Most nursing in public laws have no teeth