Resources for Medications and Breastfeeding: There’s an app for that!

“My doctor prescribed me _____ drug; do I have to stop nursing?”  Almost every day we hear from moms who have questions about the safety of medications while breastfeeding. Fortunately there are some terrific resources for nursing moms who need evidence-based information, including a free helpline for pregnant and breastfeeding moms and brand new smartphone […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh Perhaps I am a bit partial to Mother’s Day because a) I think I have the greatest mother in the world and can only hope to […]

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Get Your Green on This Week. No Pumps in Dumps!

Green. As in money, envy, environmental consciousness, Saint Patrick’s Day and Hygeia’s green breast pumps! As we celebrate St Paddy’s Day this week, get your green on. Hygeia has the distinction of being a leader in recyclable breast pumps. The product line not only boasts quality pumps of better portability, but they also can be […]

Preparing for Pumping at Work

Who knew? A few years ago we could only dream of a federal law that would provide break time for breastfeeding or breast milk feeding mothers to pump or express at work. And then to have that followed by an IRS reversal to allow use of health savings account plans or medical tax deductions to […]

IBCLCs: Shaping the Future

March 2, 2011 is the 10th annual IBCLC Day, a global celebration of the important role of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants as part of the healthcare team. IBCLCs support breastfeeding families and serve as expert resources for other health care providers. This year’s theme, “IBCLCs: Shaping the Future” highlights the importance of breastfeeding to […]

Breastfeeding and Politics — A Tale of Two Michel(l)es

Once upon a time when Gabriele Palmer wrote “The Politics of Breastfeeding”  20 years ago, she was not alluding to Democrats, Republicans or members of the Tea Party. But what is considered a health issue by many experts became a partisan issue last week after First Lady Michelle Obama commented on the role of breastfeeding […]