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

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“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 […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

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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 […]

IBCLCs: Shaping the Future

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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 […]

Flexible Healthcare Savings Accounts Now Allow Breast Pumps and Supplies

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The IRS has sent U.S. breastfeeding mothers and babies a Valentine. Not in the form of a refund check, but involving cost-savings, nonetheless! A February 10th press release announcing the IRS rescinded the previous exclusion of use of flexible healthcare savings accounts for breast pump purchases and supplies. Senators Merkley and Harkin and Reps. Levin […]