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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 […]

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 […]

Flexible Healthcare Savings Accounts Now Allow Breast Pumps and Supplies


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 A February 10th press release announcing the IRS rescinded the previous exclusion of use of flexible healthcare savings accounts for breast pump purchases and supplies.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 […]

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